Tuesday, September 28, 2010

My monosyllabic daughter

Elspeth's vocabulary is growing at an astounding rate. She shows understanding of a great many words that she can't say yet, and she says quite a few.
However I can't help but notice that she has not quite got the hang of giving each word more than one consonant.
As such, "da" can mean either dad or dummy.
"Ba" is bus, or bath, or ball.
"Ma" is mum or mouse.
And "go" is gone!
She will stand by the door after Aidan goes to work and say "da go ca", and it's perfectly clear that she knows her daddy has gone in the car. I find that quite impressive.
But I can't wait until she finishes words properly!

Monday, September 27, 2010


Elspeth can now climb out of her cot if the side is left lowered. Landing, however, is something she needs to work on.

Note to self: Always put the side up.