Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Big Bubbles, Big Words

Demon Baby wanted a bath today.

"With or without?" (For those not familiar with Demon Baby bath lingo, I was asking him with bubbles or without.)

"With."

"With bubbles." (I am in the habit of repeating things to be sure, since he can change his mind, like most toddlers, in the space of seconds or from one thought to the next.)

"Big bubbles!" He extended his hands up into the air.

"Big. Gotcha."

"No. HUGE bubbles."

"You got it."

"HUMONGOUS! I want humongous bubbles!"

And I started thinking about it. About his vocabulary. He's 3, and he doesn't use any baby words. He's very articulate.

"You're a great kid, Demon Baby."

"I'm extraordinary, when you think about it, Mom."

Yes. Humongously extraordinary, Demon Baby.

Just humongous.

11 comments:

Jude Hardin said...

He's smart, he's handsome, he fights squirrels with a light saber...

Extraordinary indeed!

Erica Orloff said...

Jude:
Gotta love the little Demon.

Though I have to say I breathe a big sigh of relief when he falls asleep at night and I have five minutes to relax. Though by then I'm so exhausted, I usually fall asleep right after.
E

Robin said...

I humongously love demon baby. What about demon baby t shirts? Think about it!

Erica Orloff said...

Robin:
I have actually been pondering a few ideas.

I'd like to make a series of Demon Baby greeting cards to comfort other parents of Terrible Twos, so they know they're not alone.

E

Robin said...

I think that would be awesome! Sign me up for a pack.

spyscribbler said...

He IS humongously extraordinary!

Aimless Writer said...

Before I read down to your comment on his vocabulary I was thinking it was amazing he was using such words.
But after all, his mother's a writer!

Suzanne Perazzini said...

I'm not sure how he gets his tongue around those words. Dario was still saying hopiswell instead of hospital and ambliance instead of ambulance. He had a few words he couldn't quite get out right.

Erica Orloff said...

Spy:
I know. It just cracked me up he even knew such great words.
E

Erica Orloff said...

aimless:
That and three very intelligent siblings.
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Erica Orloff said...

Hi Suzanne:
He still has a few baby words or mispronounced ones. Sometimes I think he is "holding on" to them with intent, to sort of retain his babiness. If you asked him, about 20% of the time he wants to be a "big man with muscles" and a solid 80% he says "I want to stay little," or "I want to be a real baby again."

My favorite baby word he still uses is "blankly" for "blanket."