There are always things i want to write down... so i can remember this fun stage the kids are in... but i never take the time.
So, today in the car Nathan( aka mr. verbal) says" Mama, Naomi doesn't talk very good" and I reply "I know, we are working on that." Nathan begins to take things in his own hands by telling her the words she needs to say. His first try is Mama... "say Mama Naomi" and as she responds in babble he keeps repeating " no, say Ma- Ma." He eventually gives up and tries other words.... "say thank you Naomi", "say i love you, Naomi", "say big truck, Naomi" and he concludes by saying.... " Mama, Naomi doesn't talk very good." The words that Nathan first said are so different than her. The only words i know for sure she can say is " da da", " bye bye" and "dack dack" for quack quack.
Another way we use our time in the car to distract Naomi from fussing is singing. Unfortunately, my beautiful voice is not very soothing. Nathan on the other hand has the touch. When Nathan begins to sing, she is mesmerized. If you ask Nathan what his favorite song is... he will always reply with " twinkle twinkle" and the runner up is "ABCD" (aka the abc's) . I promise we sing so many other songs... many about the Lord, but for some reason when he is upset the only thing that will do is "twinkle twinkle." Please tell me there are other little boys that like this song too.