Saturday, February 19, 2011

Conversations with Lydia

It is hard to describe Lydia's verbal skills. She is extremely good at communicating what she wants. She combines words, gestures, and awesome facial expressions to let us know exactly what is on her mind. (She has recently added eye-rolling to her arsenal, as well as "Ummmmm.... no." I wonder where she gets it...) While she's effective, she definitely uses Lydia-speak. "Bote" is milk, "Boo-boot" is music, "Mimi" is Brittany," "Bapi" is Mikey," "Un-toe" is uncle. (Note sounds are generally consistent; she says "t" instead of "k" for example.) She has words can be understood by most people, but she has lots that require a parent's ear.

Regardless, I am continually amazed by her ability to remember and convey her thoughts. Tonight I was rocking her (like a baby), and here's how the conversation went:

Me: Lydia, did you have a good day?
Lydia: Yes. Lee-ah goo day. (Lydia good day.)
Me: Who did you see today?
Lydia: Ahh-woo. Aidan. Aba. (Oliver. Aidan. Ava-a classmate at school.)
Me: You saw Ava today?
Lydia: No. Boo-boot cass. (Music class.)
Me: You went to music class?
Lydia: Yes.
Me: Did you eat tacos?
Lydia: Tah-toes.
Me: Did you go to the book store?
Lydia: Boots. (Books.)
Me: Did you eat a cupcake?
Lydia: Yes.
Me: What kind of cupcake did you eat?
Lydia: Mee-nut. (Peanut. *Yes! It was a peanut butter/chocolate cupcake that we shared.)
Me: I love you, Lydia.
Lydia: I wuv you, Mommy. All done baby. (Gets up and lays on my chest instead of being cradled.)

1 comment:

  1. I have tears in my eyes!!!!! So cool...she's brilliant. (Parts of this dialogue remind me of the book "Koko's Kitten" - but Lydia's W A Y smarter than a monkey).

    Gramma Mree