The twins are finally starting to talk more! I was worried that they’d chat my ears off as soon as they started developing some language, but so far we’re all enjoying the little things they have to say. As of now, they ramble in baby talk for a few ‘words’, and finish up their ‘sentence’ with the thing they are trying to communicate. Like this: “blah, blah, blah, shoe”. They use a few 2-word sentences like Bye, Mama and “No Ni-Nite”. They are NOT fond of bed time.
Madeline is more chatty than Emily, although she doesn’t always make a lot of sense. She probably will be the one to talk my ear off before long. She says “Hi” to just about everyone we pass when we go out. She learned to say “Sorry” (pronounced sawwy), but she doesn’t always apply it at the right times. Any time you bump into her or you bump yourself on a piece of furniture or something, she immediately calls out, “Sawwy!”. I guess she’s used to hearing people apologize for bonking into someone, and thinks that’s just what everyone says, all the time. She’s also really good at saying thank you. It’s adorable in her little munchkin voice. At least she’s learned manners!
Emily is quieter, more soft-spoken, and tends to keep to herself more. And she’s obsessed with Frozen. She calls it “Let it Go” (actually, it’s more like Yeh-Go”), and several times a day she points at the TV and demands we put on the movie: “Yeh-Go! Yeh-Go!”. A few times I played the “Let it Go” song on Youtube using my cell phone, and now Emily hands me my phone and asks to see “Yeh-Go” there, too. It never bothers us because she doesn’t throw a tantrum when we tell her no, and she is so darn cute when she sings along with the movie. The other word Emily uses often is “yellow”. She’s learned the color name yellow (lellow, of course) and calls every color “yellow”. She also knows “T”, which she points out whenever she sees a word or number, and then Mommy tells her, “that’s not T, but it’s a letter (or number). This letter/number is ____.” I don’t know how much of it makes any sense to her, but I love having conversations with my little ones on any topic.
Then there’s the oldest. I realized that I don’t mention him much on here. He’s just such a busy kid, it’s hard to keep up with him. Last winter he was in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, put on through the school. After that he started taking an interest in music and singing. I want to encourage anything that builds his confidence, so I don’t mind him listening to kid-friendly pop music. Lately, his favorite singer has been Taylor Swift. This, honestly, I find hilarious. Coming from a kid who is rather big for his age, is totally into football and playing “Nerf wars” with his friends in the neighborhood, it’s a little unexpected to hear him in his room singing along to teeny-bopper girly songs. But it could be worse! He could want to listen to gangsta rap, which I won’t let him do, and then we’d both be unhappy. Thank you, Taylor Swift, for being so popular and keeping my ‘tween from listening to Lil Wayne.
I have to close with his favorite T-Swift song: We Are Never Getting Back Together.