Baby Talk

I miss the time when my little boy started coming up with words and doing his baby talk.  Oh yes, that time when only you and him can practically understand each other.  In our case, dad even had a hard time picking up with us.  How did I understand him?  Oh well, motherly instinct maybe!  Funny enough that my mom told me, J's first word "angging" was exactly mine too when I was his age.  Like mother, like son? Err, I think dad will object as he has to have a fair slice of his traits evident with our little boy.

Growing up, I tried my best to converse with him and understand his words.  Baby talk it is but he's certainly trying to express himself and tell me something.  That's very important to growing kids, to be able to send their message to their parents.  I don't think no translation service can ever decode their heart warming baby babbles,  those are precious moments that I'll forever cherish.  I did my best to talk to him with real words and not level to his baby talk.  It doesn't help when one talks just like them, this somehow impairs them to understand the real words you are trying to speak to them.  I guess that's why it's called baby talk, babies get to talk their way and not grown-ups imitating them.  

Time flies by so fast, they grow up so quickly.  The baby talk doesn't really end yet for my little J, he still loves to talk "silly" as he calls it.  Pretending he's a little baby, he would blurt out many funny sounding words from time to time.  Of course I've got to be more strict about this, he's already 4yrs old and by all means not good for him to think he can just silly talk to everybody.  I understand him wanting to feel like a baby still, he is still my baby and will always be. 

What A Mother Feels

As time goes, I get to understand more and more how it is to be a mom. I relate more to things and experiences I've had with my mother during my earlier years. So much that it makes me appreciate every single thing she did for me. Of course my dad was equally there giving us all the live and care, not to forget the time he devoted to us.

I think referring to my mom talks more of how I am going through with my little boy.  I admit, I miss mommy and I can't wait to see her again. It's been awhile since we last saw each other having to live on the opposite sides of the world.  

My little boy has grown over the years without being so sick, that's a big relief for any parent. This year started off though, he's had stomach flu over the holidays and now some after effects of flu shot. I just wish all his sickness or anything that's making him unwell can be taken out of his system with a snap of the finger.  Only if there's magic.

I've experienced my mom putting up with me whenever I got sick.  Cold and hot compress, massage, warm tea, medicines, laying down with me the whole time she's watching me.... Now I appreciate it even more having to see myself do it for my son.  How worried could she had been those times, now I know. 

Kids Have Remarkable Memory

Amazing how kids can remember things! Why did I say this? Our little boy shows us from time to time how he knows and remembers things and special events. 

Sometime last month we all went to the church then to the shopping center across where there's Kid2Kid and Doughnut Diner. To make our little trip special, after church we browsed through Kid2Kid and then after to the doughnut diner. Had a little snack and little J treasure that moment as our special treat time.

About a month later, we went to the same church again and to the kid shop. This time we were just looking for some formal outfit for an important event. We didn't have in mind going to the doughnut shop. Right after exiting the kid shop, J ran away from the car and further towards the doughnut diner. We asked where's he going, replied: we're supposed to have a special treat! 

We were stunned at the moment then followed him quickly. He knew where to go and even let himself in the diner and hurriedly looked onto the display. The lady remembered him as well so she gave the donut he chose upon seeing us. Me and hubs noted that incident and agreed that we'll do it once a month at least to keep it as a lasting memory for our growing boy. Another thing J remembers whenever we go there is the fireworks display last 4th of July. That is where we parked and watched the fireworks spectacular as well.

Baby Sized Yummies

Sometimes it can be challenging to make our little one eat. It takes much patience to have him settled and keep eating but with some little presentation, meal time can be fun.

Baby sized foods can attract kids to enjoy their food. Just like my little boy who's not even keen of eating blueberries. I made mini blueberry pancakes, used it to make salami and cheese pancake-wich. He gets to hold it perfectly and munch on it with  much ease. Having it small in size makes him feel like it's made really just for him, "the little baby boy". 

Special Treat

Our little boy is not too fond of sweet foods. He would want to have special treat from time to time, we don't mind giving him as long as it's noted as a treat and not a regular food to eat. 

Special treat can be when we're all complete and just relaxing,  a birthday or any other occasion, or something special given by a friend. He enjoyed some special yummy cookies tonight after finishing his dinner, a dear friend gave him what they made previously. What's nice is he even shared it with mom and dad :) even just for few little bites.

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