Wednesday, November 21, 2007

I can't imagine where she gets it from.

For the last two or three months, I've been telling the Goober "Grandma and Grandpa are coming for Thanksgiving. You need to learn to say Grandma. Can you say Grandma?" and she would give me that classic 'ya nichevo ne znayu' look, like 'what have you been sniffing?'. Never a word, not so much as a 'guh' on the learning to say grandma front.

Tonight, my in-laws arrive. The Goober walks up and waves and says "Hi, Grandma!" as if she sees them every day and she's said it a million times before.

The teen years are going to be ever so much fun. I can tell already.

11 comments:

Amy Lane said...

She is unimaginably perfect. My children, on the other hand, are from hell...

Louiz said...

It's better than hiding behind your legs and crying, trust me!

Roxie said...

"Can you say Grandma?" Duh, Mom! Can you say, "I will when I want to?" If you lock her in a swiss boarding school with Nazi nuns when she turns 13, I will fully understand.

calamity rach said...

HAHAHA. At least you have a funny kid and will enjoy her company in between wanting to shake the angst right out of her.

Anne said...

My mother says to me (often) "But you wouldn't WANT a docile/placid/insipid child, would you?" Well, no. Well, not ALL the time. Well ....

Anonymous said...

impressive. reminds me of the old joke (i'll have to paraphrase) about the little boy who didn't talk. by the time he was 4, he'd been taken to all kinds of specialists, with no improvement and no real insights.
then, one day, his mother served him a new food. he took one bite and said, "that's disgusting. don't ever give me that again!"

"son -- you can TALK!" the mom exclaimed.

"of course i can talk."

"well, why DIDN'T you?"

"because up until now, everything was ok."

my grand tagged me as "go-go{ when she was 15 months old, and i'm still "go-go" -- to her and to some of her friends in 1st grade.

and i have to concur with anne -- you really wouldn't want a boring "normal" child!

ellen in indy

p.s.: my verification "word" is cisqatox, which sounds like it should be a very expensive medication.

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised she didn't say, "Oh, shit, no" like she did when you asked her to say cow! LOL

Happy Thanksgiving!

TrishJ

Alwen said...

When we were trying to have a kid, we used to joke that when we did, it would probably be just like Calvin of "Calvin & Hobbes".

Guess what . . .

Except we own way fewer Bohus sweaters than Calvin's parents! (Ever notice the sweaters on those two cartoon people?)

Catie said...

hilarious, hope you had a good thanksgiving day

AnneMarie from PA said...

Thanks for a great laugh-- I needed one today. And the look in the photo said it all. Precocious?? who, little ol' me?

I must add that my first words, recorded by my mom in my baby book, were not "mama," or "dada," or anything normal. No, my first words were a complete sentence, said loudly and with intention, "Don't touch me!"

historicstitcher said...

My sister didn't talk for years! She went around silent until she was...three? Maybe four. Never said anything. She was checked for hearing, speech, and the Dr. was starting to get worried.

One day she walked up to my mom in the kitchen and "Can I have a glass of water?" came out of her mouth.

Mom about dropped the glass she was so shocked!

Ali got her water! She just hadn't had anything to say before that...