Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Taking Orders from a 21 Month Old??

I think I have mentioned before that Jack is very verbal. He is quite the chatterbox and is very capable of speaking complete sentences. Although it isn't on a regular basis, nor has it ever really been directed at someone, he says things like "Daddy's big truck all gone." Technically it has a subject and a predicate, so it's a complete sentence. That has been pretty common since he was about 19 months.

So the other day instead of pulling on my leg or holding his outstretched arms in my direction as he usually does, he looked up at me and said, "Pick me up". I have to say I was taken a little off guard. He had never actually directed such verbiage toward me or to my knowledge, anyone else.

But the icing on the cake came this morning. I made him some french toast for breakfast and cut it up into little pieces and put it in front of him. (And no it wasn't made from scratch french toast. I'm not that kind of mom. I work a full time job. I'm a straight from the freezer to the microwave french toast kind of mom!) So then he looked at me like what am I suppose to do with this? Eat with my hands? He then proceeded to say, "Give me a spoon."

That is no exaggeration. My 21 month old son said to me, "Give me a spoon." I of course was again taken by surprise. All I could say was, "How about give me a spoon please". He then repeated the sentence with "please" attached and I did as he asked. I'm not quite sure where he gets this stuff, but as I've stated before.....he sure is a little boy who knows EXACTLY what he wants!

1 comment:

The Dunnings said...

Too cute. I can totally relate. Madalyn the female who knows exactly what she wants, which I think entitles her to be a Diva, (our little secret).