We are in the midst of a serious word explosion right now, so trying to pinpoint certain words is really hard because it seems like Billa says a new one just about every 5 minutes she's awake! Lately, she's really been into words that end in a -sh sound, which unfortunately makes everything coming out of her mouth sound a like a swear word. I promise, I've really been trying to be better about my dirty little mouth, and so far, she's not parroted any of THOSE words. But for a while I thought she was!
Sine we've been doing potty field trips, Billa has learned about toilet tissue. I don't know why I started calling it tissue; I don't even refer to facial tissues by that name--they're Kleenex, no matter the brand. Either way, somehow she now assosicates toilet paper with 'tissue' so every time she hands me a piece, I hear "Sheh? Sheh?" which sounds a lot like sh*t without the t. Granted, the swear word would be appropriate in this situation in a crude sense, but we're trying to use family friendly terms for the process.
Michael got a gift card to Cabela's from his company Christmas party and he took Billa with him when he went. Apparently her favorite thing there are the fish tanks (we now have a rainy day destination, yes!) and every time she sees a fish in a tank, she practically screams "Shi! Shi!" As in FISHIE. Again, when she's uber excited, it sounds a lot like sh*t.
And finally this morning, when I changed her diaper, she found a dried up baby wipe (it was used to wipe her face before bed the night before. I promise!) and she ran to the kitchen with it yelling "Sheh! Sheh!" I had to explain to her the word was TRASH. Now she says "Trishhhh." At least we're getting somewhere!
That's this week's installment of Billa Babble...tune in next time for more!