Saturday, June 14, 2008

The Copy Cat

Eli is almost two, and it seems like his true toddler personality is beginning to reveal itself lately.

He's talking a lot more, mainly jabbering Eli-speak with great inflection and hand gestures. (I know, where did he learn this? No comments from the peanut gallery please!) This cracks me up to no end. Most of our conversation is pretty pleasant.

Me: "Eli, it's almost time to eat. Are you hungry?"

happy hooty sounds

Eli: "Mmmmm... E! E! EAT! ... Joo?"

Me: "No juice, we're having milk with lunch. Get ready.. here it comes!"

He joyfully walk-dances to the table. Then he sees his plate.

Eli: "Nyo. Nyo. NYO!"

Me: "What's the problem?"

Eli: "Cheeee? I'yon cheee..."

Me: "Oh, OK. You can have some cheese with your sandwich."

Cheese is administered

Eli: "Tan-Too!"

happy joyful munchy sounds


See? He's a delight to converse with. For now, anyway.
I worry it won't last long so I'm enjoying it while I can. Eli worships the ground his brother walks on, and tries his best to mimic Finn in every way. This is probably an indication of what our future conversations will be like...

Future Me: "Eli, it's supper time! Come on to the table, please."

Future Eli: "POO-POO! Poopie poop poop."

Future Me: "Hm. Well... um,"

Future Eli: "Booty!! Dat a booty head!! Pee-pee!"

Future Me: "Now, wait just a minute... you're headed to time-out Mister..."

Future Eli: "Dat stinky! Dat poopie WORMS! Pee-pee poop booty head! You a POTTY!"


For now I'll soak up all the sweet Baby-Eli I can.



Then I'll go invest in some soap.

14 comments:

Steve & Stepher said...

This makes me wonder if our guys were the same way when they were wee ones?

Cute post.

Beth said...
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Beth said...

This is my son, we call it jibber jabber, but he's 4 1/2, so don't expect it to stop :)

I see you are reading Punk Farm too, my son will only say "Thank you Wisconsin" - instead of a simple thanks. People think he's watching too much tv, at least I wouldn't have to explain it to you!

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Formercitygirl said...

Don't you love it that they say than you when they get their way. My daughter does it all the time.

Tiffany said...

Love the dialogue...
I found you from McMommy's blog and have to say I can so relate to the two year old dinner table conversations and I too, fear the results of my little guy worshiping the ground his older brother walks on.

amanda said...

tee hee :)

invest in some soap - too funny!!

Artist Unplugged said...

Oh the pressure to do right on Finn! But they are both tooo cute!

Kelli said...

Sounds like the conversations with my little guy. He is almost 2, and he is saying new stuff every day...full sentences even! I'm not looking forward to the potty talk though...love the Ralphie-soap-in-the-mouth picture.

Carol said...

Enjoy it while it lasts my Eli just turned two and it has NOT been pretty so far. The big brother is teaching him all kinds of undesirables! Good Luck!!!

Mamasphere said...

Ah, yes, the potty mouth stage. Though I think you have it harder with boys, lol. My stint was relatively short lived.

LOVE the tablecloth!!

The Mom said...

Isn't toddler dialogue the best??

Shannon said...

Oh cute!!! My two year old comes out with some choice phrases lately too - I should be writing them all down! Happy POW! :-)

McMommy said...

Laughing because a.) I can relate and b.) because you put up a pick of RALPHIE!!!! I soooooo love that movie!

ahhhh. Now I can't wait for Thanksgiving...because you know that officially begins the non-stop playing of The Christmas Story!

The White House said...

Hi, found you through McMommy... I am beginning to think that I talk like that, too.

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