Some "unique" traits are not specific to a particular child at all, but rather to the age they are.
When Sissy was 3, I worried about her sense of humor. Her grasp of comedy and timing seemed more akin to Jim Carey or the 3 Stooges, than to mine. I worried, until it was my turn to teach her preschool group.
When the lunch table came alive with jokes whose punchlines were simple variations of "Banana Poopy", I no longer worried that my sense of humor would end with me. It was the AGE.
About 2 years ago, I became nervous again. Sissy had spent time with another child who was fluent in Baby-ese, and seemed to "lose" her Rs, and over enunciate her Ds. I thought she might be developing some sort of speech problem, and BEGGED her to speak like a big girl again.
After about 3 months, her bad habit was gone, and I wrote it off as being a side effect to spending time with the "bad influence" child.
Over the last week, the "baby language" has returned.
"Daddy" has become DA-TEE.
"Sadie" has become SAY-TEE
and "tomorrow" has become TO-MAH-WOW.
Only...it wasn't Sissy this time. It was Bubble. Like clockwork, he had developed his
Even though hearing this coming from the mouth of a 6 year old is like fingernails on a chalkboard for me, I am resisting the urge to book sessions with a speech therapist for the time being.
But, if the word "mouth" becomes "MOWF", I just may have to lock myself in a closet until this stage is over...
Please tell me I'm not the only one!