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post #21 of 102
my dd is 4. about 2 months ago, she told dh "daddy, you need bosley hair restoration. you are bald."

she's always been advanced in language but a bit delayed in gross motor. she didn't sit totally unassisted until she was ~8 mos, but was speaking in 2-3 word sentences by 9 mos. she did the normal "mama, dada" babble, but among her first words were "buttahfly" "ninnies" (at 5 mos) and "bunny rabbit"(not just bunny lol). at 18 mos, her language was at 3 yr+ in all areas. she now goes on pbskids.org and plays the older kid games that ask you for synonyms. i asked her what a synonym is and she said "duh, it's words that have the same meaning."

if you are on my fb friends, you get several "natalisms" per week. my fav recently was when she put her sunglasses on her little sister and then said "millie is so fashionable. that means she has great style."
post #22 of 102
I haven't ever posted to this forum before and I don't know if any of my three girls are gifted but I would say they are all advanced in their speech.

When my oldest was a little over 2.5 years old I was talking to my DH about maybe going to the library for group reading time. We had just recently signed DD1 up for preschool and while we knew she was very ready to go, we worried because her birthday is really late (late in August), she is a sensory seeker, and was emotionally young. So we were talking about maybe it would be good to get her used to group activities. She looks straight at us (we weren't really talking to her) and says so seriously "Mom, I'm sorry about the library but I have to go to school with the kids!" My DH and I laughed so hard and told her she could still go to school with the kids.


My middle DD is the one who really brings me to this forum. I'm still trying to figure her out - she may be gifted or just very bright. I think she may be much smarter that we really understand but very behind in the area of impulse control. She is a treasure and a handful at the same time. Just after she turned 3 she was playing pretend with DH. She make believes she plunges a knife in her heart and says "The knife is in my heart and all my blood leaked out and now I'm dead" and proceeds to pretend she is dead. I have no idea where this stuff comes from. A couple weeks ago she told me that "she had a dream her brains turned to poop and then she ate them" then she looked at me and said "but if I don't have any brains how will I think" and she looked all perplexed as she thought about it for a minute. I serious just shake my head - she is a very morbid kid. Oh and she is just 3.5 She tells us the most imaginative stories. She is so smart but such a firecracker that we often aren't sure we are parenting her correctly.

The baby who is 21 months old has been signing “Scooby Dooby Do where are you we got some work to do now” for about a month or two. She talks all the time and has lots of words but within the last few months they are getting much clearer and she's started to put multiple words together. It’s hard after the first two, I think we think it’s just normal and don’t pay as much attention. She often walks around the house calling for us all by name “Momma where are you” or she’ll call DH by his actually name until she finds him, then she’ll smile and say “Dadda”. She pets the dogs and says “Oh boy” to them because they are boys

Anyway I have been enjoying the funny stories from the rest of you about what these smart little ones say.
post #23 of 102
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Originally Posted by boobs4milk View Post
if you are on my fb friends, you get several "natalisms" per week. my fav recently was when she put her sunglasses on her little sister and then said "millie is so fashionable. that means she has great style."
i do the same thing on fb! sometimes i wonder if people are getting sick of it, but i think it's so funny! plus, my excuse is that the grandparents get to hear about the daily stuff

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Originally Posted by Hedwig_Fly View Post
When my oldest was a little over 2.5 years old I was talking to my DH about maybe going to the library for group reading time. We had just recently signed DD1 up for preschool and while we knew she was very ready to go, we worried because her birthday is really late (late in August), she is a sensory seeker, and was emotionally young. So we were talking about maybe it would be good to get her used to group activities. She looks straight at us (we weren't really talking to her) and says so seriously "Mom, I'm sorry about the library but I have to go to school with the kids!" My DH and I laughed so hard and told her she could still go to school with the kids.


My middle DD is the one who really brings me to this forum. I'm still trying to figure her out - she may be gifted or just very bright. I think she may be much smarter that we really understand but very behind in the area of impulse control. She is a treasure and a handful at the same time. Just after she turned 3 she was playing pretend with DH. She make believes she plunges a knife in her heart and says "The knife is in my heart and all my blood leaked out and now I'm dead" and proceeds to pretend she is dead. I have no idea where this stuff comes from. A couple weeks ago she told me that "she had a dream her brains turned to poop and then she ate them" then she looked at me and said "but if I don't have any brains how will I think" and she looked all perplexed as she thought about it for a minute. I serious just shake my head - she is a very morbid kid. Oh and she is just 3.5 She tells us the most imaginative stories. She is so smart but such a firecracker that we often aren't sure we are parenting her correctly.

The baby who is 21 months old has been signing “Scooby Dooby Do where are you we got some work to do now” for about a month or two. She talks all the time and has lots of words but within the last few months they are getting much clearer and she's started to put multiple words together. It’s hard after the first two, I think we think it’s just normal and don’t pay as much attention. She often walks around the house calling for us all by name “Momma where are you” or she’ll call DH by his actually name until she finds him, then she’ll smile and say “Dadda”. She pets the dogs and says “Oh boy” to them because they are boys

Anyway I have been enjoying the funny stories from the rest of you about what these smart little ones say.
your kids sound like great fun!
post #24 of 102
My 10 month old shocked me by looking in the mirror at himself and waving frantically and saying, "Hi, baby!" He has a lot of words, but it amazes me that he's putting them together. Right now (he's 11 months) he likes to chronicle his family "Mameemee, Dadadee, baby, cat" and picks up his little doll and kisses it and says "awwwww, the baby"

Here's him with said doll.

http://www.facebook.com/mamabecky?re...=1333252981824
post #25 of 102
At just about 2, I asked my dd to go grab the box of trashbags out of the kitchen for me. Her reply was a sassy 'no'. When I asked her why not, she told me she couldn't because they were all gone. I reminded her that we just bought a whole box at Target that morning. She then said, well, they are all gone because someone took them all. when I asked who could have taken them she replied that the TAKERS took them. lol. All this back and forth so she didnt' have to get the bags. And it hasn't stopped since then. She is quite witty and fast to come up with the perfect one liner.
post #26 of 102
Ds is two months short of two and a half. *He's been doing phonics. *He used it the other day-
*I said "N" "O", mamma.

He's a muchacho so he told me I'm a mammachacho. *

Dh came into our room the other day and ds told him, "baby's sleeping with mama- go away dada.". Dh says "go away? *This is dada's room!". Ds says "dada's rooms on the couch.". I guess because dh had been watching tv, that's not even a running joke in our house for him to be quoting somebody, but it sure cracked us up. *
post #27 of 102
These are so cute! I don't think I belong in the gifted forum but I couldn't help sharing DD's gems...

A few times now I've tried to tell DD that I have a baby inside my uterus, which is inside my tummy.

The first time I told her, she started clapping her hands and then pulled my shirt up to look. Not finding a baby, she then lifted each breast up as if a baby would appear. Then she looked down her shirt, then down DH's shirt. Then she came back to me and said, "Baby at the park."

Another time she was trying to play "let's jump on mom" so I said, "Gentle, remember, baby is in mommy's tummy." So she pulled up my shirt, looked at me and said, "Mo-om, open dat now!" She wanted my stomach to "open" hehe.

I'm also loving how she has shortcut noises for animal names. She used to name each animal but now when she's in a hurry she spits out the noise. So for example if she wants her dalmation jacket she simply says, "No, want woof woof!" And then she saw a picture of a horse and said, "Dat a nay nay!" (Of course, the funniest part for me was when a lady said in a cutesy voice, "No, little one, that's a horse. HORSE." And she glared at her and said, "NO! You're wrong and I'm right! That's a nay nay!" Guess that put the language issue to rest for the stranger haha).
post #28 of 102
Tonight at dinner, after I ripped up DD's extra tortilla and pulled some scraps off the edge of her burritto (god forbid there be anything DANGLING on her food, right?), she informed me she was eating a "TORE-tilla" and said it over and over again, "TORE, like you TORE it, get it?" My DH and I are at least teaching her cheesy joke delivery.
post #29 of 102
St Margaret. That reminds me of DD at 2.5 (which feels a bit old for this thread and we really didn't think of her as a toddler anymore by then) waiting at a bus stop one day and suddenly popping out with "Ants have ANT-ennae" laughing uproriously then repeating it all over again with the same emphasis.
post #30 of 102
It's hard for me to remember things the kids said when young. I know DD when through an "actually" phase around 12-13 months which *other* people found hillarious ("Actually, I am not going to ____ right now. Actually, I think _____ and on and on).

Mostly, their funniest things to say have been arguements they have come up with.

When DD was 3 we were at a party and she had been told she could have 3 pieces of candy since she was three. She ate the three and then told DP, "I should get 8 more, because I am 11 base 2." Uhhh... okay. DP said fine but I'm pretty sure she didn't actually eat 11 pieces of candy!

When DS was around 22 months we were camping with the in-laws. Our cabin is high in the Pacific Cascades so even in summer the water can be freezing. DS convinced his Poppa to take him rowing in the row boat to go swimming. He got his Poppa out in the lake and said he wanted to go swimming, but wanted Poppa to go in first. So, his poor shivvering Poppa gets in the water and DS starts laughing hysterically saying, "No. I'm not going swimming it's too cold!" He thought it was so funny he had tricked his Poppa to go through all that (getting life jackets, getting the boat, rowing out, jumping in) even though it was too cold (in DS's mind) to go swiming anyway. Good think Poppa is good natured!
post #31 of 102
This morning (EARLY this morning... do all advanced 2yos wake up before dawn?) she was holding this stuffed mole toy my brother brought her from Prague, and singing, "Mole-este, mole-este... the mole in me sees the mole in you."

And yeah, I haven't thought of DD as a toddler for a while, but this is too fun
post #32 of 102
Hmm, not sure if ds2, who is 2.5, is gifted, but things that have cracked us up:
- some months ago, on the potty while a thunderstorm raged outside - "My fart is like the thunder!"
- more recently - "hey, show me some respect, O-KAY?"

Originally Posted by mom2ponygirl
Two year olds do not speak like that!"

Yeah, got that for DS1 only he was three then. My neighbour who also had a 3 yr old was a bit worried and suggested that DS1 was spending too much time with adults.
post #33 of 102
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Originally Posted by St. Margaret View Post
This morning (EARLY this morning... do all advanced 2yos wake up before dawn?) she was holding this stuffed mole toy my brother brought her from Prague, and singing, "Mole-este, mole-este... the mole in me sees the mole in you."

And yeah, I haven't thought of DD as a toddler for a while, but this is too fun
My oldest had a Yoga Kids joke, too:

"Mama-stay, Mama-stay...
the light in me sees the light in you...
Mama-stay, Mama-stay."
post #34 of 102
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This morning (EARLY this morning... do all advanced 2yos wake up before dawn?) she was holding this stuffed mole toy my brother brought her from Prague, and singing, "Mole-este, mole-este... the mole in me sees the mole in you."

And yeah, I haven't thought of DD as a toddler for a while, but this is too fun
DS is like an alarm clock. 6am EVERY morning he is bright and shining, ready for the day. we've had stints of 4am... and i agree he doesn't seem like a toddler anymore... just a really small boy


just now: ds (2.5) watches Qubo, especially early in the mornings. but they have the dumbest commercials on (hair loss, medications etc). I overhear the commercial saying, "do you have massive amounts of credit card debt?..." ds says "No I do not!" as he runs into the bathroom to go potty. amazing to me that he answers things in the correct verb tense.
post #35 of 102
The best part is, she holds the mole's hands together and makes him bow Love yoga kids!

kt~mommy, that makes me feel so much better, just knowing one other mama's been through this... DD's been waking at 5 or 4:30 or even a bit before for almost 2 months and I'm DYING. Everyone at starbucks at the grocery store, where we go to let her play while I sit and think about how tired I am, walks by and says, "Oh, she's so cute! Look at her play!" as she's zipping around telling stories and acting them out, at 7am, and I'm like, "Yeah, she's been cute since 4am!"
post #36 of 102
Okay, since we are sharing cute ones:

DS (25 months), with two pieces of spaghetti hanging out of either side of his mouth: "I a WALRUS!"

On looking at a picture of a yellow-rumped warbler, which is a bird with a yellow spot on its, well, rump: "Dat bird needs a diaper change!" (Followed by uproarious laughter.)

Also, the other day he told me "I love you more than little baby ducks!" (No idea where he got this phrasing, but he's continuing to use it--yesterday it was "I love you more than seals and whales!")
post #37 of 102
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Originally Posted by loraxc View Post
Okay, since we are sharing cute ones:

DS (25 months), with two pieces of spaghetti hanging out of either side of his mouth: "I a WALRUS!"

On looking at a picture of a yellow-rumped warbler, which is a bird with a yellow spot on its, well, rump: "Dat bird needs a diaper change!" (Followed by uproarious laughter.)

Also, the other day he told me "I love you more than little baby ducks!" (No idea where he got this phrasing, but he's continuing to use it--yesterday it was "I love you more than seals and whales!")
post #38 of 102
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kt~mommy, that makes me feel so much better, just knowing one other mama's been through this... DD's been waking at 5 or 4:30 or even a bit before for almost 2 months and I'm DYING. Everyone at starbucks at the grocery store, where we go to let her play while I sit and think about how tired I am, walks by and says, "Oh, she's so cute! Look at her play!" as she's zipping around telling stories and acting them out, at 7am, and I'm like, "Yeah, she's been cute since 4am!"
seriously!!! we were not really keen on having him watch videos, but during his first round of wide-awake-and-bushy-tailed-at-4am jaunts, we couldn't do anything else! our bedroom walks into the living room, and we'd pop in a Little People or Baby Einsteins for him just so were weren't walking zombies all day. thank GOODNESS he still naps, or i'd be dying.


another couple stories from this weekend:
both at panera bread, where there is jazz music playing in the background.
first: telling me about his day "i went to daddy's work and i saw a hammer and nails" me (very enthusiastically) "you're KIDDING!" he: "no, i do not kid!"
second: as we are just talking, he pauses and cocks his head. then asks, "is that a trumpet?" sure enough - the song was featuring a trumpet solo right then. we hadn't once paid attention to the music there.
post #39 of 102
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my all time fav so far was several months ago (early last fall or so, so he was maybe 23 months or so?). he potty-learned over the summer and has been fascinated with male anatomy since before he started learning. as dh was bringing him from his bedroom into ours one morning, for the thousanth time he asked daddy "ollie have a penis?" - "yup" - "daddy have a penis?" - "yup" - "mommy have a penis?" - "nope, only boys" - "daddy buy mommy a penis?" omg we just died laughing at that one.


ok, maybe it's just me...


When DS1 was around the same age, he was going through the same thing with "boys have a penis, girls don't." He also couldn't keep the words "want" and "have" straight. Which is how I spent 20 minutes in a grocery store with my 2 year repeating over and over "You don't WANT a penis. You don't WANT a penis. You don't WANT a penis." at the top of his lungs.

DS1 didn't talk that much as a toddler. (He has a language based learnign disability and is gifted.) DS2 talked and talked and talked and talked as a toddler, though. "P. has a question." became a running joke at our house. One day, in Walgreens, I counted the questions. He asked 57 (different) questions (with follow up questions) in less than 5 minutes while I waited in line for my prescription. Living with DS2 is like have my brain sucked out of my nose with a straw.
post #40 of 102
these are so cute, i love them!!

here are some of mine. i have 2 very early talkers, so i have a ton.
have you all seen the princess and the frog? my girls loved it. well, we were at a restaurant in january, so DD2 would have been about 19.5 months old, and i said to her "let me wipe your nose, you have some snot." and she said "not snot, it's mucous!" the waitress just kind of looked at her... lol!

with DD1, i didn't realize how advanced her language was. when she weaned at 23 months, it happened like this: we were nursing, and she stopped, looked up at me, and said, "i'm too big to nurse; i want a sandwich and some water." and that was that!

one thing that always cracked me up with DD1 was that as a toddler, she always gave her age in months (i didn't set out to teach her that one day, but that was always how she heard me refer to her age, so it was totally natural to her to say it that way.) so people always ask little kids how old they are. and they'd say to her, "how old are you? are you this many (holding up one finger)?" and DD would respond, "i'm twenty months. how old are you?" she enunciated the "twenty" very clearly. it was TOO funny! of course people would look very shocked, but she just thought that that's what you ask people... i mean, everyone always asked her. then again, now that she's 4 she does have a little attitude, so who knows if she was being a little stinker on purpose. i wouldn't put it past her.
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