This post is primarily for grandparents….or anyone else who enjoys tidbit stories about my kids…
A few things I find amusing:
Due to limited life experience asher thinks these items are named as follows:
Gas Station Convenience Stores = Gatorade Stores
Wine Glass = Biscuit Cutter
Chipotle = The Place Where Quesadillas Live (Though he does on occasion call that one “Chipole”)
Definitions for Grace’s “words” (not an exhaustive list)
Jenn = Mama (used to be “give me whatever it is I’m wanting/needing right now” but she seems to have figured out it’s actually my name)
Ryan = Dada
Asher = DehDeh (easily confused with Dada)
Cup = Bup (occasionally her sippy cup is “baba”)
Book = buup
Poop = boop boo (yes, she’s already alerting me to her bowel status)
Anything she doesn’t yet have a word for = Buh
There are more, but I can’t figure out how to type them & can’t quite remember the phonetics. For example she says, “thank-you” (while signing it) but much like asher’s name…no one but me knows she’s saying it.
There’s a few signs as well. What’s fun is when she changes them from what I teach her. Like “please” should be rubbing one open-palmed hand horizontally on your chest (according to me anyway). She rubs both hands (if available) in fists vertically on her sides and/or chest.
My favorite sign is, “sleepy”. The other night we were downstairs playing & she walked over to me & said, “momma?” & made the sleepy sign. she uses the same sign for “sleepy” as “blanket”, so it could’ve been either but I asked her if she wanted to go to bed & she gave an emphatic head nod, “yes”. She was in bed thumb in mouth in no time (if it’s past 6:55pm & a kid tells me s/he’s tired, I do not pass up the opportunity for early bedtime).