Any Scrubs fans in the crowd? When Carla and Turk are trying to decide if they want a baby, Carla says, “Dr. Cox said it’s like having a dog that slowly learns how to talk.”
I think about this a lot now that I have a chatty 3-year-old and a very chatty 1-year-old (though she seems to be making something other than English her first language). I used to be slightly offended by the idea (and, yes, I still am a bit put off when people compare their dog’s behavior to my child’s behavior, but I do see the similarities). However, Turk says, “That’s awesome!” about a dog learning to talk, and I can agree.
George learned how to speak well very young, and I’ve enjoyed seeing the world through a 2- and now 3-year-old’s eyes. My mom continues to urge me to “write these things down!” so, essentially, you’re witnessing my kids’ digital baby books. Two birds? Meet one stone.
George: I washed my hands all by myself!
Mama: I’m so proud of you!
George: I’m proud of you for watching TV. (As I turned on the TV for him)
George sitting in my lap, feels my bare leg.
George: What is that?
Mama: That’s hair, baby.
George: Does it hurt?
(It’s the middle of winter!)
George was in his room with the door closed.
George: Shoo! Shoo! Shoo!
Mama: George, what’s wrong?
George: There’s a fly in my room!
George: Bill is my best friend.
We’re on a first-name basis with Bill Nye.
Mama: I love you.
George: I love you too. What’s your name? I think your name is John.
Mama: Do you know how old Grammy will be on her birthday? 60!
George: Woah! That’s a lot of growing!
Mama: OK, you get to watch one episode of PJ Masks while I clean the house.
George: Who’s coming over?
What are some of the crazy things your kids say? Surely it’s not just my house…