When you ask your toddler what they want to name their on-the-way sibling, be prepared for anything. I wasn’t expecting the answer we got from V, but it is now our baby boy’s nickname… poor child.
We were in Williamsburg for Thanksgiving and my mom casually asked V what we should name her brother. Without even a pause, she said “Frosty.” She was so matter-of-fact about it, we said “okay, Frosty it is.” We have continued to ask her, and still get the same answer, but now with the added “Snowman.” So our child is going to be named Frosty Snowman. I told you that you can’t make this stuff up.
We’ve tried asking for her opinion on other names we are actually considering, and she has vetoed them all, instead insisting Frosty Snowman will be her brother’s name.
When your child starts to become this little person, you get so excited for all the fun things they will do and say. I loved watching her open Christmas gifts this year and seeing her reaction to each gift. She gets really excited, her smile beaming brighter than the lights on the tree, and she graciously offers an “Oh! Thank you!” in her sweet little voice.
The older she gets the more excited I am to hear her talk and provide input on various aspects of our lives. Recently, she has taken to telling her daddy to “Come here!” She is really getting bossy. She tells him “Sit here daddy,” or “More please”, and sweetly asks “Hold you,” which is her asking to be held.
Sometimes V just likes to sit and play with her toys and chat with them or to them. I wonder what conversation she is having? Is she pretending they are talking? Or is she narrating their actions? Or is she actually talking to her toys? I’m not sure, but it is fun to listen to.
Then there is the parroting. She copies EVVVVERRRYYTHING we say, which means we really have to watch what we say. I often will say “Hey babe” when I’m asking Tony something or for help with something, and that is her newest and funniest parrot phrase. I will say “Hey babe” to Tony, and immediately she copies “Hey babe” in her innocent girly voice. It makes us chuckle every time. On Christmas Day I was playing the new Nintendo Classic Tony bought me and said “That sucks!” when I lost one of the games. She was sitting nearby playing and parrots, “That sucks!” right after me. Whoops!
Now that she is talking, its next to impossible to get her to stop. She asks me “What’s that?” more times than I can count every day.”Why?” is her second most favorite question. And her other favorite word is “No.” Every day I hear new words and phrases come out of her mouth, and can’t wait to hear what toddler talk will come next.
What are the funniest things your toddlers have ever said? Was it to you or someone else?