A Brief Lexicon of Seabass

30 Jul

 Seabass has undergone an explosion of vocabulary lately, though I doubt anyone but Jake or me would notice.  Much of the time, his words resemble Vulcan more than English.

“mee-moon” = oatmeal

“moon” =  more

“acorn” = motorcycle or popcorn

“heh-kolore” = helicopter

“tuckatoo!” = rooster

“better daddy” = peanut butter and jelly

“ooh-ick” = music

All the same, it blows our minds how talkative he can be. Something else is blowing our minds lately, too: his bossiness.

“Mama, fold these.”

“You, here.  Mama, sit here.  Daddy, sit here.  No, Daddy!  Drink water, Daddy.  Say ‘ah,’ Daddy.  Mama, say ‘ah.’ Go away Murph! Be right back, Mama.  BE RIGHT BACK, MAMA.”

It’s sort of adorable to see a two-year-old conducting traffic around our house the way he does.  Speaking from the perspective of a fellow first-born child, I can appreciate what he’s trying to accomplish.  Everything needs to be done HIS way because without HIS way, everything would fall to pieces.  I totally get that.

However, it’s also sort of obnoxious.  If we happen to pass a house whose trash cans have blown over, there is no escaping the machine gun fire of orders from Seabass to pick it up.  “Mama, uh-oh.  Mama, pick up.  Mama, pick up!”

The sad part is, usually I do as I’m told.  I mean, the kid’s got a point.

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5 Responses to “A Brief Lexicon of Seabass”

  1. Kristin July 30, 2012 at 3:03 pm #

    Seriously, I hear ya! Benny is SO bossy right now! Our favorite is when someone new comes over, like grandma or aunt or uncle, it’s “Mama, go outside” or “Mama, go in yiving yoom (living room)” (if we’re in his room), or just plain “Mama, go away.”

  2. Linda July 30, 2012 at 5:31 pm #

    Wait…. Ooh-ick is music? You need to get that boy some consonants!!

  3. kellyts July 30, 2012 at 8:33 pm #

    It’s as if you’re describing my son a few months ago. We understand him more clearly now than before. And he is even bossier than before!! Tonight he even tried to dictate his daddy’s use of the toilet. Not cool dude!

  4. kellyts July 30, 2012 at 8:35 pm #

    Oh yeah and I love early words… Mo-guy-gul (motorcycle) was a favorite. 😉

  5. Marta July 31, 2012 at 12:53 pm #

    Lol love it. Bella, who will be 2 in September, frequently tells me “MAMA SIT DOWN” when ever I try to leave the table, her room, pretty much anywhere.

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