My little Jack is growing up. I haven’t done one of these posts in a long time. Way too long. Jack is just growing way too fast, and saying and doing things new every day that I can’t keep up!
At 25 months, he has the vocabulary of a 5 year old. Well, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but I’ve met 3 year olds who don’t speak as clearly and with as many words as Jack does. He really is ahead of his age on language. When his doctor asked if he's saying small sentences now that he’s 2, I said, “He’s talking in paragraphs!”
Here are a few things that have come out of my adorable, yet very ornery son lately.
Actually- He uses this correctly! “Actually, this is blue, not green." I think I say this a lot, but I never thought he’d pick up on it and use it correctly like he does.
Not quite- He get’s a cute little thinker’s face going when he’s trying to get something to line up or to complete a task. His head is cocked to one side, his eyebrows are frowning, and he says “Not quite…..There! I did it!!”
Nice to see you today, Heather – When Heather, who had come over to work on a project the other day, was getting ready to leave, he said (with no prompting whatsoever), “Nice to see you today, Heather!” Really! It floored us. Heather especially. She also commented that day about how well he said her name. Most kids say “Header” but Jack actually gets the ‘th’ blend in there.
They’re very similar- Daddy was working with him one night a while ago on using the word similar. He just happened to have two red trucks out and Rick pointed out how they were very similar, but not exactly alike. They pointed out what was similar and what was different. Now, Jack will take two of his toys, look at them, and say ‘they’re verwee simiwar.’ Also with the same thinker’s face he has when he says “not quite.”
Counts objects up to 3- One day a while go, he dropped 3 paper bowls on the floor. I just left them there (like I do with most things dropped on my floor), and just a few minutes later he counted them correctly. That was awesome!
counts to 10, kind of- Every once in a while, while we’re driving in the van, he’ll count. He usually says “one, two, sthree, five, four, five, FOUR!!!” But every once in a while, when you can get him to say ‘six”, he will continue all the way to ten. The last time he counted to thirteen, but he skipped twelve.
Mom and Dad –This one makes me sad. He went straight from calling me Mama, to MOM. Right around the same time he switched to mom, he switched to Dad. No Daddy anymore. I’m not sure where he picked this up, since we refer to each other as Mommy and Daddy. The funniest though, is when he calls me Mother. “Can you pick me up, Muzzer?” That one came out of the blue too.
Oh my goshess! – This last one make me laugh every time. I often say “Oh my gosh!” and “oh my goodness!” He has taken the two and mixed them up to form “Oh my GOSHESS!”
Oh, and he also likes to eat lemons. Just like his
mommy mom Mother.