Well, the Boy didn't display nearly the same abilities with words that his older sister did, at least at such an early age, but that's OK. His speaking skills are really good, and, compared to the Girl, he is slightly less prone to punch his siblings for no reason, so he's got that going for him.
The Baby is just now learning how to say a few words. She loves to scream "MOMMA!!!!!" at the top of her lungs, usually when we are eating at a crowded restaurant. That always turns a few heads. She also is quite proficient at saying "Bubba", which is what we call her brother. She also says "Hi" and "Bye-bye!". She says "Dadda" every once in a while, but just as often she'll call me Momma. I am not offended by this, although if it happens at the aforementioned crowded restaurant, I look around and act like she's talking to someone else.
To help our kids get even more competent with the English language, I thought it would be fun to start a "Word of the Day" column every once in a while here on the old blog. I won't do it every day, but on the days I do, we will make it a part of our nightly ritual. The Girl and the Boy always want to read a billion or so books before bedtime, but on the days I write a Word of the Day blog, we will read them that instead of books. It will be a fun time of learning for everyone!
So, without further delay, here is today's Word of the Day:
in·sane [in-seyn] adjective
1. The state of mind that you, our children, put Mommy and Daddy in every day, usually before 8 A.M.
2. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a person who acts like Mommy and Daddy after you get out of bed: insane actions; (maybe we would be better off in) an insane asylum.
3. utterly senseless, like the way you act towards your siblings, even though they have done nothing wrong.
Example: What were we thinking, having three kids so close together in age? Were we totally insane?!?!
So, that's our first Word of the Day here at Chaotic Kids & Clutter. I hope you can use these columns to further educate your own kids. If you have any suggestions for words you would like definitions for, don't hesitate to let me know. I will elucidate them so everyone can easily ascertain the proper connotations.