Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Language Explosion

Something major happened to Ian while Paul and I were in the hospital. It seems like over night he learned to speak. Suddenly, he's saying words we had no clue he knew. Sure, he could say ca... we knew he meant car. But now, it's absolutely CAR, emphasis on the R please. We show him an altogether too familiar little furry red monster and he's spouting Elmo. When he's ready for his Teletubbies, he's yelling out T.V.! That thing that's floating in the water, you got it, BOAT. Then there's his favorite word: NO!!!! I swear I hear him saying phrases too. On more than one occasion he has told us, "I did it," or "there you go."

Of course he's still experimenting with the sounds, and he's not always saying the words correctly, but Paul and I have definitely learned Ianese. See if you can figure out what the little guy is saying:

bi bir
ice (not the frozen water either)
ah ee

I'll post the answers later. Here's a hint, he seems to leave off the beginning or ending consonant sound, except for the last two. Good luck.

Wylie health update: Paul & Ian seem to be over the worst of their colds. Ian still has a runny nose and coughs once in a while, but nothing like before. Laurel is still majorly congested, poor thing.


Maddie and Stella said...

We'll play!!!

bi bir=big bird
orel=Laurel (Though how would we know, since we've not met her yet...hmmmm I think that was a hint)
ice=rice or lice (you pick)
ane=plane or train (We feel a little Dr. Seuss-ey)
ah ee=e-i-e-i-o!
umm - Oops! I did it again!

How did we do?

Mamacita Tina said...

Wow, Stella and Maddie, you did really well. Big Bird, Laurel, plane/train (he's says the same thing for both so we have to think about the content) are correct. As for the others:
ice = yes
ah ee = thank you (I know, I know, it's not even close, but he thinks so)
umm = help

Thanks for playing! :-)

Generic Dave said...

Don't forget about
The manager at Burger Barn.

Mamacita Tina said...

Ah, yes, Bob. My child has been brainwashed and can now say "Bob." Even better, he thinks it would be really cool to be the manager at Burger Barn.