Disciphering a 20 month old's speech is like playing that game where you read the card of words that don't make sense together, but when read out loud and quickly, sound like a phrase that makes perfect sense. I'm only going on a few hours of sleep today, so I can't remember the name of that game right this second...maybe it will come to be by the end of this post?! But, Tristan is really talking now. Sometimes I think he is just talking to hear himself (sounds like another Hill-boy I know)! Most of the time, I know what he is trying to say or what he wants. But, I'm hoping I disciphered wrong the other night! I was giving him a bath, when he looked at me with this (kind of) creepy grin, shot his little arm towards me, and said "I key eww. I key eww. I key eww." Say it out loud to yourself...did you come up with the same thing I did? I totally think he was saying "I kill you!" Look at this sweet face:
It doesn't say, "I'll kill my mommy," right???
Come to think of it, he does try to get me to leave his baby sister in the car when I get home. The other day, I took him into the house first, and when I turned around to head back to get Tanner out of the car, Tristan closed the garage door, stood in front to guard the exit, and said "No Sissy!"
Being the oldest sibling, I always thought the "middle child syndrome" was just a made up thing for needy middle children (sorry to middle children that I'm offending right now)to get more attention, but I'm beginning to think that maybe it's a real syndrome!
Oh, I got it! The name of that game is Mad Gab! Knew it would come to me. Well, I lied. It didn't exactly come to me...I googled it! I'm tired. Forgive me.