Monday, November 29, 2010

Braden Says

Let's talk about talking. Braden talks all the time. Sometimes it is complete gibberish, but most of the time it is understandable. He has been constructing sentences for quite a while. His vocabulary knows little bounds. Since he talks all the time I thought maybe I should share a few of his gems with you. Here is just a sampling of the conversational fun we have with Braden on a daily basis.
  • For some reason he has started to interject the word me into a lot of his sentences. He says stuff like, "I me play," or "I me TeeTee," which is Braden for I want to watch TV. My favorite use of me goes like this. Arica or I will say I love you to Braden and he responds, "I ove you me too."
  • Last week when Arica, Braden and I were all sitting, or more correctly wallowing around, on the couch we had another funny moment with Braden. I said to Braden isn't Mama pretty. Braden answered, "I petty too."
  • Braden spends much of his day impersonating the Tasmanian devil. He is a whirling dervish of destruction. Anyone in the room is constantly in danger of getting hit or tackled or being used in another less than pleasant way. Despite his rough ways he is a sweet boy too. He gives plenty of hugs and kisses. On top of that he has great manners. Lately when he wants more of anything he has started saying, "Mo pease." He does it without any prompting from anyone. It is just his polite way of saying he wants more snacks or milk or TV.
  • Arica wrapped up some clothes for Braden to open at his second birthday party. Arica like many women loves clothes and that includes for herself as well as Braden. She thought he would at least enjoy unwrapping the presents. Well once he opened the first one and saw clothes he said, "NO CLOTHES!" Very funny stuff.
  • Another phrase common to the New Dad household is "I did it!" Braden is quite proud of all his accomplishments. Since he is always doing something we hear this one a lot.
  • I'll close with one of the more frustrating things Braden says. "I don't want it." The most common version of this right now is "I don't want bed" or "I don't want sleep". And he means it. That is why several nights a week for the past month either Arica or myself is up with a little boy at 3 AM because he doesn't want sleep, but instead he'll say "I me Tee Tee."


Eric said...

this what my 2 year old now says...

"I do it!" when getting out of the van.
She's already becoming independent and not needing daddy.


My Bottle's Up! said...

matching coat and boots??? definitely worth the photo op.

Rob said...

Love the boots and coat BTW. Aren't little kids vocab amazing. Shae talks non stop as well and sometimes I have no idea what she is saying. Sounds like your little boy is growing up and FAST!!!!

James (SeattleDad) said...

Great stuff. I loved that age. The language explosion is so fun to listen to and to watch.


SurprisedMom said...

Ah, sleepless nights. Now they're my own fault (or my hormones')and not my children's desire for more "Tee Tee." (And who said TV isn't dangerous? :)

Braden is growing up fast and his vocabularly is expanding. He's pretty funny, even if unintentionally.

The "I did it!" stage was a little heartbreaking for me because I knew, even at that young age, once the girls were independent, they were going to grow up and away from me. I'm proud of the independent women they've grown to be, but miss those kisses and hugs from a child.

I love Braden's outfit! How adorable! I have to tell you though, I don't think girls, no matter what age, say "No Clothes!"