Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Bird Boy

I think I'm turning Kole into a bird.

I put forth an effort to talk to him in a normal voice.  Not "baby talk."  No goo-goos and cutsie stuff here.  That crap makes me cringe.  I am, however, animated in my communications with him.  More so than I am, let's say with Ken or another adult or society in general.
With Kole I speak with excitement. 
Even if we are looking at rocks.

"Oh!  WOW!  Check out that rock!  It's a BIG one!"
And I'm smiling and my eyebrows are way up and I'm emphasizing all the right words while I point to a rock.  I think it has played a part in him doing so well learning to talk.

I was so proud of myself as I searched online for a #1 MOM trophy to order myself.

Then yesterday...
I realized Kole talks like a bird.  Everything he says is high pitched and sing-songy.  He'll smile so big when he is talking you can tell his little cheekers are sore (and it's a little forced.)  And boy he can get those eyebrows up.

I listened to him jabber for awhile.

"Oooooo! A chtruck!  A SEEEEE!!  OooooOOOOoooo!  WOOOOOOOW!"

Lots of roller coaster up and downs.  Hitting all the pitches.  An airy "wow" at the end. Trying to get me excited about a truck.
He sounded like a baby bird.

And I realized that makes me the mama bird that taught him to warble.


DoublClik said...

FIRST TIME I have seen a picture of Kole and have it look so much like YOU! That shot is frameworthy. I love that little chipper

Julianna said...

Too funny.

Just as long as you don't teach him to speak effeminately and express himself with one hand a flailin' and the other on his hip.

(Not that there's anything wrong with that....)


Brett and Tiffany said...

Better that he smiles huge and talks like a bird than frowns! He has a good mama that knows what she is doing! Keep on smilin'! They watch us closely!

Kar said...

Hahahahaha!!! I love that. I remember Ben's neice (who is now a senior in high school - weird) used to talk soooo high. She would coo, "Uncle Be-en! Airplane! Play Aiiiiiirplane!!" I'm planning on giving her a lot of crap about that when I see her in a couple fo weeks. :)

SkippyMom said...

I never talked to my kids in baby talk either, or baby fied their names, because frankly it makes me cringe when I hear other parents do it. Really tho' [and perhaps it is because my kids are older] I don't hear it so much.

And I can completely see your cadence rubbing off on Kole. Too cute. The nice thing is they do grow out of it. :)

That pic' is priceless. :)