Levi is 28 months old (today!) and quite the chatterbox. At least, he is at home. I’ve noticed he’s a little bit less chatty when we’re out in public and interacting with other adults.
The phrases and sentences that come out of Levi’s mouth often surprise me. I don’t know whether he talks more than the average two year old, but he certainly has a lot to say! Like most toddlers his age, Levi’s pronunciation skills are still lacking; JB or I frequently have to “translate” for others (including our parents).
* He’ll say to me, “Need a hug,” when he’s sad about something.
* He answers “Mommy” when Scout asks him, “Who’s your best friend, Levi?”
* He explains that he’s “making stripes” when scribbling lines with crayons or chalk.
* When requesting songs for us to sing together, he often asks for “How I Wonder” (“Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”).
* Words he regularly mispronounces include spatula (“flipper”), sandwich (“sammich”), hand sanitizer (“hanitizer”), animal (“aminal”), oven (“hoven”), peanut butter (“peenda butter”), pineapple (“pined apple”), and the letter “u” (“oooh”).
* He calls his robot pajamas “beep boop pants.”
* He calls his Uncle Vito “Unkie Beeto.” He calls his Aunt Rachel…”Rachel.”
* Unless we’re given special permission, he doesn’t like it when JB or I try to sing along to the songs he’s listening to. We hear a lot of “No Daddy sing!” and “No Mommy sing!”
* Upon waking from nap time or bedtime, he asks to go to one or more of the following places: school, music (“musink”) class, the supermarket, or his friend Naama’s house.
* If you ask him what a hippopotamus chewing gum says, he answers “grum, grum, grum.”
* Since he doesn’t understand pronouns, he always speaks in the third person. His run-on sentences are laden with “Levi” and occasionally “Mommy” (all in one breath).
P.S. – Levi at 24 months old.