Sunday, May 15, 2011

Blubbering Mom

Tonight during storytime, Gunner said "Yellow" clear as day. I almost cried when I realized that it is no longer "Lellow."

He made up for it by mixing up the "p" in "pitch" for a "b." And he still can't say "truck," and he still loves to "crap" his hands.

I love his little lisp. The way he says "Yesth" when he answers a question. I love they way his speech is developing. Spiff and I laugh every day about they way he pronounces things. I love his "Nocaners" (binoculars), "Newdavard" (boulevard), "Ephalant" (elephant), "crose" (close), "Fopped" (dropped), "Wink" or "Vrink" (drink).

I'll admit that I wish away certain behaviors or behavioral phases. I wish I could skip right over potty training, the rest of his terrible twos, and pretty much every meal time. But when I looked at him the other day, swinging on a friend's rope swing in his little jeans and t-shirt, and he looked like such a big kid, and when I realize that he has his own little opinions and that he has the right to voice them, and that he has the right to a good explanation about what's going on because he's old enough to understand, I can't help but wish that he would just stop growing up. That he would just be my little guy forever.

And if I cry at "Yellow," what am I ever going to do on his first day of school?

4 comments:

Mel said...

It's so hard to watch them grow up. But so fun at the same time. And I wish away the potty training too, but also got said when "movie" was no longer "moonie". It's very bitter sweet.

Lauren said...

Josh sometimes skips words and goes straight to sound effects to get what he wants, such as when he wants to watch "How to Train Your Dragon" he makes a rather impressive snarl/hissing sound. And is it bad of me to think of the happy dance I'll be doing when he's finally old enough for school, rather than being sad about it?

sarah said...

Grace used to say "own-oshh" for orange. I still miss it. But there have been so many more wonderful things since then. And even more wonderful is they all become great memories you can keep with you.

Chris, Linzi. and Samantha said...

I can't wait to hear what sam mispronounces because I love it when kids put their own "twist" on things. I guess a lisp is only sweet for so long though...