Sunday, May 9, 2010

Wait the bus no more


This, to the the casual observer, might just look like any old picture. Of a little boy, sitting at a bus stop. I didn't take it; DJ did. And then pinged it over to my phone while I was at work. They were off for their regular balloon boys brunch with Geoffrey-engine. But I digress. The reason it's not just any old photo is because it marks a watershed moment. Louis can talk. Yes, I know he's been chatting away for months now, but seriously, the kid can really talk. Properly. With prepositions and everything. DJ confessed that although he'd texted: "Louis sitting in the bench waiting the bus!" to make me think that's what Louis had said, the truth was rather different. And he didn't like it. Because it made Louis sound all grown up. What he actually - apparently - said was: "Louis is sitting on the bench waiting for the bus." Which gave DJ quite a shock. 

I mean, it was one thing when I finally faced up to the fact that Louis no longer said "didi" instead of "TV" or "Bam-ma" rather than "Grandma". But peppering his speech with prepositions is something else. I know parents aren't supposed to encourage baby talk, but I always liked it. I loved that he said stuff like "Mummy sit the chair" when he wanted his nighttime milk, or "Gessie" for "Geoffrey" or "Stee" for Steve". I always figured he had the rest of his life to talk properly; I just didn't realise it would begin so soon. Before I know it he'll stop holding out his arms and saying "Mummy carry you". Heck, one day he'll even stop wanting me to carry him. At least I guess he will......

PS: I hope it isn't a horrible cheat given that I'd already written it but I couldn't help entering this in the Gallery because I saw the theme was men and it just seemed so apt. 

9 comments:

Iota said...

I think you'll find you're carrying him, figuratively if not literally, for many years to come.

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Babies who brunch said...

@Iota... too true!

angelsandurchinsblog said...

It's wonderful when they start to talk properly, but I agree about the jolt - where did the baby go, and so quickly. We should write all the funny first things they say in a notebook, something I've promised myself I'll do but never have.

Babies who brunch said...

@A+U: i wish i carried a dictaphone around with me to record them.....

geekymummy said...

the baby talk stage does go too fast, doesn't it? My four year old now says "Mummy do you think I could possibly...." when she really wants something and it seems like only yesterday she was stumbling over her worlds.
adorable pic, came over from the gallery!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Sometimes you wish they would just be a baby again, but then when you hear them say those magical words you realise how amazing they are, and how amazing you are for being the one who has taught them.

CJ xx

Babies who brunch said...

@GM and CJ: Thanks! Seriously the speaking thing is utterly amazing. I love it when they repeat stuff that you've just said. (Even if it's something naughty. Whoops, shouldn't admit to that!)