My 2 year old (30 months to be exact) comes running up the stairs into my room crying:Zi: Mamam!!!!me: what happened zi?zi: the care-a-bears!!me: what about the care bears? zi: mamam, it’s something bad tv downstairs. The care bears deleted.” me: deleted?! zi: ya. deleted. can you help me? oh pretty pretty please? me: what do you mean they got deleted? what does deleted mean? zi: because it got deleted. it means, GO AWAY!!! Can you help me? It broken! Can you help me? I’m in trouble. #LOLS #notlying #wheredoesshelearnthesewords #30months “Deleted” ? Really, Zi? Where do you learn these words? I don’t even remember using it around you. You amaze me and entertain me in moments like today. d
Zi’s newest words at 17 months: mui mui (moy moy, her younger cousin) no bubble tree car tita Zi (her own name) Emma (her older sister) po (tagalog word) Since 15 months: tatay mama Ate wow baby apple woof ewe uh-oh bop! uh-uh (to convey ‘no’..while shaking her head) up hi bye dede (filipino word to convey she wants to nurse) beep-beep yay milk (mih) there it is (tey-eh-ye) tito huh? shhh! cheese mine there
At 15 months, Zi can say over 20 obvious words/prases such as: tatay mama Ate wow baby apple woof ewe uh-oh bop! uh-uh (to convey ‘no’..while shaking her head) up hi bye dede (filipino word to convey she wants to nurse) beep-beep yay milk (mih) there it is (tey-eh-ye) tito huh? shhh! cheese She also has a picture/word book given to her from tita cherms and she can use her pointer finger to show me where objects are if I ask her. For example, if I ask her where the fish is, she’ll point to its corresponding picture. She responds so well and can understand when I make requests. I can even ask her, “where’s my iPhone, Zi?” and she’ll grab it from the end of the room and give it to me. Promise, I never consciously taught her it was an iPhone.