Friday, April 9, 2010
She has lots of speech, but it tends to fall into the following categories:
The obvious: "That's Lauren!"
Hyperbole: "The computer is so beautiful."
Angry declarative: "I get mad when I have to share!" or "We're not going to use the iPhone right now."
Repetitive: "Can I do some shenanigans?" was cute the first 1,000 times she said it.
Still processing instructions she was given months ago (these are sometimes whispered under her breath with her hand over her mouth): "I should not say things that don't make sense."
But the best is when she has your side of the conversation for you. This happens when she is trying to get you to agree to something that she knows you don't want to: "Can I have some chocolate? Good idea! The answer is yes!"
We don't even have a Magic 8-Ball, so don't ask me why all of the responses she puts in other people's mouths sound like they come straight from that classic toy. I need to teach her some of the negative responses so she can work them into her repertoire. Chocolate at 8:00 in the morning? "My sources say no".
Posted by Lynn at 8:31 AM