New Words

My third daughter is at that stage of development where she is coming up with new words at an incredible rate. It has been fun to see her language blossom so that she is using words more and more, rather than pointing and other non-verbal signals. She has always been good at communicating her desires, but it’s fun to see the words coming.

Today I told her that we were going to visit Grandma for dinner and she said “Mogah.” She repeated it a few times and I figured out that she was saying “Grandma.” I said “Mimi,” which was the name our other girls used for grandma when they were young and she said “Mimi.” She now has two words for Grandma. It was a big surprise for Mom and Grandma when we got there for dinner and they heard her call out “Mogah.” Even though they had not heard it before, they knew exactly what she meant.

About David

David is the father of 8 extremely organized children (4 girls / 4 boys) who is constantly seeking answers to tough questions related to parenting, education and politics while moonlighting for 40 hours each week as a technology professional. He also enjoys cooking, gardening, and sports.
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