I never really appreciated them until they were gone. And they are gone, just like that, up and gone. And I miss them more than I thought I would.
R says “thank you” instead of “dee dee” and “blanket” instead of “beeuh.”
For months, she has used her own pronunciation for these words. We knew what she meant and reacted accordingly. And now, she enunciates the actual phrases as succinctly as if she were 20 instead of 2.
Dave asked me last night when I mentioned it to him if I really thought she would never say “thank you.” No, not never, I said. Just not yet. I couldn’t savor the last little baby-ism before it was gone.
Potty training, preschool and now pronunciation? What’s next? Prom?
As much as she likes to insist that she’s still a baby, I know my little R is becoming a girl. At least I still have “nee-no” (lay down) and “meh” (more).
Check that – I’m down to just ” nee-no.” And only about 50 percent of the time.