Son #2 has his own language to describe the things. For the past month, I've been writing down the unique phrases that he uses. Whenever I hear something new, I have to pause and ask for more information. Sometimes, Son #2 will keep repeating the phrase. Sometimes, he will just lead me to the item he is requesting. Either way, he eventually gets his point across.
In the bathroom, Son #2 is a very curious little boy. Sometimes, he likes to see how things work. He is particularly curious about the toilet. One day, he asked for Pops. I wrinkled my brows and asked. "What?"
My little son tried again. "Can I see Pops?"
"Pops!" I exclaimed in a silly voice though I had no idea what he meant.
"No, no, no. That's not right!" Son #2 corrected. "I want Pops." He said as he pointed to the top of the toilet.
"What is Pops?" I called out to my husband.
"Pops means he wants to see the inside of the basin behind the toilet. Lift the lid for him and then flush the toilet." My husband instructed.
"Huh?" I responded in confusion.
"Just trust me." My husband said.
"O.K." I replied with a weird look on my face. So, I lifted the lid on the basin behind the toilet. Son #2 peered inside.
Then, my tiny son shouted. "I wanna Jump!" Immediately after making his announcement, Son #2 hopped toward the handle of the toilet and flushed it as he jumped. My little boy stood on his tiptoes and watched as the basin emptied and then filled back up with water. "Again!" He cried. I shrugged my shoulders and did it a couple more times.
There are also a few interesting words that Son #2 uses during meals. One day, Son #2 gazed at me with his big eyes and said. "I want Bani."
"What do you want?" I asked as I knelt down to his level.
"Bani." He replied impatiently as he ran to the refrigerator door. From there he began to pull on the handle and throw a small fit.
"Hang on a second. You don't need to throw a fit. Let me open the door and see what's inside." I said as I pried his fingers off the refrigerator handle. I opened the door and Son #2 tried to scramble up the shelves like a spider monkey. "Show me what you want." I said in a no nonsense voice.
Son #2 pointed and jumped at the vanilla pudding. "Bani! Bani!" He yelled.
"Oh, you want vanilla pudding." I said with a smile as I brought down an individual cup.
Son #2 screamed with excitement. "That's right!"
After those two incidents, I began to work on my toddler dictionary. Please see below. The dictionary is not and may never be complete. Words are found in alphabetical order.
Apple Sing - noun the "Phonics Song" on the smart phone example: I want Apple Sing.
Bani - noun vanilla pudding example: I want Bani.
Boing - verb to jump while pushing the handle to the toilet synonym: Jump example: Boing!
Bubbles - ???
Da Float - noun neck example: Dis is Da Float. (said while pointing at neck)
Feed - verb eat example: I want to feed. implied meaning: Can you feed me? I need help.
Jump - verb to jump while pushing the handle to the toilet synonym: Boing example: Jump!
Pops - noun the inside of the basin behind the toilet verb Lift the lid and flush the toilet example: I want Pops.
Pwivacy - noun the rare and precious time spent alone example: I want pwivacy.
Run - verb the action of running to the person holding your clothes in order to get dressed. example: I wanna run.
Snugger - noun stomach example: My snugger hurts.