Finn & Rebecca

Finn & Rebecca

Monday, April 8, 2013

Little parrot

Well, we most certainly have a little parrot...and his name is Finn! In the last couple of weeks, he has been copying everything we say - he repeats almost any word.  Thank goodness he is having problems with "sh" and "f", and he can't say his name yet - he says "winny" instead of "Finny" lol. But he pretty much repeats everything else. He even said "primary school" the other day! Okay, it sounded like "prirar schu" but it was a damn good try. He says "a, b, c, d" and "one, two" and even sang "ee i o" with me for Old Mac Donald had a farm the other day. Becky also says words but is more reluctant to say them - she thinks about it first.

Both their comprehension is leaping ahead and they follow more and more instructions.  Any wee or poo is referred to as "bum" so you know when they are doing their business lol - I must buy a potty asap to start getting them used to having one in the loo. If you say go fetch a rice cake (Finny says Ry Cay) they walk to the cupboard to open it. They both go shower if you tell them to go to the shower and they both stand under the running water - too cute. They "put shoes on" - bring them to you to put on. If we ask them to ta for mummy or daddy, they will take the object to one of us.

I couldn't even begin to list all the words he has said - it is as if their language development has gone into fast forward - amazing to watch.

The only problem in this very cute stage is that Finn has started being a little aggro at times hitting, pushing and scratching - both Becky and me! My reaction is to say "No" firmly, showing my disproval and then ignore the behaviour - but he just laughs and does it again...need to read more about how to deal with this in my "Happiest Toddler on the Block" book...

I really feel the terrible two's looming as this behaviour becomes real - oh dear...tantrums and learning how to acnowledge and control our we come...