Quick Thoughts
Quick Thoughts

Quick Thoughts

wayne's picture

'bless yous'

W: "Paela, do you have the sneezes?"

P: "No, I don't have the sneezes, I have the bless-yous." 

rebecca's picture

foo-goo-dones

Over the past few months, Paela has taken to creatively coming up with nonsense words. It isn't in the form of a regressive behavior, but in fact a type of game she plays where she tries to come up with new words that make her and us laugh. I'm not sure I remember how it started, but I do remember the most prominent form of it was when she decided that the word "poppy" (no relation to the flower) meant you had to respond with a "hmm?" And so it happened that her stuffed animals would come up with nonsense words and she and I would have competitions to see who could come up with the funniest nonsense word. Tonight, she began to list off the members of our family, "Paela, Momma, Daddy ... and ... Pooh-goo-downs!" I asked her to repeat that name and she just couldn't say it she was laughing so hard. Everytime she got calm enough to say it, she erupted in laughter before saying some iteration of the nonsense name.
wayne's picture

"It looks like..."

"It looks like I need some candy," Paela says.

"It seems so," responds her father.

"It looks like I need some graham crackers now," attends Paela.

"It seems so," responds her father.

"It looks like I need to go on the swings," informs Paela.

"It seems so," responds her father. 

"It looks like..." is the latest way Paela tells us what she wants. 

rebecca's picture

paela-isms

I got bugs in my nose.

Help! Dare's BEES on my dingers! [translation: dirt is tickling my fingers and I want my hands wiped clean, please. Yes, please.]

Us: How can we ask nicely?  Her: Ni-ice!

Her: [throwing tantrum and crying] Us: You still haven't told me what you want, Paela. What do you want? You want another cracker? You want some water? You want to go outside? Her: [suddenly calms and looks at us] Okay! I be happy now!

wayne's picture

Entourage

Toddlers often have security objects, be they blankets, stuffed animals or pacifiers. Paela has an entourage. When she wakes in the morning and is lifted out of the crib she makes the role call: "Dolly, too?" "Kitty, too?" "George, too?" (and often) "Blankie, too?" With her full entourage stuffed into her tiny arms she is ready to start the day, taking at least one of them -- usually more -- everywhere she goes.
wayne's picture

Joke of the century

Paela tells jokes from time to time. Sometimes she will be playing a game of hide-and-seek/peek-a-boo with a toy. Suddenly, she will get a trickster glint in her eye and will put the toy in plain sight on her lap and ask, "Where'd-it-go?" We'll promptly point to it and with a sparkle in her eye and a grin on her face she will shake her head and inform us that there is no toy on her lap. Let the jokes begin.

Her latest joke is a bit of a knock-knock joke, somewhat akin to the infamous interrupting cow joke. She begins by saying "Pig is sad." We ask her back "Is the pig sad?" and she quickly says "Nah!" and then laughs.

wayne's picture

Sage Advice

Don't forward
rebecca's picture

what does a kitty say?

Paela knows what a kitty says, and will tell you if you ask her. Okay, well, she will tell me or her dad if we ask. Anyway, the point is, today I overheard Paela and the cat. Having a conversation. The kitty would meow, and then Paela would say "mwor" right back at her. I wonder what they were telling each other?
wayne's picture

Done

I'm done with pre-thesis, the most important part of my masters degree. Now all I have left is thesis show and a 20 page research thesis paper.
wayne's picture

A hope for the future

 

An 11-year old Paela can aspire to be like.

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