John Kinnear: The 10 Toddler Words That I'll Miss Most
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Before our kids learn our language, we get to experience the magic of learning theirs. For an amazing (and amazingly short) period of time, kids speak a language that only their parents can understand. Have you ever been around a parent and their kid, and the kid looks at the parent and says, "Samoopeeepoop clababa pano pano it," and the parent, completely un-phased, replies with something like "No dear, you've had enough graham-crackers, and dinner is in an hour"?
I'm going to miss that connection with my kid. I like that, for awhile, my wife and I were the only ones who could understand her. But now, my daughter is getting much better at talking. Her language skills are really pretty amazing. She's almost mastered subject, object and possessive pronouns. She's getting tenses down, and every once in awhile, she'll put together a sentence with multiple clauses and a semi-colon. For example: "I want to lay in bed with you and mommy, who you call Stevie-pie, but I peed in my
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