Thursday, November 19, 2009
what little boys are made of
i remember this nursery rhyme from when i was young, but i never stopped to really think about the words until now. what in the heck are snips? i'm thinking of changing it to say "capes and snails and puppy dog's tails" because my youngest has already decided that he is super hero in training. despite my best efforts at keeping his bib turned around and facing the proper direction, he repeatedly insists on squirming until it is facing backwards, just like a cape:
which does nothing in the way of drool-catching, but really makes him look ever so much cuter during tummy time. tristan hasn't really been into capes so much, but he is a big fan of one super hero in particular. for the longest time, whenever he'd see a question mark anywhere, especially on the computer keypad, he'd point to it and say something that sounded like "soopawhee". i would correct him saying "that's a question mark, honey", but he would pay me no mind and continue to call it a soopawhee. i finally got it one day when he was watching one of his favorite shows on PBSkids.
aha! the show is called "superwhy" and the main little caped hero has a question mark on his pen. "super why's" and "Jesus' crosses" (the plus sign) are his favorite symbols to type in his "letters" to daddy and gran and grammie and auntie sis. every day he asks if he can write them all a letter, so i allow him to email one person every day. he's already getting good at remembering to press the "shift" key in order to get the symbols he wants in his message.
though tristan's words have become increasingly easy to understand, there is still one word (or phrase?) that he says that has both josh and i stumped. when he's all playful and pretending to be buzz or a dinosaur, he'll often say something along the lines of "baby sam not to happen!" at first i thought he was saying "not too happy" but he told me he isn't saying that at all. this morning at the grocery store it was "mommy not to happen maybe not." what??!! i do love it when he says "maybe not" though, because he uses it almost in the correct context. the other day he was looking for his "noculars" (binoculars) and i told him to look in his toybox. when he came to me empty handed, i asked, "were they in your toybox?" to which he responded. "no....maybe not."
speaking of groceries, i just realized that they are still sitting in my car. got to go unload them...bought a few things to make my cousin miranda's delicious looking potato corn chowder recipe for dinner tonight! my mouth is already watering.