Monday, July 14, 2008

Achtung Baby

Little Elvis is getting more vocal everyday. I worry about his vocabulary some days, and then the next day I realize he IS talking.


Last week, after I spent a few days obsessing over his words, we realized that he's been saying, "tickle, tickle, tickle." This is a phrase Bob and I both say when we're tickling him and Little Elvis has picked it up.


On Monday evening, Bob decided that Little Elvis was trying to say "cat." It's great that he's vocalizing more now and we're enjoying then fun of new words.


But most days, I'm convinced that my little boy speaks another language -- German, to be exact.


He's been making gutteral sounds for a few weeks now, and when you mix gutteral sounds with dah, gah, and sah... well, it sounds very German to me.


Little Elvis is especially Germanic when I put him down for a nap. He's gotten to the point where he doesn't cry, but he chatters for a while. And the chatters make me feel like I'm in Germany somewhere drinking hefeweisen delivered by a blonde woman with braids while eating weinerschnitzel. Gotta love traveling to another country without even leaving my couch!


On Sunday, Little Elvis said something that sounded like "achtung." That gave Bob the idea for the great title.

9 Comments:

Blogger MoziEsm√© said...

This sounds so familiar! We are just starting to figure out what our 15-mo-old is saying - for a long time I was convinced she spoke Portuguese only . . .

5:40 PM  
Blogger Ann(ie) said...

Ben speaks Japanese we think. But, yesterday all he would say is hot dog so maybe he's branching out. ;)

7:14 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

AWE! Sounds like your little man is really chatting it up!

8:10 PM  
Blogger MIP said...

Lol, we're convinced the MR speaks Japanese or Chinese. I wonder what a German baby sounds like?

11:49 PM  
Blogger Kellan said...

Oh - that little Elvis is precious - I would love to hear his German - HA!

Have a good Wednesday - Kellan

1:54 AM  
Blogger Marla said...

Too cute. I love hearing kids learn how to talk. It is fascinating and so cute.

10:46 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

:) I love that you have a bi-lingual baby!! lol

I think we all worry about our children in all stages of life and developement... but I'm sure that Little Elvis is doing just fine with his talking. :)

xoxoxox

10:56 AM  
Blogger Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Adorable! I adore that time, when they are testing out their language skills, so fun.

1:28 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

You never know. You could have a child prodigy on your hands!

2:32 PM  

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