Probably my favorite part of toddler development is the language explosion. Both times my kids went through it it caught me off guard, and oh, it's just the best to hear them working out the sounds and tones of language, even if you still have no idea what they're saying half the time.
If you've been through this already, you know exactly what I'm talking about: One day your baby knows a handful of words and the next he's got dozens and dozens and is suddenly parroting everything he hears. (Watch your mouths, mamas!)
I love this phase for a lot of reasons. I loved that my kids seemed less frustrated once they were able to communicate better. I loved seeing their brains make new connections so effortlessly. I especially loved when my kids said the most adorably ridiculous things (adorckulous?) with completely straight faces because they had no idea how silly they sounded.
I try to take lots of notes and videos of my kids during this phase because it's so wonderful and amazing and so, so short. I never want to forget that my toddler calls helicopters "grockalos" and he thinks a rocket is a "sockick." And even while the type-A mom in me sometimes itches to correct him, I also know that these things fix themselves soon enough so I'd better enjoy it while it lasts.
So, anyone else having "buhsketti" for dinner tonight?
What are your favorite toddler mispronunciations? Do you correct your toddler's language or do you cherish his/her adorable flubs for as long as they stick around?
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