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The Garklet Lexicon
toddler garklet

Up rather early this morning with the sound of a vomiting garklet. Cot disinfected, garklet bathed, and laundry on, and it's still not yet 7am. Still, at least he's still cheery.

Anyway, as much for our benefit as for yours, here's the young lad's current (consistent) vocabulary, as well as we can make it out.

Any furry, four-legged mammal, most commonly a cat.
dak, duk
A bird, most commonly a duck.
Daddy. Or Mummy. Or Alex. Or, in fact, any person.
A vehicle (including aeroplanes)
Bubble. Or any round, see-through and pretty thing (raindrops on windows, etc).
lo, elo, iya
The noise made by something falling or being thrown.
A ball, or something which can be thrown.
uh oh
1. Oh dear, something has fallen down. It may have been an accident, but it's more likely that I did it on purpose.
2. Oh dear, something is not right. Also used when someone sneezes.
That, the thing that I am pointing at. Why do my stupid parents not understand what I'm saying to them?

Given this, it's hardly surprising that one of his favourite books (if not his absolute favourite) is the wonderful Sadie the Airmail Pilot, which features a cat who flies planes. Things don't get better than this for the under-twos, it seems.

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Hehe, Mine were three before they stopped shouting "DADDY!" happily when I picked them up from a creche or play group. Being reassured by health workers that Daddy is a lot easier to say, in case I was going to hang myself in shame at my failure in motherhood.

We'd guessed that d- words had to be easier to say (based on how many words in his vocabulary begin with either b- or d-). Would be nice if he managed 'mummy' at some point, though.

It will happen. At 3am.

You will lie there saying, see, he is shouting mummy, you can go.

Mine did go through a HUGE phase of one letter words, one week it was all b, then they would stop using those and start concentrating on Ls...

But they are special bless their socks.

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