Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Breakfast with Parker.

First thing in the morning...I go and get her out of her crib...change her...tell her what she's going to eat...she tells me "Ah-mamamama" (which I guess is her form of "yes!") or "No!" (shaking her head and the whole bit).

This morning- we had a winner. Strawberries and waffles. Winner for her: she likes it. Winner for me: NOT messy like oatmeal or cereal.

So after I make her breakfast and sit her in her booster seat....she begins to eat. And every morning while she is eating.... we have a conversation. It kind of goes like this.

PARKER: Dad-dah!?
ME: Daddy's night-night.
PARKER: Lolla? (with her arms held up like "where is she?")
ME: Where is Lola?
PARKER: (pointing to the living room) "Ehr-she-is!" (then she smiles and may even clap).
ME: That's right! There she is!
PARKER: Muh. (pointing at her cup)
ME: That's right...that is your milk.
PARKER: Hat! Dad-dah's! (pointing at Geoff's hat she sees sitting on the bar).
ME: That is Daddy's hat.

ME: Eat your strawberries. Can you say strawberry?
PARKER: Pease. (aka "please")
ME: Good trying!

PARKER: Dad-dah!
ME: Where is Daddy?
PARKER: Wor? (aka "work")
ME: No...Daddy's night-night.
PARKER: (not speaking, but merely moving her mouth to the words and holding her pointer finger over her mouth ) Nigh-nigh. Shhhhhh.

PARKER: Auuh-nun! (aka "all done!")
ME: No...you're not all done. You still have to eat your strawberries and finish your waffle.
(she continues eating)

PARKER: Lolla? (with her arms held up like "where is she?")
ME: Where is Lola?
PARKER: (pointing to the living room) "Ehr-she-is!" (then she smiles and may even clap).
ME: That's right! There she is!

PARKER: Auuh-nun! (aka "all done!")
ME: No...you're not all done. You still have to eat your strawberries and finish your waffle.
(she continues eating)

PARKER: (bouncing her head) "Side!" (aka "outside")
ME: You want to go outside when you are done eating?
PARKER: "Ah-mamamama" (aka "yes")
ME: Ok- we can go outside in a minute.
PARKER: Shoos. (pointing to her feet)
ME: That's right...we will have to put our shoes on before we go outside.

PARKER: Lu-uv. (pointing to her Lovey laying on the floor in the kitchen)
ME: We'll get lovey after you are finished eating.
PARKER: Side!
ME: We'll go outside in a minute.
PARKER: Wet!?
ME: (I chuckle) We'll try not to get wet this morning. (FYI...she did get wet this morning)

So you catch my drift! As I was robotically answering and responding to all of her questions/statements this morning...I realized...this is what we do every morning...with some variations as her vocabulary grows. And I thought (surprising, I know)...I need to write this down!!

4 comments:

Monica Jackson said...

How cute! That was really fun to read :) I should follow your example and write down some of the funny things Abbey and I "discuss"!

Kristin said...

That was great!! I love it!! I love hearing her talk, it is really the cutest thing ever!!

Viv said...

It really is the cutest thing ever. Her vocabulary is very good for her age and she's just going to get even fuller and richer. I think it's so sweet!

Anonymous said...

Oh I'm so proud of you sisters
patience, they are so fortunate to
have such attentive mommies.
love you all,
granny

anxious to see you again.

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