I'm sure there will be lots of gushing about progress and videos of speaking in the near future of this blog. I am just so ecstatic about the progress she is making. Every day she really is learning to say new things. Yesterday it was her name, which we've been trying to work on for months with no response. Of course, she calls herself "Tee-tee." which isn't SO far off from her real name, but still completely funny. Oh, and she loves to go to Noggin.com (she says noggin!) and watch Pinky Dinky Doo, who she calls "Doo Doo". So, if she and Pinky were to get together, you'd have Tee-Tee and Doo Doo. We are immature and think this is HILARIOUS! Last night at bedtime, she said, "Nigh nigh, Doo Doo. Ajur. (later) Bye!" Words! So many words!
When I put in her hearing aid, she says "Ow sound?" and then I ask her "How does it sound?" and she says "Great!" She doesn't call Spongebob Squarepants, "BobBob" anymore. He is now BobPants, which I think it more sophisticated, don't you? If I push her for syllables, she will call him "BobBob BobPants". She can say "playground" now! She is singing now, at least attempting it. She has never done that before.
She also has two scenes she likes to act out. In one, she taps her forehead the her index finger while saying "Kink, kink, kink.(think)" and then she exclaims "I know!" and holds the index finger up high like she has an idea. The second, she mimes a big sneeze. "Ah-ah-ah-ah-ACHOO!!!" She puts her hand to her nose for the "Ah" and throws it towards the floor for the "Achoo". She was cracking her physical therapist up yesterday with those two gems.
I've been taking short videos like crazy...I don't want to miss any of these new things! It is really exciting. Thus, all the gushing.
And a funny BubTar story, just for kicks. This morning BubTar was the last to rise. He was sleeping on the couch because when he gets scared in his room, we let him move to the sofa if it is almost morning. The living room is directly off our room, so it makes him feel safe to be closer. He hopped up and looked confused because KayTar and I were both awake already.
He asked: Where are we going? Neptune's Paradise?
Him: (still confused) Is Neptune's Paradise real?
Him: Oh, so it is just for people who live on the bottom of the sea then. Okay.
Then he wandered off, like we had had some sort of satisfying exchange.
Yesterday we played the world's longest game of Crazy 8's. It was 45 minutes long! I may have accidentally taught him to say "Take that, Sucka!" which he said EVERY time he put a card down. I told him, "Hey, maybe it would be better if 'Take that, Sucka!' was just our thing when we play cards. You probably shouldn't say it to anyone else, even though it is funny." He thought for a minute and then said "Maybe I could say 'Take that, Momma!'. That is funny, too." Wise boy. Not that I have a problem with him saying "Take that, Sucka!" I just don't want him saying it at inappropriate times, like to his principal on the first day of school next year. ;) We've been having a lot of fun lately. I can't remember anything in particular, but I can remember lots of laughter, which is always a good sign. At bedtime we giggle together before I tuck him in. During game time we giggle. While we read, we giggle. Lots of laughing. Five is a fun age.