January 25, 2011

the struggle to master things

Ben is 16 months and his vocabulary is beginning to take off. That's not to say that you'd understand most of what he's trying to say. Sock sounds like "awCK" and hot dog is "dhAWWgh" but the words are there and we are so proud of him.

Earlier this week he got into the buffet, a piece of furniture that is way off limits to the kids because of the quality and sentimentality of the piece. I went over to him and explained that he is not allowed to touch it and he looked at me, puckered his lips out and very carefully said, "Shhhh ssshh shh awrrry."

He'd never said the word before and I hadn't prompted him to apologize. I was so proud. Even

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