The 8 month old Little Lord sat, peering at Little Daddy, clearly he was contemplating some serious baby business. He had been thrashing around among PVC City, did the usual mad dash towards remote control tower and gave a cheeky glance towards forbidden TV corner- before he was able to navigate his cheeky little vessel over to illuminated TV corner and perhaps cause the lights to ominously ‘go out’, he decided he wanted to be heard- and no, not the usual baby babble that we had been increasingly hearing- this baby could now talk.
Little Mama sat in the corner having a coronary over how fast her Little Lord was growing, first crawling (when he accomplished his Bond mission and entered Spy Academy), then full blown teething of the HULK SMASH variety, recently standing– yes- standing, (sit your baby butt down MR!) and now he was talking?! Poor Little Mama wiped her brow as she watched the scene unfold.
But what would be the Little Lord’s first words? This topic had been contentious, with both Little Mama and Little Daddy thinking that Little Doggy, who is aptly named ‘Nemo’ (yes, the fish, long story) would possibly be his first word after many times of trying to placate Little Doggy from thinking the world may end when the Postman arrives. (Turns out, Little Doggy see’s the Postman as a potential life threatening situation that he must alert everyone about at once, constantly, incessantly, especially when the Little Lord slumbers.) So yes, a variation of ‘Nemo’ we thought, would be poetic, given how vocal our
strong and mighty tiny Yorkie is…
NOT EVEN CLOSE…
Signs your Baby is ready to Talk
- Baby babbling starts to sound suspiciously formed, the noises are more pronounced with vowel sounds emerging, the Little Lord likes to give the odd ‘tutt’ here and there as well
- Attempts to have a conversation with you, obviously using baby babbling, enjoys the to and fro of noise
- Squeals of delight or baby strop (think Hulk action here)
- Grunting, now this one is hilarious given the situation, the Little Lord likes to grunt in the supermarket, meaning he’s just had an epicly timed poo. Although grunting can also rear it’s head when the mood becomes petulant (think bottom lip plumped out and eyes growing watery because of the removal of dog’s tail from mouth)
- Growls, yes, the Little Lord likes to release his inner doggy. And yes, he does this in the quiet of the doctor’s surgery whilst waiting for appointments, and yes, many do stare at the cute baby that’s running through his entire vocal range…
- Different types of laughter and amusement, the laughter when the Little Lord gets tickled is very different from the laughter when Little Mama unleashes her amazing beat boxing skills.
And so, it can be revealed that his first words were and continue to be (on repeat, especially when prompted, much like a parrot);
Little Daddy sits smugly on the seat with his miniature right by his side, chanting mutterings of ‘Dada’ all day long.
You may feel sorry for Little Mama, even she had felt pangs of jealousy, but rest assured, when that early morning wake up call happened the very next day. As the first hint of sun (who am I kidding- sun?! Perpetual rain more like) and the song of birds broke the quiet stillness of the night, the small but rising voice echoed across the hall shouting ‘Dadadada’.
Little Mama smiled and slept on- that’s my boy!
Little Lord- Triumphant– full of jubilation, this is only the beginning
Little Daddy- Triumphant also, until the reality of early morning ‘crows’ began to dawn
Little Mama- Slightly huffy, but secretly knew the Little Lord would soon have a full vocabulary, enjoying extra zzz’s
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