Friday, January 27, 2012

Conversations with my (sister's) kid: names and sounds.

My youngest nephew is three. I watched him tonight.

Playing with a see-and-say type toy:

Me: ..and what's that?
E: mmm. Sheep!
Me: and what sound does a sheep make?
E: umm. Sheep sounds?

Later I register that he is addressing me by name:

E: Auntie, look!
Me: awwwh, you called me auntie!
E: (looking puzzled) yes. Yes I did. (pause) you name is auntie, right?
Me: yeah buddy.
E: (looking mildly relieved) 'Kay.

7 comments:

  1. lol aww. Going around and around with kids with words can be cute, but as I remember trying to get my sister to call me "Jessica" when she was a baby it gets frustrating. That's why she's 18 and still calls me "sissy"

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  2. I love the way kids' minds work. They think about things in ways we, as adults, are no longer capable of. I love the innocence.

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  3. I love that feeling that I get when my nieces and nephews call me Aunt Momo. It's the best. Since they're the closest thing I'll ever have to kids of my own, it melts my childless heart.

    Lovely post.

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