Too many words

At the end of December we started a list of the words that Nate knew. At the time there were 250+ words in one form or another. I thought I would be able to keep it up, but I quickly realized I was very wrong.

He now hears a word once or twice and parrots it immediately. Everyday there are at least 2-3 new words. He’s also saying things more distinctly; sure there are words that we have to ‘translate’ a bit, but it’s a handful of letters/sounds that get him.

He seems to have trouble with C, F, P, S, T, Z, at the beginning of words, but they improving on the daily as well.

Lucky for us he hasn’t yet picked up any of the “bad” words. I assume it’s only a matter of time before he catches us. But we already have a plan to let the slide and not to make a big deal about it.

It certainly is much easier when your child can tell you exactly what is wrong. However, things become a lot less clear when he is sobbing, or throwing a tantrum.

He’s even become a fibber and a bossy-pants. From the stories about “Guinness hit my head” [when Guinness is outside], or “Malcolm tripped me” [at daycare when Malcolm is on the other side of the room] – we’ve learned to be a bit more discerning of his stories. As for the bossiness, Nate thinks he’s really funny, and quickly adds a “please” when Mommy or Daddy give him ‘the look’ or an “Excuuuuse me?!”.

Should be interesting to watch his vocabulary grow in the coming months!


The Father