Sunday, November 05, 2006

One Hit Wonder

We've had more words around here lately. But there has yet to be a repeat of "sho" or "cah." In fact, Sam seems to only be interested in saying his words for us a few times in the moment and then never coming back to them...ever. It makes us wonder if he is even saying them in the first place.

In the past week we have had "buh bah" (bye bye), "gat" (cat), "Daghee" (Daddy), and "bal" (ball). But again, we've only heard each of them a few times when he says them initially. So the cat walks by and we say, "There's the cat," and he says, "gat." We say something like, "Did you just say cat?" and he says, "gat," "cat?" "gah," and then it's over. There is absolutely nothing you can do to get the kid to say gat again for days and days and days. It's like he just wants to let us know he can do it once and that's enough for him. It's clearly just much more fun to point and grunt like an ape.

22 Comments:

Blogger amyjane said...

The case of the dissappearing words... Patrick seems to have the same disease. He CAN say daddy, bye-bye, ball, doggy, bubbles, etc. All baby versions of course. But the only words we hear more than a few times are mommy and oh-wow. Both of which are adorable but I've worried too about the words that keep dissappearing.

10:28 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

My bugaboo did the same thing for awhile. I was so proud when he said dog, and then he didn't say it again for about two months. He talks more now, but grunting is still his favorite mode of communication also.

11:26 PM  
Anonymous Jenny said...

Hailey did that too. I'd put her on the phone to show gramma the new word and she'd just look at me like that dancing frog on that looney tune cartoon.

"Hello my honey, Hello my baby! Hello my ragtime gal!"

They totally do it on purpose.

6:36 AM  
Blogger Tracey said...

Giggling over here. They are such stinkers. Corinne does that with her tricks, too. She only acknowledges 1 body part a month. We are still on ears but they are being phased out and the teeth are being pointed to. Eyes are no longer worthy of pointing too, apparently.

9:11 AM  
Blogger GranolaGirl12 said...

Elijah seems to have come down with the same affliction...

The other day I was making tea and he looked up and said "hhhhhot". I affirmed his, Yes! Tea is Hot! This is Hot!

And then went over and touched the oven, just to prove to me he knew what he was saying.

Not one "hot" since.

9:25 AM  
Blogger Amber said...

Toooo fun! Haddie did that for a while...and then suddenly exploded with her vocabulary into sentences. It's amazing how much they absorb and retain!

9:31 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Chicky said...

Once again more proof that our kids are living parallel lives.

11:35 AM  
Blogger Nikkie said...

Look mom, I can say it, but I won't! He'll get there. My little guy does the same thing. He'll say something once then weeks later he'll say it over and over.

1:52 PM  
Blogger kate said...

well, yeah it is more fun! and truly sooner than you think he'll be repeating over and over and over. . . mommy, mommy, mommy! and you'll want to go back to the caveman grunt!

1:58 PM  
Blogger Allie said...

I think Sam is doing it to purposefully drive you crazy. :)

I swear that is my son's intentions and that it is a secret kid's club motto. :)

2:41 PM  
Blogger bon said...

Hahaha! I think it's normal... crazymaking, but normal.

3:00 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

My 1-year old does something similar.

One time, I cleaned the playroom, the kitchen and the bathrooms. Proud of myself, I asked my 1-year old to tell my wife what I did.

"Tell Mommy what Daddy did today," I told my 1-year old.

My 1-year old pointed to me and said, "Uh-oh."

It took me hours to convince my wife that I did nothing wrong. Hmp.

Mike
http://somethingaboutparenting.typepad.com/

6:57 PM  
Blogger smartmama said...

smart baby pulls that all the time- the stinker!

8:46 PM  
Blogger Mama D said...

A does similar things. She'll say 'cat' also. Sometimes. And most of the time, not.

They are definately messing with us.

9:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Savor the quiet! Ever since mine started, she hasn't stopped. She talks to inanimate objects, to dolls, to mom, to dad- oh and she's the official greeter at Walmart, Target and any other "SUPER" store- she'll say hi to anyone who doesn't look scary!

12:15 AM  
Blogger scribbit said...

At least it's comforting to think that he'll get it down eventually, right? He'll wake up some morning and surprise you with a dissertation.

1:16 AM  
Blogger janice said...

yes the words come and then disappear sometimes don't they!

2:17 AM  
Blogger Useless Man said...

Of course grunting like an ape is more fun. That's why men do it. We're just trying to recapture our youth...

1:46 PM  
Blogger sari said...

If I could get away with pointing at things and grunting like an ape, I would too. :-)

3:23 PM  
Blogger Mamacita Tina said...

It's frustrating, no doubt. Ever waiting, but it will come, then you won't get a moment's peace.

8:22 PM  
Anonymous JD said...

I am going to speech therapy this week with my "just turned three year-old" today. Keep us posted how things progress :)

12:10 AM  
Anonymous Poopydigs said...

Disappearing words, tricks, and skills. Ah yes, it gets very frustrating.

I'm so glad to see that Sam's vocabulary is increasing! Love it!

12:28 PM  

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