April 24, 2016
Well it’s official. You have said a first word and even though you have no idea that you said it and it is really more of a first sound than a first word, it is “dada.”
Break my fucking heart, Baby. How hard would a “mama” have been?
Watching you learn language is a totally amazing thing. It started a while ago but then this past little while you have really been babbling and working on shapes with your mouth. You watch us intently, mimic our movements and work really hard to make funny sounds.
Last week you learned to make raspberries which is delightful and hilarious.
I hope that the words come flowing out from here on in and that this noise is the first of many as you develope and refine language.
But, be careful with your words, Baby. Words are a very powerful tool that can be used for good and for evil. The things you say are very important so always make sure to say things with thought and purpose.
People who speak just for the sake of speaking are super lame.
I know that you won’t always know what it is you are saying or how impactful it can be but try your best to be mindful about the words you choose.
In the meantime, I’m going to cry in the corner until you learn how to say “mama.” KIDDING. By the time you say mama, you will not just be babbling sounds. Plus, I’m happy to hear you any little thing that you can.