I me mine

Oct. 24th, 2013 10:38 pm
j4: (toddler)
[personal profile] j4
In the very short time since my last post, Img has started using the first person pronouns a lot more, so I think we're at some kind of tipping point. This morning she padded into our bedroom and told me "I'm a bit grubby" (a safe bet for a toddler, though she didn't seem to be any more so than usual); when I picked her up from nursery she ran to me and said "MY mummy!"; when a dog barked loudly as I was pushing her home in the buggy she said "That noise is waking me up" (ironic given how hard she was resisting going to sleep at the time) — and there have been lots of other examples. We definitely get more "mine" than "me" or "I", but then defining the boundaries of "mine" is a big thing in her life at the moment. (Rule of thumb: if she can see it, it's hers.)

Yesterday we also learned a new word, "argycue", as in:

Img: "Imi and Iris had an argycue."
Me [trying not to laugh]: "Oh dear, what were you arguing about?"
Img: "Smatching."

I like the idea of it being a cross between an argument and a barbecue, I guess where one of the participants gets roasted.

Date: 2013-10-25 08:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] k425.livejournal.com
Well, if you're going to have an argycue, smatching is definitely a good topic!

Date: 2013-10-25 09:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pseudomonas.livejournal.com
What did "smatching" turn out to be?

Date: 2013-10-25 10:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pseudomonas.livejournal.com
I can only imagine some combination of smooching and smacking, which is probably not right.

Date: 2013-10-25 10:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] j4.livejournal.com
Yep :)

Date: 2013-10-25 10:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] j4.livejournal.com
Oh, sorry, I thought I'd included that in my longer post, but apparently not! It's snatching, as in "Imi had the teddy and Iris SMATCHED it away from her" (complete with mimed snatching action for extra emphasis). Since then I've heard her consciously correcting herself to "snatching" - she is learning almost too fast for me to write about it. :-}

Date: 2013-10-26 04:28 pm (UTC)
boxofdelights: (Default)
From: [personal profile] boxofdelights
Argycue is adorable. What is smatching?

Date: 2013-10-27 10:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] j4.livejournal.com
Snatching (usually toys from other toddlers). From what we've heard there's been a lot of it at nursery recently, & sadly I think Img has often been the one doing the 'smatching'. :-/

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