Monday, January 5, 2009

Baby Talk

So far, the most pronounced negative reaction to Cassandra's arrival from Zander has been a drastic increase in the amount of baby talk. It is certainly tiring to me (consider posts like this and this), but is pretty textbook in terms of how an older sibling might react to a new baby.

We have a lot of exchanges like this:

Zander [comes running into room, half-crying]: "Bonky!"

Me: "Tell me with words."

Zander: "Bonky shoulder-y."

Me: "You bonked your shoulder?"

Zander: "Bonky shoulder-y on floor-y. Need bandaid-y."

I'm hoping it will pass sooner rather than later.

3 comments:

LCM said...

I am sorry to say that it will not pass soon, at least not if Zander and Champe are at all similar. 15 months later and Champe still speaks in baby talk a LOT.

LCM said...

I am sorry to say it will not pass soon, at least not if Champe and Zander are similar. Champe still speaks in baby talk 15 months later. And it is annoying, especially when his real verbal skills are so fabulous.

JCB said...

Bummer!