Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Happy Talky Talk

You may or may not be aware of my anxiety of Jace's speaking ... or lack thereof. It is hard to have an only child and not know what is normal -- especially when there are kids his age, or younger, doing things that he appears to not to be doing. Jace has always seemed to be a great thinker -- and never has had a lot to say. He has, however, done an awesome job understanding what we tell him, and can perform relatively detailed tasks when asked. Tasks such as: Jace ... go throw this in the garbage; put this in the bucket in the bathroom; let's put the dogs outside; put this in your drawer. When given a task, he'll usually waddle his cute little bum in whatever direction you ask ... but he hasn't really been talking.


Until recently.

Although no one would consider him a "jabber jaws" ... he has been talking a lot more. I thought I'd list the words that I can remember him saying as of right now. I probably will miss a lot!

Ma
Dad
Copper
Daphne (da)
Jesus
This
What's This
Right here
Amen
Buzz
Dog
Cow
More
No
Yes
Diaper
Bob
Banana
Car
Ok
Another
(I know there is more ... I'll add when I remember them all!)

Animal/Character Sounds
Cow
Pig
Dog
Monkey (this was his first sound!)
Elephant
Cat
Horse
Chicken (all birds say: baaawk ... He used to know quack.)
Owl
Alien (oooooh)
Buzz Lightyear
Lightning McQueen
Baby Sounds
Copper Howling

Favorite Songs (w/actions)
Tiny Tim
No More Monkeys Jumping on teh Bed
Jesus wants me for a sunbeam
If you are happy and you know it
Veggie Tales theme song.

So he is a quiet kid, but it is obvious that he knows quite a bit. I'm glad that it has come out more and more lately ... reduces my stress level and just makes him even more fun to be around.

3 comments:

Gramps said...

I still laugh with him rolling a grape down my nose and putting it in my mouth.

Gramps said...

I still laugh with him rolling a grape down my nose and putting it in my mouth.

Sarah Elizabeth said...

No worries! Boys are different anyway & it was obvious the last time I saw him that he was gearing up to talk...that lovely gibber-jabber we just can't understand but he knows precisely what's going on :) He's a cutey...which reminds me...I've gotta find out about his bday! It's pretty normal in my experience 4 boys 2 talk when they hit 2 and often not much before that :) So no worries mama!!!