Translation of a Two Year Old

Written by Scott

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Joshie’s newest vocab explosion is in expressing negatives..as in not wanting to do something. As shocking as that may be for a 2yr old, we have a little tweaking to do. He doesn’t quite have the grammar down, but makes up for it with emphasis:
No, I hungry!=I’m not hungry
No, I go nap!=I don’t want to take a nap
No, I grumpy!=Mommy’s grumpy.

Ok, so that last bit I made up because of a discussion yesterday in which I may have suggested JoAnn was grumpy. I fortunately survived.

  • You forgot "No, I HUNGRY!" with emphasis on the last word means he is hungry.As far as the last one, you only think you survived. I am grumpy today though.

  • Very cute. It's amazing what kids pick up on. We spent quite a bit of time helping our oldest son figure out that he was supposed to say please when he wanted something. He's say "More!" and we'd say, "Please!" So, one day we're driving along listening to Chuck Swindoll on the radio, and he's trying to make an illustration about how all people want is "More, more, more." And my son pipes up, "Please!" I laughed so hard I almost drove off the road . . .