"use your words"...this is a phrase that is used constantly in my home, as tysen had tended to yell/whine/cry when he wants something. we have come a long way, and he is talking quite a bit for his age, and i'm so thankful for that. it has really helped our relationship. :) so...now that he is 'using his words' to communicate...we are still working on his volume level...which has been a source of stress in the past. the shrieking can put a strain on anyone...so another thing i say a lot is "use your sweet words"...and he will lower his voice and say it again quieter. its really pretty cute, though i wish we could just skip straight to the sweet words all the time instead of reminding him all the time...but like i said...we've come a long way!
SO...the other night, i said, "tysen, you need to sit down and eat your dinner". he promptly yelled "NO!" in his loudest, most rebellious voice. i immediately knelt in front him and very sternly said, "tysen joel, you do not speak to mommy like that" ....to which he replied in his quietest, high pitch, most sweetest voice, "noooo?"....he probably learned nothing cuz andy and i both started laughing.
oh, well, we try.
the boys love to get tysen talking, and ian will always asks a series of questions. today it was "tysen do you love mommy? do you love daddy? do you love 'e' (ian)? do you love 'low-low' (logan)?" ...i just sat there and smiled as tysen answered 'yeah' to each of them...then ian continued..."tysen, do you love God? do you love Jesus?" .....i just love that this kid includes God and Jesus right along side his family members...
i was folding the laundry and there was a 'little einsteins' shirt in tysen's pile. it had the word 'rocket' on the front... he lit up and said 'lil eseins'...and then...he proceeded to identify all the letters in the word 'rocket'. i was a little stunned, seeing as how i have not taught him any letters yet! he's not even 2! this happened to me the other day at my nieces bday party...he started pointing to letters on the wall banner, and identifying them....i couldn't believe it. so, i took him thru the alphabet, and he recognized 9 letters...i can't take credit...i'm pretty sure its all from his favorite show "super why"....
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