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New Words and Awesome Music

We started a list the other day of Small DB’s words. It’s a little bit of a useless exercise as she’s gaining more every day, but it was nice to begin when we did – capturing her first twenty or so words. The more we wrote down, the more we realised she had! Without further ado:

Chair
Shoes
Fish
Mama
Dadda
Nana
Dodie
Hot!
Pop!
Balloon (it’s not crystal clear, but, yunno)
Door
Miaow
Tiger
Ow!
No!
Bum!
Duck
Quack
Moo
Neigh
Boob
Book
More!
Baby
Nunga (our word for stewed fruit…)
Nose
Down
Bib
Swing (Ning!)
Drink
Ta
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After we did this the other day M then sought out something he remembered blogging long ago – Small Z’s first words. Now I thought that Small DB had more than Small Z ever did at the same age, but – as has happened many times before – sleep deprivation has killed my memory – Small Z had a billion words as well as songs.

In my opinion, Small DB is easily as sharp as Small Z was at that age – but have we been playing her those kids cds with the ‘Wheels on the Bus’ on them or reading to her quite as much? Nope – because time is tighter and I, almost impossibly, am more tired. But that said, she does have more relaxed parents AND a big sister to emulate – so it all pans out in the end.

And speaking of kids music – a great post over at Owlet where she’s linked to a gorgeous video about the making of Laura Veirs’ album for children. I was only listening to her Carbon Glacier album last week and realising I’d missed it! But this – this is so fantastic!! Somehow it is going to make its way into our home to see in the coming year…
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hd-Y-M9kPfw

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2 Comments

  1. I think every parent finds that out about their first and second kid. My theory is that the first is solo so gets bored more easily so the parents have to interact more with the child, sort of one on one teaching if you will.

    The second kid is amused by the antics of child number one so the parents really don’t have to interact as much, which is good for the sanity because now the parents are looking after two. The second kid is also more laid back because the parents are on their second go round and hence more laid back themselves.

    Now third kid is much the same but by now the parent(s) is going insane from keeping up with the laundry and mess. Of course I’m leaving out the increased noise factor of kids running and running around the house screaming and being…well kids!

    Don’t ask me about the fourth.

  2. Love the album! Thanks for the tip!

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