Sunday, April 22, 2012

I know it's wrong

but when Addison learned to say "a sock," sometime around 18 months, her articulation of it made me want to accuse her back, saying,
"No, you suck!"
Perhaps I even said it. Once or twice. Maybe three times.

Socks are a big part of our lives here. She'd be repeating "a sock" over and over again, gleefully waving the offending item at me. Lindsay came down one day in the middle of a rather repetitive, invective-laden argument between me and my 18-month old, and I got a scolding (my daughter just sitting there smiling innocently, soggy sock in her mouth, as though she'd played no part in it). So I don't say it out loud anymore, but I still say it in my head and smile.

2 comments:

  1. You are not alone! hehe

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    1. Toddler speech is, I'm sure, an inadvertent instigator of many an argument between parent and child.

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