Monday, March 22, 2010

One day, three language milestones...

Yesterday I heard the first two word phrase. Any guesses? I'll put it in the comments. I know it was repeated often and on more than one occasion, but can't remember if it was Max, Vanh, or both.

Yesterday was also the first time I saw two-step play (give Elmo a drink, then put him to bed). The speech pathologist said they (connecting two words and connecting two ideas during play) come at about the same time - I thought the same day was kinda neat. I think it was Max.

And yesterday I got my first "No". Loudly. In a crowded store. While running away (him, not me).

Which reminds me of a question. The store we were in was a huge rectangle with mostly racks of clothes, which I could see over, and one door at the front. There would have been absolutely no way for anyone to sneak one of my kids through the store and out the front, even if they went willingly. Why, then, did everyone around me panic when they were out of my sight for 10 seconds? I heard at least two different versions of "someone could grab them just like that!" and I murmured thanks and tried to look concerned but seriously - there was no way. Someone could have lured them with treats maybe, but I would definitely spot them in the more-than-10-seconds it would take to get to the door. And anyway, I just don't think the odds of a baby-snatcher lurking in the Value-mart at the exact time I happen to be there are very high. Not saying it doesn't happen, but I suspect we are about a thousand times more likely to come to harm in the parking lot without malicious intent from anyone (Which brings me to another question - are baby-leashes always wrong?)

5 comments:

Samantha and Woody said...

Bye-bye car!

Jules and Danny said...

I'm with you Samantha. I am careful with my baby, but I refuse to live in a climate of fear. Although ask me about our waiting mommies dinner just after Molly started walking sometime.

Samantha and Woody said...

Me again - it is Max who is Bye-bye ing the cars. Hey Jules, is your yahoo e-mail good?

Ellie said...

Samantha I do not think child leashes are bad, I think I may need one when I take Macy on our long plane ride next month (we are flying to HCMC to visit my sister and I am dreading the flights)

Red Sand said...

I didn't like the idea or leashes or harnesses at first, but with two at the same age and one of me most of the time, I've grown to accept them.

That said, I've only used them twice - the first day we walked together to drop-in and I wasn't sure they would listen well enough not to run into traffic, and New Year's Eve when we went to a crowded festival.

I may use them more as they are more mobile, right now they still sit in the carts in stores.