Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Toddler Randomness - The 22 Months Entry

Things You Probably Shouldn't Teach Your Toddler to Do/Say But You Can't Help it Because it's So Funny:
  • Impersonations of Ben Stiller in Starsky & Hutch going "Do it. Do it." As with most things it's really funny until they won't stop saying it (LOUDLY) in church.
  • "He is the Kwisatz Haderach!!" (If you've never seen the movie Dune you (a) won't know the correct pronunciation of this and (b) won't know why this is fricking HILARIOUS. Rent the movie or look on IMDB if you really want to know.)
  • It's a safe bet that it's probably not appropriate to teach them to slam down their cup after finishing some juice, wipe their mouth with the back of their hand, and say "Gimme another round" (which comes out "nuh-nuh rown".)
  • If you're of my -ahem- generation, you know at some point you've gotta put on "Doin' Da Butt" and teach your kid Da Butt dance. It's even better if they learn to say "That big ol', big ol', BUTT."
Songs J Likes to Jam to:
  • "Da Butt." See above.
  • Flo Rida, "Low" Man, I HATE this song...but I can't not dance to it.
  • Alicia Keys, "No One" - he actually sings the chorus, it's so cute.
  • Bluegrass music on the Fridge Farm.
  • Stevie Wonder, "As" - the kid has taste.
  • Anything from the TV show Yo Gabba Gabba! If you don't know, you don't want to know.
New Words/Phrases We Can Actually Understand:
  • "Please" and "Thank You" in the right context. As in, "More milk, please."
  • "Brush teeth toothpaste." In my book that counts as a sentence.
  • Using the word "too" correctly. "Too heavy! Too hot! Too big!" These last two are usually said as he's spitting something out dramatically.
  • "Animals." He says this word PERFECTLY. A boy after my own heart. As a matter of fact he actually said "I love animals" while we were riding in the car the other day. Love it!
  • "It's broken. I broke it." Good to know.
  • This one drives TH crazy...J has been yelling out TH's first name instead of saying Daddy. I think he's just copying me (according to TH I "call his name all day." Whatever.) I think it's funny, TH, not so much.
Actually...the list of understandable words is getting too long to keep track of now. Whoever said they learn 5 new words a day wasn't kidding.

1 comment:

TH said...

See 2nd paragraph of "Mondays" comments.

I love that J loves music. And better yet, he loves music from different genres. Sweet!

He's growing so fast. Wow! I already reminisce when he was a baby and he isn't even 2yrs old yet. Amazing!