My manager told me that my job is like teaching a baby to talk – you’re keen for them to do it but you don’t always like what they say when they can eventually speak. (I help children’s centres understand the information/data they collect about themselves so they can try to improve the services they provide).
Well, so far teaching Joni to talk has been pure joy. We just had an amazing weekend where we had loads of fun all together and Joni has been a delight. She’s really full of personality and has begun to crack herself up quite a lot, which is pretty hilarious.
Tonight before bed she sat on my lap and spontaneously decided to go through all her words and sounds. It was brilliant. She currently has the following words to offer:
Bye bye – this is definitely the most frequent and is used to alert me that she’s doing something she doesn’t want me to see, actually say bye bye and tell me she’s bored. The other day she walked into a door and shouted an angry Bye Bye to it.
Bubbah = daddy
Mmmaaaa = Max, little boy at the childminders
Dwack = this is a duck and quack in one
Ahhhh = said when things are being cuddled, which is most of the day.
I’m sure there are a few more, which I can’t think of right now. She’s just adorable – so expressive and seems to understand everything I say (note to self: stop swearing) she is also constantly babbling away, sometimes in whispers under her breath too!
Ahhhh love. These pregnancy hormones are making me a bit loved up today!