Parenting seems a lot easier once your kid can tell you what they need. Suzi's started the "Mama? Mama? Mama?" routine. She pats me on the arm or waves from across the room as she calls for me. It always seemed annoying when I did it or saw other kids do it, but right now it just makes me feel happy and important.
She also sings Frosty the Snowman (you have to know what you're listening for) and the song about rain from Winnie the Pooh ("rain rain, down down, rain rain, down down"). When she's eating and our dog gets too close to her, she says "Get back, Pheeby!" When she wants to sit on the couch with her she points and tells her to "sit right there." Today she kept telling us "I NEED apple."
My favorite is when she says happy birthday ("hap-doo-day"). It doesn't matter if it's your birthday or not. She also started saying Merry Christmas... about a week after we took the tree down. Jordan taught her a little football joke he found on YouTube in which he asks her what a rooster says ("cock-doo-doo!") and then what a tiger says ("touchdown!").
She tells us "come on" or "let's go" and pulls us by the hand when she wants us to hurry up and take her somewhere and "I'm stuck!" when she gets in a tight spot and needs help.
My other favorites:
"I don't like that!"
"Off side?" - When she finishes breastfeeding on the first side and wants the other
"I hungry. I eat."
"I toot. Toot-toot!" - She does the hand signal too.
"I love you." - It's so sweet when she's talking to me. One time she hugged me and said "I love you... Phwibby."
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