And so it starts….Lost in translation 1

All moms will tell you about it…those cute words your toddler uses that sound like one word but mean something else. I had my first taste of one today. In the last couple of months, S’s speech has really improved. He speaks in 4-5 word sentences, he knows what he wants and is able to use his words to ask for it and 99% of the time I can understand what he is saying. But today we were driving to a park when the following conversation happened:

S: Cock mama, a cock!
Me: What’s that S?
S: A cock
Me: Hmm..I didn’t see it. You mean you saw a big TRUCK??
S: No mama, cock. Time!!
Me: Ohhhh you mean a clock!!

Face *palm*

Can’t wait to hear what’s coming next šŸ˜‰

World Book Day

I’ve always enjoyed reading and it’s something I’ve always wanted S to enjoy too. It builds your vocabulary, improves your conversational skills and of course has the ability to transport you to another world (depending on what you’re reading). It also builds your imagination and I’d like to believe makes you a better writer (gets those creative juices going!).

When I was a child I read to my hearts content. First it was books like Mr. Pink Whistle and all the Enid Blyton books. As I approached 11-13, it was Sweet Valley High, Goosebumps and any of the RL Stein books. From 13-20 I loved Sidney Sheldon, Marian Keyes, Sheila O’Flanagan, Cathy Kelly and Cecilia Ahern (I went to school in Dublin, that might explain it). Since then I’ll read anything that catches my fancy. Self help (Mitch Albom, Deepak Chopra and Brian Weiss), page turners (Jodi Picoult, Dan Brown, Chetan Bhagat) and then easy to read feel good books which could be by any author.

I started reading to S every night from the age of 6 months. He may not have understood it but he liked looking at the pictures and now he can hold a book the right way and loves flicking through the pages and pointing to the things he knows. His favourite is The Gruffalo. In honour of world book day, his nursery asked the parents to dress the kids up as their favourite characters. His class did it yesterday and S went in Gruffalo theme.

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The teacher at his nursery also tells me he loves Maisy. We do have one Maisy book at home but we’re off to the library this weekend to get some more.

What book are you reading at the moment? I just started Philomena by Martin Sixsmith.