come here, watson, i want you

6/28/06

Before we all go away for the weekend, I wanted to catalogue all of Lucy’s words at 14.5 months, so she knows what she learned first. It’s an odd assemblage, for sure, but she’s quite serious about pronunciation. She says “boy” like Flavor-Flav, and really loves to nail the “k” at the end of “clock.”

She loves trying them out on us, and giggles like crazy when she nails one. It’s so much fun. Our secret? She eats four or five tubes of Tessa’s ChapStickĀ® every day. Hey, why tinker with success?

In no particular order:

uh-oh

bye-bye

no!

yes

hello

hi

okay

Mama

Dad-doh

Nana

Hank

up

off

ball

apple

banana

lemon

cracker (pronounced “quacka” and too cute for words)

eggs

shoe

dog

cat

boy

more

yum!

agua (Spanish – water)

mano (Spanish – hand)

fresa (Spanish – strawberry)

maintenant (French – now)

clock

car

baby

spoon

towel (pronounced “dowl”)

phone

book

foot

home

mine

truck

“thank you” (pronounced “aing you!”)

“vroom, vroom” (car noise)

“that’s Dada”

“up, Mama”

Lucy misses her boyfriend Hank back in Brooklyn and ain’t afraid to say so

0 thoughts on “come here, watson, i want you

  1. Mom

    Boy has she come a long way since “uh-oh” and “bye bye” she said in Santa Monica a few months ago. Even beyond “banana,” “agua,” and “up” (meaning “up, down, the other way round, whatever, but not HERE”) and agua which were her staple words at the farm over Memorial Day. Amazing what a few weeks will do.
    And why is she so full of words?
    She’s going to ask for her own (working) cell phone for her second birthday.

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  2. Laurie from Manly Dorm

    CUTE! She is multi-lingual! Does Lucy call herself a special name? Our daughter called herself “Ya Ya” for the longest time. She would slap her chest and yell “Ya Ya!” when she wanted something.

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  3. GFWD

    Where is her: “Go to hell dook” phrase? You consider yourself a Tar Heel and Lucy can’t say that? I am disappointed.
    Ian, I came across this video the other day. Since you are quite the world and cross-country traveler (and no, I’m not slamming you for using more gas than the next guy), I think you need to stop and imitate this guy’s dance at each stop and then compile it into a video:
    http://ebaumsworld.com/videos/world-dancer.html

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  4. Bozoette Mary

    Treasure those wonderful mispronunciations. I still remember my Son-The-Cop saying “Harmonkida” for “Harmonica” and being afraid that he might get sent to the “Printer’s Office” if he didn’t know his alphabet in kindergarten.

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  5. mcf

    keep this list forever!! [and update periodically as long as you can until she is speaking so much that you can’t even COUNT the words/phrases!!]
    happy fourth weekend [almost] — hope no one got “hit” by this atrocious flooding!

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  6. DFB's&T's

    Greg — As I have posted here before, I am always so proud of my 4-year0old when he puffs his chest out after dunking on his Fisher Price goal: “In your face, dookie!”
    Plus, the other night when he and I were watching the Heels play baseball, he saw Roy in the bleachers and thought it was his grandfather. My brain hasn’t quite wrapped itself around whether that is a good thing yet, but it makes me feel warm and fuzzy anyway.
    OK, 1 more dook story . . Wife and I sitting on sofa last night. She was immersed in her book and I was watching 49 things at the same time. I happened to catch the draft just as JJ got drafted. Without even lifting her nose out of the book, she said “Go ahead and say it.” I followed by my standard “F–k JJ.” She is the Ed McMahon to my Johnny Carson on The (Hate Dook) Tonight Show.
    Is there are wonder I love her?!

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  7. GFWD

    DFB’s & T’s, I see you’ve trained both your elder son and your wife well. Make sure that son the younger gets that same indoctrination.
    Jordi, Thanks for the news of David Noel. I went to bed last night angry that my hometown team drafted The Klingon landlord from durham and failed to notice that one of the good guys got drafted.
    DFB’s & T’s and I were lamenting that Noel might not get drafted, as Jawad Williams failed to get drafted last year and he had seemingly better pro prospects.
    Ian, cute video of Lucy. It wasn’t up when I first posted for some reason. We are dealing with my 4 month old son’s first girlfriend in his daycare class. One of the instructors told us that our son and another little girl had a “conversation” where one would sqwak something while the other one looked and listened and then chimed in with their own sqwak. And that the “discussion” continued back and forth for some time.
    I’d like to think that my son was trying to explain to her Carolina’s secondary break.

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  8. Rebecca

    Greg, your son is already chatting up the ladies? Well, you know the saying, “Apples don’t fall far from trees.” Too bad you don’t have that on video!

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