OMG, he’s talking.

12 Jul

Where tough little non-communicative babies become brilliant young men.

So, it’s our last day in Idaho visiting Seabass’ grandparents, and I can’t believe how downright LOADED those weeks have been with learning.  Seabass, by the by, is brilliant.  Okay, maybe not brilliant, but he’s certainly smart as a whip.  He’s never been a super verbal guy (unless you count the whining and screaming) but suddenly, he’s Captain Communication.  A short list of his new “tricks:”

  • He says “uh-oh.”  Like, constantly.  It’s the cutest thing I’ve ever heard in my whole life.
  • When we ask him, “How big is Seabass?” and reply “SO BIG!” He throws his hands in the air
  • He signs “more,” “thirsty,” “eat,” “all done,” and “thank you”
  • He says “ni-ni” and waves goodbye
  • When you ask him for a kiss, he leans his head over to your lips
  • He says “MA, MA, MA, MA, MA” for mama, particularly when he’s upset

I’m sure most of you have kids who were applying, like, the quadratic equation at Seabass’ age, but for us this is huge.  Finally, I can ask him what he wants and feel confident that he’s getting it.  Of course, sometimes what he wants is to play with a chainsaw or switchblade or something, in which case we don’t give him what he wants.  But at least now we know why he’s crying.  Thank you God.


6 Responses to “OMG, he’s talking.”

  1. Husband July 12, 2011 at 8:19 am #

    How many switchblades do they have lying about the place there in Idaho?

  2. marinasleeps July 12, 2011 at 9:33 am #

    How cute… now just watch what you say.
    My two year old came over and told me Daddy was gonna be pist cause the dog dug a hole.

  3. Debbie July 12, 2011 at 9:37 am #

    He IS brilliant! I think talking is one of the best steps that happen because now he can communicate what is wrong instead of you having to play the guessing game. Of course, soon you’ll be hearing all the “Why is….” soon followed by all the “Knock, knock …..”

  4. AKeo July 12, 2011 at 4:32 pm #

    Communication really is a joyous milestone! It’s like the natives have finally caught on. Except I’m not sure which side is considered the native – parents or the little dudes. It really could go either way!

  5. Marta July 12, 2011 at 5:10 pm #


    Technically Bella says dada, but to no one in particular so I’m not counting it as her first word and holding out for mama!

  6. Kat July 12, 2011 at 11:11 pm #

    As I read this this morning, Scarlett was barking at my parent’s dog. She has yet to catch on to more than a couple “human” words, however…

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