September 9, 2009 Sugirdha 3Comment

My chances of getting ‘best mom ever’ award are getting thinner. A couple of days back, my son woke up from his afternoon nap and quickly climbed out of the bed. I laid on his bed and during that lazy moment, he looked at me quizzically and said ‘baba’. While I tried to figure out which ‘ba’ he was referring to, he repeated it several times. I tried to help him by mentioning every word that we know in common that had a ‘ba’ in it; baby, bottle, ball, bow wow, bus, pa and many other words that came to my mind. I hoped that he would express assurance to one of the words that I said. But the look in his face didn’t change. I somehow diverted him by raising excitement for the ball.
The next day, he did that again. His father saw it and was convinced that he was just saying that for fun while I was sure that there was something he wanted and that we were not able to find it out. It’s been 3 days since he did it first.
Today while I was arranging his wardrobe, he took a diaper in his hand and said ‘baba’. He surprised me when I asked if he said ‘diaper’. He smiled in acceptance and repeated ‘baba’ in a tone of affirmation. For a moment I considered teaching him to say the right word but then it suddenly occurred to me. I checked his diaper for poop and it was positive. I was embarrassed for having my 16 month old to tell me to change his diaper. I quickly cleaned him up and asked if he could say ‘diaper’. He happily said ‘baba’ and ran to the other room to play.

3 thoughts on “Will I ever make it?

  1. Haha. That is funny. Anyhow, you found what he wanted.

    And ohh, how many ba’s does he mention by the way?

    The_inspired: My son’s dictionary is full of ‘ba’s, ‘ka’s and ‘ta’s. Mostly he says the first syllable of any word that starts with these sounds. Somehow ‘ba’ is a part of many baby terms.

  2. LOL Funny 🙂

    Ash is saying ‘Babba’ when she wants her milk. Its so cute when they invent their own words.
    The_inspired: So cute. But why are they in such a hurry to grow up?

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