Monday, January 19, 2009

Tiny Talk Tuesday

We haven't done a Tiny Talk post in a while, but we're trying to get back on track with all our regular weekly postings, so here's one for ya, narrated by Miss Esmé at 21 months.


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Mommy says 50% of my verbal communication consists of the word "Mommy!" I yell "Mommy" for her to come and see, to come and help, to come and listen to what I have to say, to feed me, to make sure she's paying attention, and just to make sure she's still there.

Then 25% of my verbal communication consists of the word "Nope!" combined with a head shake. We play 20 Questions, Mommy and me, to figure out what I want. I keep saying "Nope" over and over until she gets it.

Then the last 25% of my communication consists of zillions of words, like "strawberry" and "pencil" and "chips" and "stop barking" and "get down" and "upstairs." And with all that, I can make myself very clear...

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While driving in Scotland, I dropped my dummy (aka pacifier) and asked Mommy to get it. What a fun game that turned out to be! I kept saying "Mamma dummy! Mamma dummy!" and she kept saying, "No, Mamma is smart!"


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I like describing things now, like calling Mommy smart, or saying if my food is hot or cold, or if my balloon is up or down. Or telling you "I pretty!"


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OK, that's it for today, folks. Except I promised you some beach photos with my next post, so here they are - photos from our South African visit last month. Don't ya wish you were there?!

This is me boogieboarding...



Checking out the view at Pringle Bay...
Collecting shells with Mommy.

And playing in the sand with my friend Sarah at Strand Beach.

12 comments:

♥ Somebody Loved ♥ said...

I have never spent much time at the beach and yet I love it. The sounds, the views, especially lighthouses(when they are a part of the scenery). Thanks for sharing again... and the 'Mommy Dummy' story. (made me smile)
ToOdLeS.ShEiLa

richies said...

Looks like you had a great time at the beach

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Mrs.Naz@BecomingMe said...

She's so cute and sweet.

Lori said...

great pictures.. looks like she is loving the beach. and what a smart cookie you have too

Kelly said...

That "dummy" story is too funny! Plus those beach pics make me really miss my beach vacation!

Erin said...

Beautiful pictures. Happy TTT

dani said...

what a beautiful beach baby you are, esma:) j, that "dummy" thing is TOOOOOOOOOOOO funny; i laughed out loud:P
love,
dani

Prasti said...

your dummy story was funny, funny...lol!

oh, those beach photos are making me long for summer already (and it's only january!). what a cute beach baby :)

JanMary said...

Hi there, I have not commented in a while.

Super sunny beach pics - somehow I know they aren't on a scottish beach!!!

Kelly said...

Those are some beautiful beaches. My little one hasn't discovered Barney yet! :o) I am sure she will be a fan!!

Mary@notbefore7 said...

LOve "mommy dummy"...LOL!

Great shots of the beach. What a fun boogie board experience :)

Kristen@nosmallthing said...

I love the pictures in the sand...LOVE them! It looks so warm. It's 12 degrees here right now...I could use a little of that!