Wednesday, July 12, 2006


Lately my two year-old has started ennunciating p's at the end of yep and nope. The usual yes and no are now delivered with a decidedly strong ending. I love it! I love the way it sounds and I thought I better write about it here so I won't forget it. It's so true that you think you'll remember everything cute and funny that they do, but you don't. Thinking about this newest sound made me think about the other sounds they make that I love--and some that I could live without.

Their laughter. I know, it's trite. But there is nothing like the sound of a true belly laugh, the unselfconscious enjoyment of life that comes from deep down. Typically I find that it accompanies an activity that I prefer they not engage in, but the laughter makes up for it.

Talking in their sleep. How cute are those little words you hear at night? Every once in a while I'll hear another language from our four year-old as he is speaking Farsi during at daycare. That is even cooler!

Interacting with their siblings. Okay, there is a lot of room here for noises and sounds I would never want to hear again, but I do so enjoy hearing them have a real conversation with each other. Especially the little guys because it always seems like such an adult behavior for such little people.

Crying. This one I obviously hate. Everyone was tired tonight because they missed their naps. Our littlest guy wanted a story before bed, but it was just too late. He cried to the point of coughing, screaming for a story. I knew I wouldn't teach him anything good by giving in, so I had to wait out the cry. I'm sure I'm not the only mom whose heart breaks at this sound. I didn't want him to be sad. I wanted to fix it, but I knew in the long run it would only make matters worse. I hate the sound of their crying because I don't want them to be in pain, to be sad. I guess that's part of being a mom.

I'm sure I'm missing other sounds. Please leave a comment and tell me the ones you love and the ones you hate.

1 Deserve Mamma's Love:

Anonymous said...

Great to run into you at the beach!

I love the way my two-year-old nephew can't say the r sound -- I am Ingwid. His father tries to correct it, but as the mother of teens, I know how fleeting it is and want to hold on to it...

Speaking of teens...sounds that I don't like...their entire vocabulary seems to consist of grunts. It's a miracle when they get excited about something and actually communicate using full sentences!