Monday, August 04, 2008

Squirmy speaks!

So Squirmy is now 13 months old and has finally decided to attempt to communicate with us using our native language (although he still relies on squealing to get his own way most of the time). His first word was 'ta'. For months we've been saying 'ta' every time we gave him something or took something off him, and on Thursday, he finally said 'ta'.

Buster was bit disappointed to miss the first word, so when Squirmy was in the bath, Buster starting giving him a toy, then taking it off him and saying 'ta'. Squirmy politely said 'ta' a few times until Buster put the toy down and went to lift him out of the bath. Squirmy, realising that he wasn't getting the toy back, sat there with his hand out saying 'ta, ta, ta, ta, ta, ta'.

Obviously, while I think 'ta' means thank you, Squirmy has figured out that it really means 'gimme, gimme, gimme'. Bless him.

Now we've moved on from 'ta' and are working on 'no'. On Saturday he was on the other side of the dining table and was playing with the power pack for the laptop and talking to himself 'no, no, no, no'. Now I know when he's doing something naughty because I can hear him saying 'no, no, no, no' to himself. Funny little guy.


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