Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Uh-Oh or No-No

How do you explain to an 11 month old the difference in an Uh-Oh or a No-No? I've tried explaining to her that a "premeditated" Uh-Oh is most likely a No-No, she of course looked at me like I was crazy for thinking she actually knew what "premeditated" meant... I would have to say this is the most commonly used word in her vocabulary right now. For the most part it's really cute, when she actually uses it correctly, accidentally dropping her cheerios on the floor or when she knocks something over, or when it's a "Mama Uh-Oh" like when I dropped the bag of groceries on my foot and almost taught her a bad word! The problem with this new found word is that sometimes I think that she just likes to say it, so she makes up reasons... like flinging her sippy cup at passers by while on a stroll through the neighborhood, surely they will think it's cute if followed by that cute little word, right? She also likes to taunt me by hanging a pancake over the edge of the highchair and calling out Uh-Oh!, just seconds before letting go, maybe I'm a bad Mom but I usually just pick it up, hand it back, and try to explain No-No, she laughs.

What a little sponge she is right now - soaking up everything we say and do.

Note to self: Must stop using bad words

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