Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Bah-ha-ha-ha! Rehhhh!

Little Elvis still isn't all that interested in saying many human words, but he has started making his own version of sheep and elephant sounds.

At first, we weren't sure why he was doing his fake laugh every time he heard the word 'lamb' or saw a sheep. Then it dawned on us, he's doing his own version of baaah!

He's been doing the fake laugh for a while now. Whenever he hears us or someone else laugh, he wants to be in on the joke, so he fake laughs. That usually makes us laugh with him, and he'll bust out the real giggle.

I'm not sure when he decided his fake laugh sounded like a sheep, but it sort of does!

As for elephants, I can't do that noise. But Bob does a decent elephant. (I can't spell elephant talk either. Pretty sure it's not rehhh, but that was the best I could come up with!)

Little Elvis will now do a pretty good imitation of Bob's elephant when he sees an elephant in a book, or sees his little elephant bath toy.

Little Elvis has also made up his own version of sign language for some things -- Bob and I were terrible about the sign language. We were very uneven in the words we signed, and in our use of them. We dropped it after about a month of confusing ourselves and Little Elvis.

He won't say 'eat' or 'hungry' or 'food', but if he's hungry, he will go stand by his booster seat and whine until I come and ask him if he's hungry.

If he's tired and I ask him about a nap, he will sometimes run to his bedroom door and wait for me to open it. Then he will stand in front of the rocking chair waiting for me rock him and read to him.

Sometimes I wonder if Little Elvis is saying more words, and Bob and I are just too literal to realize it. We expect the words to sound a certain way.


Blogger lisa said...

It could be. My little one started hitting himself on the diaper while staying at the grandparents’ house. They thought it was from spanking him, which we don't. He didn't do it at our house which really got us perplexed. Until he did it yesterday while we were watching TV . . . there were wolves on. He thought they were dogs and he is trying to get them to come. We don’t have a dog, but the Grandparents do. Too funny.

2:01 PM  
Blogger mpotter said...

it's great that you're able to "read" little elvis' words and gestures. that's definitely a great step.

cute about the fake laugh. way to catch on what he was doing!

4:04 PM  
Blogger The Burp Cloth Babe said...

That is kid does the fake laugh, too. It gets us giggling.

please video the elephant noise for us!

7:21 PM  
Blogger MoziEsmé said...

Love the animal sounds! Esme has started growling and woofing . . .

Keep listening - those words will eventually become clearer. Or you'll keep hearing the same sound in a specific context and finally be able to decipher what word it is.

Signing has been a challenge since I've been the only one doing it, so no one else gets what she signs. So it's kind of died for the moment. She made up some of her own, too, like handing me her bowl when she's "all done" at meal times.

5:25 PM  

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