Friday, February 25, 2011

Could You Repeat That?

Tyler has a way of phrasing things that makes me laugh. It started when he was tiny. About two or so he was using adjectives. He never said "yeah" or "uh-uh". It was always yes or no. He had a fascination with figuring out irregular verbs. For example he knew eat did not follow the typical pattern. He never said "eated" he "oat" his food all gone. I think I will always remember his chubby little face looking up at me "I oat it, Mama." "What?" Ty repeated, "I oat it." I was thoroughly confused, "What are you saying?"" I oat it all gone," he insisted. And it clicked. Yes, now he could go play.
Now my chubby toddler has turned into such a grown up boy who can wear my shoes. But he still has a way with words.The other night at dinner he shoveled a man sized bite of spaghetti into his mouth. Two seconds later he sighs and looks my way. "It would be nice if tomatoes were like chicken." he said. My mind switched to high gear trying to follow this logic. "You know, then you could only eat them cooked." says my salad hater.
Eating Mexican the other night he switched from ground beef enchiladas to a chicken enchilada. His eyes grew wide as he reached for his glass. After a loooong drink, he said, "Wow! That sure twangs your mouth. It's a lot spicier than the beef."
Although he may not have buzzing arms anymore (when a limb would "fall asleep"), he still keeps me smiling. Is it too much to hope that a small piece of this will last through the teen years?


Alexis said...


Brandi said...

Love it! :)

Bubba has called tacos 'chacos' since he was about 3... so we just went with it. We thought it was so cute, my hubby and I started calling them chacos too (we love tacos around here). So, maybe 4 - 5 months ago, the boys asked what was for dinner and I said it was 'taco night.' Bubba said 'oh, you mean chacos.' This went back and forth until I was laughing so hard... the look on his face when he realized he'd been saying it wrong all this time was priceless.

cristidehoff said...

When Maura has a limb fall asleep, it is "sparkling"

He & Me + 3 said...

Love it. It is kindof sad when they stop saying those cute words or sayings that keep them little. Actress used to say ricalidous instead of ridiculous. I miss that. I also really miss when they used to say "Hold you momma" when they wanted to be held. Oh girl this post is taking me back. Why do they have to grow up so fast?

Tiffany said...

Oh I love all those little phrases! So glad we are still in that phase.