Now that Abbie’s getting older, her vocabulary has exploded. For a while she wasn’t talking that much, and I was trying not to worry, but just keeping a close eye on how she was progressing. Back then everyone kept telling me that when she started talking, it would be all at once – full sentences and everything. Some kids are just like that.
Well, now that that’s happened, Abbie is always talking – in the car, in the bath, at meals, when she’s playing, basically any time she’s awake. Her personality is just coming out more and more every day – sweet, silly, sassy, and independent. The best part? The things she says. She’s so silly and I just love every bit of it.
Going to bed 2 nights ago:
Chris: Okay Abbie, Goodnight I love you.
Abbie: Goodnight Daddy!
A: Mommy, Daddy go to the gym?
Me: No, Daddy went to clean the kitchen and do the dishes.
A: OH, right.
The next night:
C: Goodnight Abbie, I love you.
A: Love you Daddy, bye…Daddy, do the dishes!
Anytime she’s using her play kitchen:
Me: Abbie, what are you making?
Me: Oh, what goes in the pancakes?
A: The milk! The orange juice! The beans! The spaghetti!
Me: Those must be some weird pancakes.
Me: Abbie, why are you doing [insert anything here]?
Me: Because why?
A: BECAUSE, Mommy! Because!
A: Mommy Daddy look, an airplane! Way up high!
Us: Oh really? That’s so cool!
A: Yeah, airplane go see Captain Jake Neverland Pirates.
Us: Okay, kiddo.
Petting one of the cats:
A: Aw, Missy Cat SO CUTE!
(Mischief runs away)
A: MISSY CAT! COME BACK! Aw, so sad Missy Cat.
Posing for a picture:
Me: Abbie, say cheese.
A: (says nothing)
Me: Abbie, say spaghetti.
After I’ve come back from another room:
A: MOMMY! Go see you’re back! (I’m so glad you’re back!)
She also knows every word to every PJ Masks episode and about
half three-quarters of the words to Elle King’s “Ex’s and Oh’s” and Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off.”
Oh, life with a three-year-old.