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    This past week, DS21mo has started "captioning" everyone's statements as though he is reading them from a book:

    ...said Mummy

    ...Daddy added

    ...exclaimed DS

    It's cracking me up! smile


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    Originally Posted by aquinas
    This past week, DS21mo has started "captioning" everyone's statements as though he is reading them from a book:

    ...said Mummy

    ...Daddy added

    ...exclaimed DS

    It's cracking me up! smile
    DS wasn't talking at 21 months, but a little later had such a phase. Cracked me up too. My favourite was his

    But DS was still eating his toast

    as I was trying to get him to listen to some instruction!


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    Okay, I'm reluctant to do back-to-back posts, but this was too cute not to share. We just returned from vacation and DS21mo gave directions to our cabbie once he heard what major route we were taking. (Street names changed).

    Cabbie: Do you want me to take Albert or Bond?

    Me: Albert, please. Bond is one-way eastbound and we can't turn left onto Cramer from it.

    Cabbie: And then should I take Albert to Cramer directly?

    DS: No. Take Barr please, then Berlin, then Cramer.

    That was, in fact, the most direct route and the one least likely to be congested at that time of day!

    DS often gives me directions when we're walking to the park (because I'm a fan of exploring alternate routes), but he'd never given more than a two-part set of directions before.


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    Amazing, aquinas! You should buy your son a street directory. My son has loved his since he was a baby.

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    That's a really good idea, squishys! (For both DS and me.)

    Confession: "exploring alternate routes" is really just a euphemism for my having a terrible sense of direction and being comfortable muddling through being lost. wink

    ETA: I, personally, rely on on Google Maps for directions, but I can see how a physical map might be more user friendly for a young child. Hmm!


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    You'll be even more grateful for kids like ours when you do get lost and little voice pipes up with directions.

    And now my son has the directory memorised. You can ask him which page a certain road is on, and he can tell you. And not just main roads- streets, avenues, courts if you give him the suburbs


    ETA: He can tell you the page and coordinates of many, is what I meant!

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    That's impressive!! I'll need that help; my brother got the full share of directional giftedness in our family! laugh


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    Last week we drove through a small town in TX with a population of only around 300 people. I pointed out to my father who was driving, "You can't even get gas here. The gas station is boarded up."

    From the backseat DS5 said, "Mom, the only things you can get in this place are a sunburn and dirt in your eye."

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    now that's comedy.


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    Sometime in the fall of JK (DS had just turned 4) the school had an open house. DH and I went in and were standing in the hallway looking at the bulletin board of "I wish ______" along with pictures that all of the JK and SK kids had done. We were scanning through and immediately found DS's - "I wish for 10000000000 weekends and no weekdays" along with picture of a stick family doing stuff. We told him when we got home and he got all mad and said "It was supposed to say infinity but Mrs X didn't know how to write that so I had to write 1 and as many 0's as I could instead.". The funny part is that is exactly what we guessed had happened and were nearly doubled over laughing in the hallway while the other parents looked at us oddly.

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