Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Houston, We Have Our S's

For a long time, Q dropped the "s" from words starting with a double consonant. He'd say, "Top!" at a red light. Bang a drum "tick." When he'd trap himself behind a chair, he'd call out, "Tuck! Tuck!"

Gradually, the s's are all emerging. I'm glad, but also a little wistful that this babyism is disappearing. Just last month, he was eating dinner with a fork and asked for a "poon." He corrected himself – "May I have a sssspoon?"

Sometimes he doesn't remember and I'll prompt him. "Ssss – poon."

He looks back at me mischievously and says, "Sss-fork. Ssss-knife!"

7 comments:

Mayberry said...

This reminds me to get out the video camera & capture some of that adorable chatter. I already miss it!

appleseed said...

I swear our kids were friends in a previous life... Jimmy just started doing that too! Funny how these spontaneous things happen at about the same time universally, generally after the parent stop worrying about it (like DH and speech impediments!)

And I got all excited at the title thinking it might have been the appearance of swimmy...

Mama Drama Jenny, the Bloggess said...

Hell yes for the "S"!

(Houston is very excited about this, by the way.)

Alex Elliot said...

We were just talking in playgroup today about baby speech and how one day you realize that it's changed.

SmilingMom.com said...

Ha! That's funny. :-)

Mom101 said...

Ha, Thalia too! It was "poon" all the time til I pushed that S on her. I love that he's saying sfork. You should play Cole Porter for him now. (You should get that reference.)

And happy blogiversary. And other celebratory things.

Mamacita Tina said...

Too cute!