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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Be Careful What You Wish For

I recently wrote about my concerns about Cakes' speech, and since then we’ve been working really hard at forcing her to use her words. We’ve already seen some improvement—when I wrote that post, she wasn’t using the word “no”. This week, a typical conversation with Cakes goes like this:

“What would you like for lunch?”

[Undecipherable tirade]

“Would you like chicken?”


“Would you like tofu?”

“No!” [vigorous head shaking]

“Would you like carrots?”

“Please please crackers!”

“How about some pasta?” [note of desperation]

“Buddy, please please crackers!”



Blogger kittenpie said...

pumpkinpie said no a lot for a few weeks until she learned "Yeah" and then it was that all the time.

I love that she calls you "Buddy." That cracks me up.

11:38 AM  
Blogger MotherBumper said...

Yeah Buddy - more crackers!

I get A-JU (apple juice) or cook-e (cookie) and when I say "please?" I get the response "NOW!".

At least Cakes has manners.

11:41 AM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

Rosie unfortunately refuses everything but milk and cookies. (I think part of this is that she doesn't seem to say "yes" if we offer her anything she can't name -- just "no, thank you," but like it's all one word: "nothankyou.")

We need to focus on teaching her the names for healthy items, like veggies. ;-)

11:43 AM  
Blogger Beck said...

Give the kid her crackers! :)
The Baby is FOND of NO, too. Ah, the lovely and negative toddler years!

11:44 AM  
Blogger kgirl said...

you heard the boss, buddy.

12:01 PM  
Blogger Ms. Porter said...

I love that she calls you Buddy as well. My girls both went through stages where they called my husband and I by our first names which was funny. I told you...once they start there's no stopping them! Enjoy.

1:01 PM  
Blogger Mommy off the Record said...

LOL. Glad that Cakes is making progress on vocab!

1:05 PM  
Blogger nomotherearth said...

I can never refuse a good "please". I'm too impressed by the manners.

2:21 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Chicky said...

Well, at least you can call that a sentence. ;)

Now go get the poor girl some crackers, Buddy.

3:01 PM  
Blogger crazymumma said...

She sounds like a two year old in full control of her world. ;)

4:18 PM  
Blogger Her Bad Mother said...

At least she has manners, Buddy.

10:38 PM  
Blogger jen said...

at least she says please.

and hey buddy, just wait till it's NO WAY! NO WAY! cause it's coming for you, sister.

12:14 AM  
Blogger creative-type dad said...

[Undecipherable tirade]

Sounds like somebody's been talking to my kid.

2:27 AM  
Blogger myredwagon said...

buddy...that is the cutest

sometimes I just feel like eating crackers

7:54 AM  
Blogger mamatulip said...

She calls you "buddy"? That's awesome. Oliver calls me "girl buddy" and I call him "boy buddy". It's totally cute. :)

8:22 AM  
Blogger aimee / greeblemonkey said...

Well, she's got NO down to a T!

10:16 AM  
Blogger Beck said...

Hey, the book came today - thanks!

12:43 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Playgroupie said...

I'm so impressed with the manners!

Great news on her speech, too!

2:19 PM  
Anonymous ali said...

sounds like you've got yourself a talker, my dear! :)

10:52 AM  
Blogger metro mama said...

Now if only she would say thank-you!

9:00 AM  
Blogger petite gourmand said...

once it just wont stop.
trust me on this one.

2:59 PM  

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