Thursday, January 31, 2008

Jason's Vocabulary

Okay... I'm not sure if it's just me and feeling like MY kid is SO smart or what, but damn Jason has a vocab on him. :)

Just now while we are having dinner he saw my purple pen on the table and said, "purple crayon", two seconds later Phoebe sneezed and he said, "bless you Phoebe.".. not "phoebe sneeze", but "bless you" in the right context. He's not even two! :) Am I unduly impressed w/ my kid or is he advanced? ha His new thing is to say "mama hug" when he's in trouble or when he's supposed to be going to bed. He knows a lot of his colors like yellow, blue, purple, red and black. He can count to 3 on his own and will count to 10 with assistance. He can identify many foods like carrots, apples, avocado (both in whole form and cut), bananas (in peel and out), oranges, broccoli, milk, water, blueberries (though you might need a translator to understand that one), tomatoes (called "yucky tomato"), rice, beans, grapes (starting to say grapes instead of beeps), hot tea... there are others I'm sure. ;) Because he's just THAT talented. ha :)

I really wanted to post this just to document his verbal skills... but come on... you are impressed! ha :)

Lily is saying more and more as the days go by, but Jason is definitely leading the charge.


  1. That sounds like a lot of wordds to me! I wonder if that's common to have one twin more dominant in verbal skills. I know that they say the second and third born children develop their verbal skills later typically because their siblings do all the talking for them!

  2. Kelly1:08 PM

    You just gotta look at the parents! Of course he's a genius!
    It's so much fun watching your child grow and develop. I'm really looking forward to starting the process all over again.

  3. I've got one of those too! He's 20 months today, and I swear that kid has over 200 words. (Okay, so I made a list. That's what moms are for, right? Obsessing over how great their kids are?) I figure it's because I have no one to talk to all day long. So I talk to him. A lot. He also says "hot tea" because mommy always has some around somewhere.

    I just read recently that at 18 months it's normal to know anywhere from 10 to 50 words. I guess we're doing alright in the talking department, huh???

  4. Katie4:46 PM

    That is just fabulous Laura!!! I am sure Lily will be right there behind him. It is so fun seeing all of the little things develop : )

  5. That sounds very impressive! Your kids sound so wonderful and I'm really looking forward to the days when mine reach that age...

  6. That's awesome. Now he can tell you how he really feels and what he really wants.

  7. Isn't it fun watching them develop? Oh, and the second child thing isn't true...Riley was WAY ahead of Liam in terms of vocabulary. Everyone said it was because she was a girl, but I think it has more to do with personality!

  8. yeah the girl having more language skills early theory isn't working in this house.