Friday, February 27, 2009

Say that again?

All kids are different. Some do things earlier, some do things later. Boys are very different than girls. I am learning that fact as we speak.

Kyle is a bright little boy. You tell him something/show him ONCE, he will remember. For example: when he was about 18- 19 months old, I was holding him because we were about to walk out the door. I had the cd playing and needed to shut it off before we left. Well, the slacker part of me took over and I shut it off with my toe instead of bending over and doing it the proper way, with my finger. Cutting corners, you know how it is!
The next morning, I turn on the music and a few minutes later, what do I see? Kyle trying so hard to get his foot on the top of the cd player! Brilliant!

Kyle was never a talker. What I mean by that is, he didn't say words that anyone could understand. A LOT of babble. Cute, funny babble. He would stand in the middle of the room and be so serious about whatever it was and was convinced we understood him. Hailey~ she is a different story. The girl can talk.

Words Kyle could say at 16 months:
Bapa (Grandpa)
Mamos (Grandma)
Mo ( more)
Me-me (excuse me)
na-na (banana)

and then his own giberish: but Kyle did sign a lot more words too.

Words Hailey can say at 16 months:
Mo ( more)
Peas (please)
Ba-pa ( Grandpa~ funny it's the same way as Kyle said it)
Mama ( grandma)
Tasha ( my parents dog & she says it perfectly)
Oye (Roy, my in-laws dog)
JJ (cousin)
A-yex (Alex..cousin)
dow (for sit down)
Tyol ( Kyle~ she says it so cute! sounds like tile)
Soos (shoes)
Baf ( Bath)
Badul (bottle)
muck (milk)
chee (cheese)

Seriously? I don't know if it is a girl thing or just having an older sibling around too?! I am floored with some of the things she does. Dan and Kyle went to a hockey game the other night, so it was just me and peanut. I gave her a bath, which she loved not having to share it with brother. I got her out and she made a break for it~ in her birthday suit out to the living room. Me standing in the hall way in plain sight of her, was trying to coax her into her bedroom to get lotioned up and jammies on. She looked at me, patted her tummy and said..."otty, otty" then looked down and proceeded to pee on the carpet! WHAT?? Did she just say potty and then do it?! NO way, not at 16 months? I was baffled. I called the grandparents to tell of her shear genius! ;) Hey, that's another word to add to her ever growing list.

Kids are great~ now if they would only be little genius' when I need them to be......oh say, out in public instead of throwing tantrums, that would be great. But where's the fun in that?