Friday, February 6, 2009

Commonly Heard Phrases in Twinland

Toddlers learn to talk by imitating the words they hear from others. Whatever expressions parents, grandparents, other family and friends say, children will say, too. That is why I am convinced the following phrases are quick to become part of my girls' vocabulary.

"Close it."
"Drop it."
"Not for you."
"You may not ___."
"Quite touching that."
"Don't eat that."
"Eat your dinner."
"Sit still."
"Come on."
"Come here."
"Don't run away from me."
"Get your hand out of the toilet."
"Give sissy her bear back."
"Be nice to your sister."
"Be nice to me."
"Get your hand out of your diaper."
"Come back."
"Get down."
"Don't grab that."
"Leave the doggies alone."
"Don't throw that on the floor."

I could go on, but you probably get my point.


Lisa C. said...

don't forget. nonononononono and don't put that in sister's ear/diaper/eye, etc... lol

at least, you all will understand each other... lol..

Hajar said...

There are a lot of negative terms associated with raising babes. I guess that's why so many babies shake their heads in the negative before they learn to nod in the affirmative tradition.

Helene said...

I'm laughing over here only because I'm nodding my head in agreement! My 23-month old toddlers are receiving EI services for speech. The first words both of them finally got down was "no" but what made it worse was that they point their finger right in my face when they say it. I've had to take a long look at myself and say "how can I change this??"!!

Jennifer said...

OMG! I swear almost 99% of those are heard in my house as well. Too funny. My boys are just starting with the no-no's, and with the finger pointing. THey are just little sponges.