Earlier this week, Aidan and I arrived home and as usual, he ran to the back door once we were inside to greet the dogs. It was a colder day so I did not think we would play outside, but Aidan had other plans. He banged on the door and said "eeeee, eeeee". Hmm, not sure what "eeee" means, but we went outside, and he went straight for the swing, banged it, and said "eeeee". Sure enough, Aidan was repeating "weee, weeee" which is what I say when I am swinging him. So he has learned to associate "weee" with the swing.
AJ has repeatedly called a cracker a cookie when speaking to Aidan. No idea why, but he does. I was surprised earlier last week when Aidan came up to me when I was opening a packet of Ritz, and he clearly said "cooKIE". It was cute and sweet, but of course, it took several days and many attempts to actually record him saying "cookie."
So at 14 months, this is what Aidan says
- dogdog or doggy
- Bye Bye
- Hey (when he grabs his toy cell phone or my cell phone)
- Abby (baby at daycare, but apparently all babies)
- Baby (will point at pictures of himself and say baby...or randomly call me baby)
- Night night (more like nah nah)
- Cookie (cracker)
- dis (this/that and points to something)
- Ut oh (probably his favorite phrase)
- Bah (ball)
I am actually surprised he doesn't attempt to say "no" since we do say "no sir" a lot.
With all the repeating and sponge like absorbency of what we do, you would think I could easily teach Aidan to say or mimic the touch down hands, but he has refused to cooperate. Sometimes his hands randomly go up, but most of the time, if I say "touchdown!" he claps...like he did at the Clemson game. One day...
But as we have learned, Aidan will do what Aidan wants when he wants. He rolled over when he wanted to, he crawled when rolling was no longer the best method, and he walked when he realized he could get places faster. I'm sure when he's frustrated with us not realizing what he wants, he will learn more of what to say. I know, many people teach their kids sign language, but we have not opted, read: made time, for baby sign language. Oh well, we'll all continue to learn and Aidan will continue to evolve. Can't wait for his next word...unless it's "no." :)