I actually wrote this a few weeks ago but it got put on the back burner. Eitan’s speech is improving by the day and he’s stringing together phrases of two or three words fairly regularly now, to the point where we can almost have a “normal” conversation. This was pretty typical of the kinds of exchanges we would have so I had some fun with it. Also, if you’re interested in some fantastically hilarious videos of adults acting out these kinds of conversations, check these guys out.
So I heard you went to the beach today.
Yeah, the beach. Did you go to the beach today?
Is that a question? Are you not sure if you went to the beach today?
Did you go to the beach today? Yes or no?
Oh okay. What did you do there?
What did you do at the beach?
Yes, I know you went to the beach. What did you do there?
You went in the pool at the beach?
What did you do in the pool?
You went swimming in the pool?
Yeah, did you go swimming in the pool?
Oh, your tube? Did you wear your tube in the pool?
Oh okay. Did you swim with your tube?
That’s good. Did you have fun?
Who else was there?
Who else was in the pool with you?
I know you were in the pool. Was anyone swimming with you?
Right, you were swimming in the pool. Was anyone with you?
Was Mommy in the pool with you?
Okay. Was anyone else there?
Oh okay. Did you eat anything at the beach?
A ca cone!
You had an ice cream cone?
Wow, that was a very clear “s.” Was it yummy?
Oh good. I’m glad you liked it. Was it chocolate or vanilla?
Mmmm, chocolate. Do you like going to the beach?
Maybe next time Daddy can come with you and Mommy.
Yeah, I’ll come and we can play at the beach.
Dada pay beach?
Yeah, Daddy will play with you.
Pee mom moll?
You want your Ping Pong ball? I don’t know– oh, it’s over there under the couch.
Okay, go ahead, throw me the ball…