Tag Archives: language

What They Are Saying at Almost 4.5

I do a words and phrases list every now and again to track cute things that will soon vanish from my auditory life forever. The girls are speaking more and more clearly now, though they insist on certain pronunciations more … Continue reading

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Cookies and Communication

This morning, my girls were discussing the cookie-making we’re going to do this afternoon. Dulce wants to make chocolate chip cookies. Natalina wants to make sprinkled cookies. We’re making peanut butter cookies…because I’m the mom and I don’t care what … Continue reading

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Words and Phrases

Now that we’ve hit four, the language is beginning to even out quite a bit. My girls are using complex phrasing and doing their darndest to keep up with the adults when it comes to chit chat. Here are a … Continue reading

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What They Say at Three and a Half

Our language here is ever-expanding, and I try to list out some of the funnier or more precious sayings and mispronounciations. Of course, I can never remember them all. I can say that at 3.5, the girls still have a … Continue reading

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Toddler Tricks – 84: Make Them Acknowledge You

Problem: You’re talking and talking and talking, but your kid can’t hear you. Or more accurately, your kid is blatantly ignoring you, your presence not registering on his preschooler radar. I’ve written about this here, because it’s a big deal around … Continue reading

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Like Humans Do

At three and a half, my kids are experimenting with the frivolities of human life. They are moving beyond a grasp of vocabulary and simple sentence structure. They’ve got subject, verb, object. Now that they can order me around, ask multiple questions … Continue reading

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Kids Say the Darndest Things

I used to do posts outlining what the girls were saying as they grew up and started grasping the language. Now that they’re three and a half, it’s not what they say butwhat they say, if you know what I mean. … Continue reading

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Little Kids

We drove three hours yesterday to get to Nana’s place in southwest FL. As we headed down, the girl’s new “children” status hit me full force, and it’s not left me since. With their expanded vocabularies, the twins are now … Continue reading

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Toddler Tricks – 58: Getting Them to Shut Up

Problem: The title sounds a little harsh, but if your toddlers are anything like mine, they talk your ear off. They talk and talk and talk, and it’s not passive conversation where they’re content to babble at you, nor is … Continue reading

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Don’t Hold Them Back

I find in many ways, I’m holding my kids back. Not really on purpose, but either for convenience’s sake or just pure cuteness, there are certain things I don’t want to end. Take eating, for example. We just got back … Continue reading

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