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We think we have a First Word - used regularly and consistently over a period of time for the same context. And it is ... *drum roll*

Oh-dear.

Dropped spoon? Oh-dear.
Spilt drink? Oh-dear.
Pegs thrown all over the living room floor, making a mess? Oh-dear. (And then he helps tidy up and gives himself a clap.)

"Dah-dee" is still the universal word-for-everything, said with many intonations and inflections. He also sometimes says "oh-woww" or "oh-yay" when something good happens/he does something he thinks deserves praise, but that's not nearly as consistent or clear as "Oh-dear". He chatters a lot at us, with many and varied syllables, but we haven't figured out much else yet.

Yesterday he demonstrated taking his pyjama top off at will, and putting it back on slightly less competently. He's having a good go at figuring out how to take trousers off too. I am planning to move his clothes into his reach and mine out of it (huge mummy-knickers on the toddler's head is only funny so many times).

I lost my temper with him today over something completely trivial and shouted at him; he stared at me in shock, threw what he was holding on the ground and shouted right back. Then he burst into tears. I thought "what am I teaching him here?" Then I dropped down to his level, cuddled him and apologised for shouting. When he calmed down, I got him playing with his toys again.

He waves goodbye a lot. Sometimes he waves goodbye to tell you to go away, or that he is about to leave.

Date: 2008-05-04 21:03 (UTC)
ext_6322: (Wash)
From: [identity profile] kalypso-v.livejournal.com
Apparently the first word of my brother (another Charles) was "car". The second was "car-trailer". He used to illustrate the concept by lining up two wooden bricks.

Date: 2008-05-05 00:53 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] techiebabe.livejournal.com
My brother for many years just said "ee" (that was his name for me) and "bah" (that was his name for my dad).

"Oh-dear" is much more useful!

Date: 2008-05-05 08:53 (UTC)
simont: (Default)
From: [personal profile] simont
just said "ee" and "bah"

Hang on. His third word wasn't "gum", by any chance? :-)

Date: 2008-05-05 11:25 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] techiebabe.livejournal.com
I even tried teaching him that. :P

Date: 2008-05-04 22:40 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] feanelwa.livejournal.com
Awwwww, that is so cute! Especially giving himself a clap for tidying up!

Date: 2008-05-05 19:38 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dave holland (from livejournal.com)
huge mummy-knickers on the toddler's head is only funny so many times

Whereas toddler pants on Mummy's (or Daddy's) head is always good for a laugh!

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