Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Language log: purple, yellow, blue

Finally Kelton has latched onto the concept of colors. These are all verbal, not signs. His favorite is purple because it's fun to say, especially when pointing out the purple kitty in his Paddington book knowing this will get him tickled all over by Daddy saying "purple kitty" over and over. Yellow is also a winner since it's the color of Daddy's car. He can also say blue. I think I've heard red but it might be wishful thinking.

These are also the 4 colors of his bathtub paint kit so you can imagine how much fun that has become. Elsewhere on the language front...

please (stroking tummy with hand)
fire engine (index finger pointing up going in circles, accompanied by "woo woo woo" -- he also uses this for any kind of distressful noise)
ouch (two index fingers touching tip to tip -- it surprised me how many minor boo-boos he gets that aren't worth a cry)

die-yah (means "No, I can't say it" -- we have no idea where this came from)
coffee (coughs)
more (comes out "moh moh moh")
cracker ("aa aa")


He's started a new spurt of babbling with more complex syllables, so I think we might be on the cusp of a vocabulary explosion. Boy am I looking forward to that!