Liam is turning 3 in two months and with age comes speech. I have to be honest, for a while I was a little worried about his speech. My nephew who is 4 months younger than Liam started speaking a lot sooner and as much as I refused to compare, it’s hard not to. Following a few mums on Dayre and Instagram I also noticed kids his age or younger have started speaking. I couldn’t help but worried if he’s got an impediment due to his prematurity?
Anyway, my worries were unfounded because Liam has started speaking. A lot! From parroting us poorly at first, to just saying “banana” and “no”, he has now gone on to making actual conversations.
As his parents, it’s fascinating to listen to him!
For instance, we were at a cafe near home for lunch. They had some cakes on display.
Liam: Mummy I want cake.
Me and Gareth:
Liam: Mummy, I want eat cake.
Me: Okay you may have cake only if you sit here quietly and finish up your lunch okay?
Liam: /indecipherable grunts
*He normally darts around the cafe running his Hot Wheels on the walls but this time he sat quietly on a regular chair throughout lunch and ate everything without being a pain in my bum! After he’s finished his pasta…
Me: Yes, well done! You’ve finished your pasta!
Liam: I want eat cake!!
Me: Hurm, okay lets choose a cake.
*He gracefully let himself down from the chair, walked with me to the cake display and chose a cake WTF.
This in fact took place just moments ago and prompted me to write this blogpost….
Me to Gareth: Do you think we should throw a birthday party for Liam?
Liam: Yes, please.
*Me and Gareth turned to look at Liam.
Liam: I want presents.
Me and Gareth:
Liam: Mummy I want party.
Guess Gareth and I have to start to be more conscious of what we say. Other than cuss words, we usually say whatever whenever because Liam’s just a kid who doesn’t really have an contextual understanding, right? Not anymore!
As the conversations above show, he well and truly understands what’s up.
And this is a picture from said lunch outing. I had told him to wait while I take a picture of the cake, and he did so. Haha.