Saturday, February 16, 2008

Yes, Aaron.

Just like every other morning at around 6.45am, I called out to Aaron to come eat breakfast. As usual, he runs over to the table and stands by his chair so I can put him in it. He surprised us for the past two days by feeding himself the entire meal (without too much of a mess). He had an even bigger surprise for us today.

As he sat in his chair, feeding himself, Richard sat beside him and was also dutifully eating mouthful after mouthful of oatmeal with banana. On the other hand, I was walking about, looking at what else there was in the fridge to make my breakfast more interesting and basically moving around aimlessly. After a short while of this moving around, I hear:


I look at Aaron.

"Sit down"

I smiled at him.


I sat, and ate.

He absolutely surprised me. He's never said so many things in a row before. I can't say it was a real conversation since he was basically giving me instructions. (OMG! He's ordering me around already!)

It was definitely a proud moment for me to hear him speak and look so much like a little boy. Although, I also now realize that I'll have to step up the training on his 'Please' and 'Thank Yous'.


John said...

I also now realize that I'll have to step up the training on his 'Please' and 'Thank Yous'.

And thanks to you for taking the time to teach Aaron good manners!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

You're training him well.

dawn224 said...

this is so much fun :) words are exciting!

MamaGeek said...

Wow, I'd be thrilled to hear words like that. My 18 month old is stuck on 10 words and we're just waiting for him to expand the vocab a bit more.

And what great manners! Kudos to you Mom!

zero_zero_one said...

I wonder what he'll be telling you to do once his vocab increases even more... :)

Kids are amazing :)