Sarah Avery (dr_pretentious) wrote,
Sarah Avery
dr_pretentious

Escalator! Avocado! Hallelujah!

Gareth has been collecting four-syllable words over the past two weeks, and expanding old four-syllable words he'd been contracting by adding the dropped phonemes back in.

Avocado used to be ataaahdo, and now I kind of miss feeding him ataaahdos. Dan and I have to entice our mysteriously underweight child to eat, which we have been known to do by praising avocados to the tune of the Hallelujah Chorus. Avocado! Hallelujah! L is a late-arriving phoneme for most children, so Gareth used to drop the second syllable of that word, too. Hallelujah is not an important word to me, but I do miss calling Gareth honeybunny and having him respond with ha'bunny.

His pride at being able to say escalator was so vast--almost as vast as his wonder at riding an escalator for the first time.
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