he also picks up on our speech mannerisms. A couple weeks ago, I noticed a new habit of his. He would tell me a story, pause, and then say "So..." or "So, yeah" while shrugging his shoulders. Pretty cute. Then I realized that Seth does this too. There have been plenty of other examples of this - like Oliver picking up the words "actually" and "fascinating" and using them a lot - something I do too.
And then, of course are all of his own cute sayings and pronunciations. We love some of them so much that even though we realize that he needs to learn to say things correctly, we are sad to see them go. Here is a list of some of our favorites, roughly in order of appearance. Some of them have become common household terms.
- Happy, happy, happy - Something to say in your carseat or when you are playing and feeling in a good mood
- Fickis - fix it
- Mucksick - music
- Pack-pack - backpack
- Gee-bees - either green beans or excuse me
- Hot sauce/ hot saucing- exercise/exercising
- Almos tome - almost home
- Yum-yum - M&M
- Vite-yum-yum - vitamin
- "Be fun!" - A shortened version of our often said phrase "Let's do ______, it'll be fun." Said when he wanted us to come to do something with him.
- Mail-cycling - recycling (aka, what we do with most of the mail as soon as it is delivered)
- Deifier - dehumidifier (no, not a god-maker)
- Picnic truck - pickup truck
- Ta-gore-it - Tag, your it (also simply used to refer to the game tag)
- Bow down - Bend over or lean over, as in "Mommy, bow down and give me a kiss."
- Feel you better - Make/help you feel better, as in, "If you get hurt, I'll give you a hug to feel you better."