Living with a two-year-old is one wild experience. Ryan is full of big emotions, confidence and fearlessness. He bounces from one extreme feeling to another, testing boundaries, expressing affection and dislike, and playing with patience and determination. Lately, he has started making more of an effort when it comes to verbal communication. He uses short, three-word sentences, and some of his favorite topics are go, stay, eat, play and see. He also loves to talk about tractors, trucks and "choo-choo" trains.
It's been sweet to watch him pick up on language and listen to him make an effort to incorporate new words into our conversations. (And I use the word conversations loosely.) The common sayings are (relatively) easy to pick up on, but often the sounds don't always sound like the word Ry means, so I have to go off context clues to translate what he's saying. I thought it would be entertaining to record some of his current vocabulary and the translations. Here we go: Dodder: Connor / didi: baby / atar: guitar / bobble: drink / nanny: Paddington or bear. The jury's still out on the meaning of g-o- (or even if that's what he's saying), but he likes to use it in reference to letters or numbers. Talk on, my little boy. We love to hear what you have to say.