Saturday, February 4, 2012

Toddlerisms: Treasure Seeking

One minute your child is learning to speak, and you are so excited when she puts a sentence together.

“Mama, tawbitties ah gone.” (Tawbitties = strawberries)

Then the next thing you know, she is turning her language into creative play – and you no longer see a baby before you, but a child at the beginning of her journey through imagination.

“Mama, wook! I found a treasure map. I needa find the treasure chest!”

Your jaw hits the floor. That was practically a paragraph. With proper grammar. Subject-verb agreement and all.
Not only that, but it’s so…creative. So inventive!

(Okay, she probably just got it from Dora the Explorer or Jake and the Neverland Pirates, but let me have my mommy moment here.)
toddler treasure map
Hannah checking out her treasure map.
(It's actually a P90X workout schedule. At least it's getting some sort of use.)
She’s like a sponge, soaking in everything she comes in contact with. Every word she says, she’s heard before. Everything she does, she’s seen before. But now she’s learning how to make connections and turn those memories into something new, into something special that’s just for her.
Is that exciting or what?

<insert annoyingly awkward pause in true Dora fashion>


And just because he's so ridiculously cute, check out this handsome little fella:

handsome fella