more language stuff

I don’t know if I’m boring y’all with this, but I want some way to keep track of these new language developments, and well, this blog is it.

So, here are Cate’s latest and greatest:
* ‘Side (or sometimes “shide”) means outside. And she now refers to herself as either Baby Cate or Baby Catie, since that’s what all the kids at daycare call her. So last night, when we went out for our walk, she said, “Baby Cate shide!” Yes, sweetie, Baby Cate is indeed outside.

* We stopped at one of the neighbors’ houses to talk to their horse. The horse eventually got bored with us and walked away. Cate screamed, “Baaack heeeeere!!!!” This might indicate something about how often we tell her to “come back here.” For the record, the horse was not impressed, and he did not come back. We went down the road to talk to the cows instead.

* Not a sentence, but a new word: “stah-bee” for strawberry. Yum.

* When we were leaving the house to go to Patsy’s this morning: “We go bye.”

Actually, “bye” seems to be one of her favorite words. If she gets mad at me, she’ll say “BYE!!” and stomp away. Like, dude, I am sooo done with you. She’s done it to both Dave and Patsy too, it’s not just me. But man, if you tick her off, she’ll let you know.

Now, if someone could please tell me what “oppy-boppy” means, I’d really appreciate it, because she says it ALL the time, and Dave and I can’t figure it out. I think it’s just a nonsense word that she likes the sound of, but… yeah. I don’t have the foggiest idea on that one.

4 thoughts on “more language stuff

  1. I must remember to do everything I can to insure Maddie refers to herself in the third person. I think that is the funniest thing I’ve read all day!!!

  2. Elizabeth referes to herself either as “baby” or “Zibby.”

    I’m going to guess that ?oppy-boppy? does mean something. And, when you figure it out, you’ll feel silly for not knowing. It still happens to us all the time.

  3. I’m guessing hoppy-hoppy or happy-happy.

    I CHOKED from laughing over that angry BYE! So funny!

    So this would be that fabled language explosion, eh? šŸ˜€

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