Well, Opa made some really good guesses! Considering he gets to see the kids mostly through Skype, I think that’s a pretty impressive accomplisment. (As an aside: I think it’s absolutely marvellous that my kids can have a real relationship with both sets of grandparents, despite the huge distances. We love Skype!)
So, here are the answers:
- Dun dun! = all done!
- Bla-blo = canteloupe (and also watermelon… not sure how she knew they were both melons!)
- Ba-ba-ee = blueberry (and also strawberry)
- Deddy = cherry
- Up-a-ba = star (This is one her earliest words, and she says it because of the “up above” part of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”)
- Mao = cat (I transcribed this wrong, though. She really does say “meow”. )
- Mimi = Halia’s blue lovey blanket that she sleeps with every night. I made up the word Mimi for her because it’s easy to say.
- Moke = milk
- Udda = other (Yes, sometimes used to ask for the “other” breast, but usually she just points to the other one and says “booby”. Shockingly direct.)
- Bush = brush (Remember, it was the short “u” sound from bun… or brush) either the tooth or hair variety
- Boons! = spoon… and also balloon
- Foke = fork
- Bah-bo = bubble and also bottle
Here are a few more I thought of after I posted last time. Want to give these a try?
- Oo-la (this is an animal)
- Emmo (a food)
- Noo-noo (another food)
- Ow-ss (a place)
- Gwa-gwa (an animal)