Thursday, July 9, 2009

excuse me while I talk about my adorable son.

Reed has turned into the funniest, silliest chatterbox of a boy.

He says things in his own special way, mixes up his syntax, mixes up his pronouns, and has a loud, pronounced voice that reminds me of Owen in John Irving's A Prayer for Owen Meany. Whenever Owen speaks in that book, Irving puts his dialogue in all caps so it SOUNDS LIKE OWEN IS ALWAYS YELLING AT YOU. THIS IS HOW I FEEL WHEN REED TALKS TO ME:

Some examples:

When he wakes up in the morning he crawls under his bed so he can talk to me through the heating grate. He yells down:

"MOM-MAY! I NEED COME DOWN! YOU DOWN THERE?!"

Mixed up syntax:

"All wet this diaper."
"Dinosaurs I need them."

Mixed up pronouns:

If he wants to show me something:
"Come show me!"

If I find him under his bed (often):
"I found you!" or "You found you" or "I found me!"

If he really needs me, he says:
"YOU NEED ME!"

I've been icing my leg with a bag of frozen vegetables after runs. This is upsetting to Reed's 2 year old understanding of the world. He says:

"OH NO! PEAS ON YOUR LEG. MOMMY, YOU TAKE OFF."

He also "needs" everything lately.

"I need food."
"I need go outside."
"I need breakfast."
"I need ride bicycles."

When we pass a Tim Horton's: "I need donut."

And last week on a rainy day, we went to lunch at a restaurant on the coast and he said to the waitress: "I need coffee."

I was disappointed that the waitress didn't laugh at this. Hello? He's 2. I guess that was at the worst of the rainy stretch and the waitress wasn't in the mood to laugh.

This morning, we woke up to sun, and Reed ran out onto the porch:
"IT'S NOT RAINING! SUN OUT! SUN OUT!"

In fact, guess what? it is 80 degrees today with blue skies and pretty, white puffy clouds. The forecast for tomorrow is, and I quote, "unlimited sunshine, high of 80." We are heading up to Moosehead. All hail the sun and the Maine summer the way it is supposed to be.




2 comments:

Baute Family said...

Reed is so cute! I'm glad That I at least get to know him through your writings.... I miss my kids being that small...it goes by way too quick. Can u believe Cody will be 13 yrs old in 2 weeks?? Crazy!

Lisa said...

I NEED a dose of REED. Can't wait to see you...and hear Reed talk for the first time!