Friday, December 29, 2006

Sa-sa please.

Today, the boys had carrots for lunch. This is not in itself a blog-worthy event I realize, but it did help solve one of Johnny's mystery sentences.


He'll be 3 in February and like many small children, has a lot to say for himself. Unfortunately, his speech, though full of amazing vocabulary, is still extremely unclear. Usually I can understand and translate for him, sometimes Mark steps in, but occasionally he has us both stumped. Today was one of those.


Mama, can ree have sa-sa tooo deee?


I got most of it (Mummy, can we have ..... today?), but sa-sa had me baffled. I tried all the usuals - is it something to eat? Is it somewhere you want to go? Is it something to play with? What colour is sa-sa ... Bingo! Sa-sa is red, but unfortunately I am no closer to figuring out what it is.


Very solemnly he takes me by the hand to the fireplace where a piece of carrot has been carefully placed. And the penny drops - Mummy, can we have Santa today? He's luring him back. Think it will work?


I could re-use my gift bags then! Tutorial from Amy, blue elastic (VV Rouleaux) and matching jingle bells (Paperchase) from shopping trip with Caroline.

12 comments:

Dee said...

oh geez, thats so cute! I can just see it!
my son did a similar thing after our trip last year, he packed his baby bag and headed for the door,"dinneylan, c'mon, we go dinneylan now?"

capello said...

i'm glad my boys can't read. because the would be quite jealous to know santa visited your house *twice*.

Amy said...

So cute. Bea's the same -- tons of words and complex thoughts but unclear except to David and I. It's our own little language which actually feels pretty nice right now though :-)

Angela said...

So sweet. Sa sa.
The bags are beautimous with the blue jingle bells! Well done. :)

Kate said...

That is adorable! Thanks for making me smile today.

Crabby Amy said...

Love your blog Ali (love checking out what you create)!! and your boys are so cute!! (by the way, thanks for such lovely comments too!)

leslie said...

i have a just turned three too, she does this: "Can I have sdfasljfasjflkasjf;sfj;j you know like xcxasdfasldfjasjj?" something clear at the beginning, middle and end with a jumbled up mixure in between. cute but sometimes more than a little bit frustrating for both of us.

tiel s-k said...

hey there. Merry Christmas and all that. Our number 2 (2yrs 8mnths) is so the same with pronunciation. Just the other day I was saying how her vocab is quite good for her age but she has her own way of talking...and not always understandable by me! Maybe it comes with not being the first child!?

Soo said...

it's the same with my miss almost 3...we are always asking her brother for a translation!
your gift bags are great, especially the jingle bells!

monica said...

on boxing day night, as he was going to bed No 2 asked how many 'sleeps' till Father Christmas...

eergh... 364 my dear...

WHAT? he was outragead. Seriously he war reall mad. That's too much he said, I can't resist that long!

Welcome to the world, baby dear.

Did sa-sa came though?

feather nester said...

Oh my, so sweet! I remember leaving carrots for the reindeer. They are driving the sleigh, so that would be the most logical way to get Santa back on the premises. Clever boy you've got there!

Laurie said...

I really like the bells on your bags. I make really simple bags out of my quilting fabric stash, but using the elastic cord and jingle bells would be a simple, great addition. Thanks