If there is one thing that Swee’Pea does that is proof she is my daughter is the girl loves to talk. She starts talking the minute she wakes up in the morning and keeps on talking right up until sleepiness finally wins the battle over a flapping little mouth.
And one thing I really admire of the girl… She doesn’t let a little problem like not knowing many words keep her from talking.
Although she is adding words to her vocabulary at a dizzying rate. Between her sign language words and her verbal words, she is finding it easier and easier to communicate. She will tell you she wants something and she’ll even sign the word for something if we have trouble discerning what she wants. Her favorite snack is flavored corn puffs and it’s the cutest thing in the world to see her say “PUFF”.
And then there’s her ability to imitate sounds. She says back words at an amazing rate, sometimes even repeating phrases as we talk to her. And sometimes she imitates less desirable sounds…
After a full breakfast, TheMonk and Swee’Pea play with Mommy in the playroom. After bouncing TheMonk up and down on the large stability ball, Mommy puts him down on the floor. As TheMonk sits down he emits a huge burp that echoes across the room (“Burrrrrrrrrrrrrrp!”). (Which is, unfortunately, also proof that TheMonk is, indeed, my son)
Suddenly, a little girl who is playing by herself nearby looks up, opens her mouth and says… “Burrrrrrrrrrrrrrp!” Mommy, unable to hide her smile, breaks out into a laugh. Swee’Pea, seeing Mommy laugh, joins in. And just for good measure adds one more “Burrrrrrrrrrrrrp!”
That’s my girl.
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