Tag Archives: talking

Word up, Xander!

A football hitting the back of an unguarded net.

Last week, I wrote about how Xander was using his first words book, among other things, as a weapon. Things have changed a little since then, however. It seems our insistence that it has another use is starting to pay off. While he still hits me with it, he now has a good few words …

Slick as a parrot

A parrot.

Another week, another milestone. Dylan has reached the parrot fashion stage. No, not sprouting beautiful plumage and looking well balanced on a perch, but mimicking absolutely everything anyone or voices on the television say. The things he comes out with are really funny, particularly when he clearly doesn’t quite understand what he’s saying and repeats …

The perfect ten

Magnetic numbers on a fridge.

There are three kinds of people in this world: those who can add up and those who can’t. I *may* be a representative of the latter category there but, if recent developments are anything to go by, Dylan doesn’t look like he’s going to take after me and experience the humiliation of having to retake …

Dad’s the word

Very exciting news: Dylan sort of spoke his first word last week and, to my delight, it was “Dada”! A big moment, even though I know it wasn’t really directed at yours truly. I’d read ages ago that it was the sound that most babies tend to make first, so I tried to be pragmatic. However, …

Small talk

Dylan has been changing a little bit every day of late and has compensated for the sleepless nights he continues to create by providing us with plenty of entertainment. He has been getting very close to rolling over and seems to be finding the strangest of things downright hilarious – his own coughs seem to …