Wednesday, August 1, 2012
2 years & 10 months
He also like to start out a sentence by saying, "Hey Guys! I have a great idea! Lets...(tackle, race, build a zoo, etc.)" He also makes up songs now. He could sing "Wild, Wild, Wild Kratts. Wild, Wild Wild Kratts" (just those words) for 15 minutes straight, and the other night started singing "Taco Bell, Taco Shell" except he pronounces short "e's" like a long "a" so it sounds like "Taco Baaaaaaaaaaale, Taco Shaaaaaaaale." No idea where he picked that up from. With the amount of talking/singing/screeching/crying he does, it's no wonder that he keeps losing his voice. He sounds hoarse about 1 day/week and we're a little concerned that either mild allergies or vocal nodules are causing it, but it probably sounds worse than it feels.
We've tried to start working on a few sounds (like keeping his teeth closed and hiding his tongue when making an "s" sound) and a few mis-cued words. Like, zebra instead of zah-we-bra and Olympics instead of Galympics. Tonight, though, I had to laugh when he asked if we could go "downstends" (he's always called it this) and I corrected him by saying, slowly, "Ryan, can you say Down-STAIRS?" and he gave me a patronizing look and in the same condescending voice asked, "Yes, Mommy, can YOU say downSTEPS?"