Reid is losing many of the babyisms in her speech. Today in the tub she was playing with her mama ducks that has 3 little ducks to ride on its back and I asked her what ducks say. When she replied, “duck, duck” I thought of how this is one of her few mixed up words. She rarely calls sheep “baas” anymore and never speaks of the “moos” in the books that we read.
Not long ago, while chatting about Melissa’s family and who was the sister, mama, etc on our way to supper, I asked Reid what my name was, expecting to hear “Mama.” Instead, she said, “Babwa” and so I told her, “but you call me ‘Mama’, right?” And she nodded. I asked her what daddy’s name was and she said “Ten”. (I didn’t say that she has mastered the hard “c” sound.) I reminded her that she should call him, “Daddy” and again she nodded. I should have said, “But you already knew that,” since she obviously had known our names for a while but hadn’t used them.