12.10.2007

magic words

So as Rachel learns how to talk (but not well enough for all of us to understand what exactly she's trying to say) Ethan is having some real frustrations, trying to learn her new "lingo".

Here's their conversation today:

E: Rachel... will you bring me the truck?
R: YES!
E: Rachel, no! Bring me the one right there... under the train table. Do you see it?
R: Baby!
E: No. Its a truck. Would you bring it to me so I could play with it?
R: No... bye-bye! Go see Papa!
E: Rachel, you may NOT see Papa until you bring me my truck.
R: Yes! Baby! Pretty! See Nana!!
E: Rachel... are you smitching the subject? (he's totally copying me here -- smitching = switching)
R: Yes. Bye-bye! Go potty.
E: Rachel Kafryn (her middle name = Kathryn) You will need to obey me right now, Missy.
R: [lots of baby talk I have no idea how to type follows]
E: MOMMY??!!
I enter the room and point to the truck. "Rachel, go get the truck for Ethan, okay?"
She walks over, picks it up (as if she finally understands) and hands it to him.
He looks up at me with this adorable smile and says... "Mommy... you're like magic."

11 {comments}:

laura said...

Gahh!! So cute!! The talking is amazing! Jenna has come alive with words lately, she's not quite putting strings together (she's trying) but she designates her preferences very well with "No" "Yes" "Up" "Down" "Off" and all the foods she likes. It's pretty awesome.
It's so cool Ethan and Rachel are so close in age...they'll be buddies for life (hopefully ;-)).

Stef said...

They are very good buddies. I think most siblings are, but yes... the closeness in age definitely helps. Ethan is becoming very protective of her, which is nice, but sometimes annoying. He doesn't like any strangers to talk to her AT ALL. He becomes very mad at them and goes over and does all the talking for her and shelters her and says "Its okay, Rachel. I'll take care of it." Its so funny! Where he gets these things, I'll never know.

Gina said...

Like Magic...how precious! :-)

Stef said...

I know... loved that part. :)

jillyco said...

This is so cute!! Magic Mommy!

Stef said...

heh... if you need anything "impossible" done, call me. I'm magic. :)

jillyco said...

Um, could you come over and deal with MY kids?? Maybe your magic words will work on Dan and Lizzy too. :o)

Can you bottle it and sell it?

Stef said...

ha! I wish. Unfortunately the "magic" only seems to work on Rachel. ;)

The Kozaks said...

That is too much! How much fun!

Stef said...

ha! I wish. Unfortunately the "magic" only seems to work on Rachel. ;)

jillyco said...

This is so cute!! Magic Mommy!

 

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