"I want more eggs." - Miles, uttering his first fully-constructed sentence tonight
One of the most noticeable ways this Christmas season is already very different from the last is Miles's awareness of certain staples and figureheads. He seems to understand what the Christmas tree is, what a reindeer is, and is increasingly fond of Christmas songs. He also recognizes "Fosse"... ...and the fat man himself, "Sassy"... ...we're … Continue reading Year 2, Day 291
Just as his vocabulary is soaring, Miles's penchant for singing is rising at alarming rates as well. His music is starting to veer away from merely mimicking tones using a variety of babbling that at times sounds vaguely like the words he's trying to emulate but at other times is complete gibberish. Now he's actually … Continue reading Year 2, Day 282
Miles is picking up so many new words now that it can be hard to keep up with them all. There are days where his vocabulary seems to expand by almost 20 words. One word has been particularly notable over the last few days, not just because of Miles's use of it but also due … Continue reading Year 2, Day 281
Miles and I have a new game we've been playing lately, primarily when we get home from daycare. To be fair, I'm not sure if Miles realizes it's a game, although he's the one who always kicks it off. "Where mommy go?" he'll ask, usually shrugging for emphasis. It's the game of finding mommy after … Continue reading Year 2, Day 274
I received a text during my trivia show tonight that read, "Miles might have learned some curse words tonight." My initial assumption was that he had finally picked up some undesirable language from his sailor-mouthed mother. The reality was, thankfully, more adorable.
Miles has hit a new milestone recently, as he's started using two-word sentences to communicate with us. So far we've heard, "More egg," and (of course), "Need Elmo*," but I'm frankly a little surprised (and relieved) that we haven't heard, "Hell no," yet. * We're going to have to start clarifying "wants" vs. "needs" soon … Continue reading Year 2, Day 258