As a mom (or dad) you end up being the expert in deciphering and translating the "language" of your child. Though Austin speaks pretty clearly for his age, he has some real doozies when it comes to words or phrases that he uses. Here is just a sampling of some of the best of his current repertoire.
digga: digger - any construction type vehicle that he believes is capable of digging
deegaa: digger - the long, drawn out, excited pronunciation of digger when he is surprised by seeing one as we drive around. "Mommy, I see a deegaa, a deegaa! Woah, big deegaa!"
bud-ee: birdie- as in "Mommy look! There's a bud-ee...tweet, tweet." sound effects always included.
men-a-mens: vitamins - as in "men-a-mens please...one, two men-a-mens faw me"
Pee-paw: Grandpa - "Pee-paw wait faw me"
muh-ma-toes: tomatoes - yes, he eats tomatoes. In fact, the kid is so in love with them that I have to hide them or he will constantly be begging for more muh-ma-toes. Hide tomatoes?? Who would have thought.
behpist: breakfast - "want some aw-sage for behpist"
Mo Kay: I'm okay- (Austin trips or something) "Mo Kay Mommy, Mo Kay"
batwees: "my toy need new batwees"
ro-nee- cheese: macaroni and cheese
puh-poo-tah: computer "watch show on the puhpootah"
Best new phrases he is using:
As he grabs my hand to shake it (almost daily) - "Nice to meet you Mommy!"...cracks me up every time and he knows it.
"Hey, Mommy! Whachoo doing Mommy?"
"See you waiter ow-wi-gatta"
"I needigo night night." (love that one!) "I no wanna go night night" (ugh!!!)
(As he holds my face between his hands) "Wisten to me Mommy, wisten" ...hmmm...wonder where he got that one?