Toddler Communication

We are stepping into a brave new land where many parents’ hair have gone white with stress: The Toddler Years. Nothing is more apparent that we are in this new land than the constant chatter of a certain princess. Since we mostly skipped through the toddler years with the boys, this new stage first had us beaming with pride as Keira tried out her first words with “mama” and “dada”. Then along came a string of new words “banana”, “meow”, “Titus”…

Until finally one of the most feared words entered her vocabulary: “No.” On came the continual battles of Keira asserting her opinions on the world.

Daddy pulls her off the stairs:  “Daddy! No!”

New food that looks questionable: “No, no, no, no, no!!”

Papa decides to walk out of the room: “No! Papa! STOP!”

Uh oh…. “Stop??” And so our dearest Keira learned how to get her way by communicating her desires and leaving us in a fit of giggles. A monster was born. An exceptionally cute, talkative, opinionated and disaster toddler monster.

Just when I had myself questioning my sanity of trying to teach my daughter how to speak in the first place, Keira showed her exceptionally cute disastrous toddler monster powers could be used for good.

As I took a breath between lullabies as I sang her to sleep, Keira chimed in. Taking both my cheeks into her tiny little hands, she looked me in the eyes and began singing.

“Maaamma… baby, baby,… Maammma… awwweesoommmme…..”

I don’t need the toddler-parent decoder ring to know that this is love.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. David Pringle (@dpringle)
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 15:28:28

    Cuteness on a scale which overcomes parental sanity….

    Welcome to toddlerhood….

    You already know she has ME smitten. ;-p

    Reply

  2. Reboloke
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 22:25:51

    That video is too stinkin adorable! She is so cute, and yes cute toddlers have disastrous monster powers…

    Reply

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