Monday, August 14, 2006

Doing things with words

So the other day William and Sophie and I were playing. Sophie had something that William really wanted (this, or the reverse, is a common predicament these days), but in an example of sibling love Sophie just gave it to him. I commended her, and enjoined Will to thank his sister.
Will responded with something approximating "Taco!"
I giggled at it. What was interesting is that Sophie recognized the malapropism. She started to giggle as well. Soon the both of us were laughing at loud. Will joined in, eventually, but I don't think he got it. It was neat seeing Sophie actually get that something was funny that wasn't pure slapstick.
In other word related news..
Will, who doesn't eat, he is some sort of breatherian, has taken to holding food on his fork shoving it my face and saying "EAT IT! EAT IT!" Please kind reader do not believe he learned this one from us. It is pretty funny though. Less appetizing when he does this after sort of chewing on it for a bit.
Lastly, he, like many toddlers, finds sneezing particular fun, be they his own sneezes or those of another. When Carly sneezes, he blurts out "Besssss you Mommy" in the cutest voice ever.
Sophie likes to immitate him, and soon the the whole house is ringing with it.


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