Wednesday, April 25, 2012

it's a hamster

Nate is extremely verbal. He has no inner monologue - he says aloud everything that's in his head.

As he's running to the kitchen, "I wanna tell Daddy, 'It's a chip!'"
He arrives in the kitchen, "Daddy! It's a chip!"

He has a great vocabulary. He even knows the names of some things in English and Swahili, though he isn't completely bilingual.

He mispronounces some things cutely, such as yo-yurk for yogurt.

But sometimes, he just calls things by the wrong name. Some are understandable, but some, I have no idea.

Any big truck is a "choo-choo."
He has a toy monster truck that he calls "helicopter." In other cases, he properly identifies truck vs. helicopter, but this particular truck is a helicopter.
Anything with a screen, though it may be a TV, is a "'puter."
The tag in his shirt is a "ticket."
Most birds are "penguins."
My emery board is a "hamster."


  1. Rachel I love your blog and love following how it is going for you and your family in Africa. Wow! You are certainly brave and I think you have a very nice way of bringing the culture to life right were we are reading this. Wee done! Laura