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Friday, April 20, 2007

It's opposite day...Eric style

Hi. My name is Kristi and I have an almost-3-year-old who often times says and does cute things, although you'd never know that if you've been reading my blog lately. In any case, this is just a cute story about language development.
The English language sure is a funny one...so few rules, and so many exceptions to them. I always get a kick out of mis-conjugated past tense words. "I eated all my cereal!" or "I putted my napkin in the garbage can." But my favorite thing from this week is what I'll call "creative opposites." For instance, earlier this week, Eric and I were playing games using his blanket. At one point, he laid on the floor and covered himself from head to toe with the blanket. He wanted me to pull the blanket off of him, so he peeked out from under it and said, "Mommy, tuck me out!" Then this morning I was sorting some clothes in his closet, trying to pull out all the spring/summer clothes that he (hopefully!) will be wearing soon. There was a shirt that I thought might still be too big, so I asked him to try it on, which he did. When he'd had enough of that shirt, he told me, "OK, I want to try it off now." He's a pretty cute kid. :)