Friday, August 25, 2006

Pains, trains, and aspirins

E is becoming more vocal and expressive. It has its pluses and minuses.

On the downside, he’s learned to shriek. It’s not a scream, it’s above that. Neighborhood dogs are in agony because of this sound, I’m sure of it. I’d forgotten that the human body was capable of making this high-pitched terror. He uses it randomly too. We went out to dinner to celebrate the house sale and in the middle of eating he lets loose the Banshee EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK! I’m glad I love him that’s all I can say about that.

On the plus side, he’s learned to say wow. I need to tally it up but now he’s over 10 words at this point. Probably no one else can understand all his words though. There’s a little girl at his daycare who always comes up to talk to me and I can’t understand a thing she’s saying. I know it’s language because of how deliberate and intent she is but I end up smiling and agreeing with her most of the time.

So E and I were in the toy store and as were walking along he was letting out these wow’s as we turned into each new aisle. It was the cutest thing a child has ever done. I'd hand him a toy to play with and he’d say “wow.”

We bought a little train set:

He has a lot of fun with it except he tends to go Godzilla on it, derailing the train and tossing people about. Whenever it pulls into the station it plays a little tune so I ‘ve had “I’ve been working on the railroad” looping through my brain for a couple days.

(all the livelong day)

We’re hosting the family for brunch.

(don’t you hear the whistle blowing)

hopefully the weather will cooperate.

Have a great weekend all!

Dinah blow your hooooooooorn! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!


BriteYellowGun said...

Oh great! Now I'm singing it in my head!

The Brian said...

My work here is done.

gayborhood gringo said...

As do millions of other childless folks out there, I am very familiar with that shriek. Makes me glad I don't have a child.

And I thought I was the only one that never understood children. I, too, always just nod my head while think WTF did they just say?

'wow', that does sound absolutely adorable. Makes me want one of my own.

Steve S said...
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Minge said...

Ah! He's found his voice!

Fabulous train set, btw. Can I have one?

Steve S said...

I went ahead and removed it, I felt so bad.

Bacchus said...

Baby R does an awful scream when he is angry. Not a little cry but an all out, full lunged, scream. Doesn't matter where we are, if I don't pick up on the early clues that he is tired, he will let one go. Needless to say I get the point then.

The Brian said...

Steve, have no fear regarding comments. While frequently about children, the blog isnot for children. : )

TOS said...

Trains were my first love before I was captivated by airplanes... but as majestic and awe-inspiring as planes can be, I'll always see going by trains as the "classic" mode of transport since I had a trainset and been on trains before airplanes ;-) great purchase!

Steve S said...

I know children don't read our blogs, but I just felt bad being the only one to talk NC-17 on a family blog. Although it was true!

The Brian said...

Well now I'm going to have to get naughty to make Steve feel comfortable. heh heh