or Connect
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Mom › Parenting › Parenting the Gifted Child › Out of the mouths of babes: gifted toddler talk?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Out of the mouths of babes: gifted toddler talk? - Page 4

post #61 of 102
my sons are bilingual, and never were verbally ahead (although we're definately sure DS1 is gifted - he's just not a big talker )

however this exchange the other day cracked me up. DS2 (20 months) was asking for water while we were at a restaruant, and asking me in vietnamese. apparently he was frustrated I wasn't responding fast enough because he spotted the server, waved his little arm and started shouting the same thing in english, then switching back to vietnamese for my attention, then back to yelling and waving at the server in english. it was pretty hysterical, but man I blushed so hard thinking goodness, now I have *that* toddler in the restaurant.
post #62 of 102
My 17 month old said this yesterday:

My dh was about 20 feet away with her and I was telling him something. Of course, I didn't think he was listening so I asked him "are you listening to me??" and my small girl says "no, no I'm not listening"!!

LOL!
post #63 of 102
Here's a conversation I wrote down when Luka was 27 months:
"If there was a witch in our house, I would kick him out! And he would bite me!"
"Witches bite, Luka?" I asked.
"Yes, witches bite. And alligators bite people. Not hippos though. Not lions. Yes, lions. Cats don't bite people. They have teeth, though."
"Witches are grandmas. If they scare grandmas, then they would get a time out. If I saw a witch on the wall, he would get a time out on the wall."

In the same blog entry, I recorded his version of John Prine's "Paradise" which was just a little off: "My daddy won't take me back to Muhlenberg county by the green river where paradise lives. I'm sorry my son but you're too late in askin, Mr. Peabody co' train has hauled it away."

He had 15 words at 10 mos. and was using 3+ word sentences shortly after 1. By 2 he was talking like a normal person aside from being completely freakin' nuts.
post #64 of 102
.
post #65 of 102
Thread Starter 
these stories are fantastic! trying to think of more... i find if i don't write them down right away, i don't remember them!
post #66 of 102
Our ds4, 28 months, has been watching dp and I do renovations on our home. The other day dp left the room and ds4 said, "Is daddy going to get the circadian saw?" I smiled and asked if he was referring to the circular saw and he said confidently, "Yeah, the circle-y circadian saw."

I talked with him further and surmised that he equated the sleep cycle with the saw cycle and thought the word could pertain to both.

When ds1 was 12 months old, people began to address him with questions (he was talking for months before), and the most common one was, "How old are you?" Ds1 is very private and doesn't like to answer personal questions from strangers, so he replied completely dead-pan, "I'm eight. I'm eight years old." He did that until he was around 20 months when he would tell people he didn't want to answer their questions. He did not enjoy the attention paid him for being a baby; I don't think any of us even thought of him as a baby past the newbie stage- himself included.

Ds2 was 18 months old and playing with ds1 in their room. Ds1 came creeping out in full body position and said, "I'm a Tyrannosaurus Rex!" Immediately behind him, ds2 leapt out with his arms fully extended, legs landing wide apart, and exclaimed with a big grin, "And I'M a talking MANGO!"

I can't think of anything for ds3, which is weird given that he was our earliest and most obviously advanced and prolific talker...
post #67 of 102
Quote:
Originally Posted by PreggieUBA2C View Post
"And I'M a talking MANGO!"
I may borrow that one.
post #68 of 102
Quote:
Originally Posted by no5no5 View Post
I may borrow that one.
Oh, yes, you do the "I'm a chicken. Cluck." thing, right? I laughed a lot at that.
post #69 of 102
Quote:
Originally Posted by PreggieUBA2C View Post
Oh, yes, you do the "I'm a chicken. Cluck." thing, right? I laughed a lot at that.
Am I the only one???
post #70 of 102
Quote:
Originally Posted by no5no5 View Post
Am I the only one???
post #71 of 102
This is what we have been getting out of our 2.5 year old in the last few days:

"Mummy, I am sick, sick, sick. I am going to vomit and I feel queasy." (She says this cause she thinks then she can stay at home from school)

"This box of sweets has my name on it." (When shopping in the supermarket)

"Mummy, come with me. I am going to my job. I am going to fix the animals that are sick. I'm off to work. I am not going to school."
post #72 of 102
Last week, we met another little girl DD's age (21 mos) or thereabouts at the bookstore. (I try not to talk age anymore with other mothers) The little girl was very verbal for her age. She had a confident swagger and walked around with her mom yelling out words, "dog, cat, baby," etc, while her mom gave me sheepish looks each time. I thought it was so cute and told the mom.

Meanwhile, my DD just timidly watched not saying a word. When DH started reading a story to DD I took the oppourtunity to look at books.

DH told me later that the other mom was trying to get the two girls to interact by telling her daughter to give DD a Diego doll. He said her jaw literally dropped when DD's face lit up and turned to him yelling. "that little girl gave me a doll!" Then DD started to go off on the fact that both girls were wearing pink shoes...
post #73 of 102
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tanikit View Post
"Mummy, I am sick, sick, sick. I am going to vomit and I feel queasy." (She says this cause she thinks then she can stay at home from school)
What a stinker!

About a month ago, on the first pleasant day of the season, I took DD to the playground. She was messing with the dirt. I told her not to eat it, that if she did, she would throw up (she is very aware what that means).

Well, I turned my head for a second, and she sticks a huge clump in her mouth. Now it is coming out of her mouth as mud, and I am carrying her across the playground in front of all the other moms, and she is saying. "I going to frow up. I need drink wawa. I going to frow up. I need drink wawa!"
post #74 of 102
The talking mango is gold!
post #75 of 102
Quote:
Originally Posted by MJB View Post
Here's a conversation I wrote down when Luka was 27 months:
"If there was a witch in our house, I would kick him out! And he would bite me!"
"Witches bite, Luka?" I asked.
"Yes, witches bite. And alligators bite people. Not hippos though. Not lions. Yes, lions. Cats don't bite people. They have teeth, though."
"Witches are grandmas. If they scare grandmas, then they would get a time out. If I saw a witch on the wall, he would get a time out on the wall."

In the same blog entry, I recorded his version of John Prine's "Paradise" which was just a little off: "My daddy won't take me back to Muhlenberg county by the green river where paradise lives. I'm sorry my son but you're too late in askin, Mr. Peabody co' train has hauled it away."

He had 15 words at 10 mos. and was using 3+ word sentences shortly after 1. By 2 he was talking like a normal person aside from being completely freakin' nuts.
Oh this one reminds me of DD around 20 months at a restaurant quietly waiting for her meal to come when she suddenly stood up on her chair and waved her arms around "I'm pretending to be a hippopotamus conducting an orchestra!" Uh, ok
post #76 of 102
DS (2 years, 4 months) is really into playing games with words right now. He'll be reciting The Very Hungry Caterpillar story, and instead of "big fat caterpillar" he'll say "mig mat materpillar!" and then crack up laughing. lol He does stuff like that all the time. Or say something that he knows isn't right, just to be funny. Like calling me Daddy, or my DH mommy. Then he'll crack up like he's told the funniest joke ever. He's also sooo observant and has to describe everything he sees. "Look at all that dirt mommy! And there's lots of biiiiiig buldozers too. Beep, beep, beep! He's going backwards mommy! He's shoveling the dirt." Of course his need to describe EVERYTHING can be a bit embarassing. I woke up to him in our bed the other day, underwear off and proudly proclaiming, "Look! I have a BIG OL' penis Mommy!" lol
post #77 of 102
Potty training is a big issue in our house at the moment - DD is pretty much potty trained but I need to get her on the potty before going out. So this is what I got from her today:

"Mummy, I will try, but I don't think I can go because my bladder is not up."
post #78 of 102
DS is another far to verbal child. He loves words, just like his parents I guess. At about 2.5, here are some of my favorites.

-I have the double bracelets on my left arm and the single bracelets on my right arm.

-Please be careful with my barricade, it's very fragile and complicated.

-(at the playground, to another parent) Excuse me, please may I have that big red and blue rake? I need it to make my gigantic tower. Thank you.
The look on that moms face was priceless.

And all this out of my little boy with hearing loss, they kept telling us that his language would be slow to develop because of the hearing loss. If this is slow to velop, I cringe to think of what he'd be saying without the loss.
post #79 of 102
Quote:
Originally Posted by PatchChild View Post
DS is another far to verbal child. He loves words, just like his parents I guess. At about 2.5, here are some of my favorites.

-I have the double bracelets on my left arm and the single bracelets on my right arm.

-Please be careful with my barricade, it's very fragile and complicated.

-(at the playground, to another parent) Excuse me, please may I have that big red and blue rake? I need it to make my gigantic tower. Thank you.
The look on that moms face was priceless.

And all this out of my little boy with hearing loss, they kept telling us that his language would be slow to develop because of the hearing loss. If this is slow to velop, I cringe to think of what he'd be saying without the loss.
You might be interested in this book:

http://www.amazon.com/Feel-Silence-H.../dp/1566393523

It's the memoirs of a lawyer who is deaf. She never learned sign language because she learned to speak entirely from lip reading. Her parents didn't even realize she was deaf at all because she was speaking on time, they just figured she had some problems paying attention because she never responded when she wasn't looking at them. It's a very interesting read!
post #80 of 102
LOVED the potty-training comment! Canaan has lately been using his skills to make up very creative excuses for things; yesterday, I told him to go potty so we could go to the grocery store. He came back and said to me "Mommy, I can't go potty, because there's a chicken in there". He was SHOCKED when I didn't believe him!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Mom › Parenting › Parenting the Gifted Child › Out of the mouths of babes: gifted toddler talk?