Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Toddler talk

Ben is starting to try to talk in the beat and structure of adult conversation, but he has no idea what he's doing, so you get things like this.

"Mama lap hold you pick up you computer time mama you play please"

Even if you translate every you to a me, it still is iffy on the making sense scale. I mean, his meaning is clear: "Mama, may I sit in your lap and play on the computer please?" but he's got a long way to go before the grammar, syntax and agreement are all there. And its not like I'm complaining that my not-even-2-year-old son doesn't speak in perfect English. It's just funny to leap from baby talk "Mama up peese. Computer peese" to the rhytem of adult language. I wonder what inspired him to start trying so hard to talk like us? Regardless, its totally cute.

1 comment:

Carrie Smith said...

You've just to love it when they are trying to talk...my 3 year old is talking pretty good lately but every once in a while I have no idea what he's saying...