Zuzu is changing so much. She totally "talks" now. We have little conversations all the time. I'll say things or ask her questions and she'll "coo" and "ahh" at all the breaks. If she's standing in your lap, she'll even nod her head, which is pretty funny. I love our little conversations.
For a while now Alison has been saying “batiki”, just to be
funny. It is by far our favorite,
all-purpose nonsense word. It of course
has no meaning, she just thinks it’s funny to say.
Lately it has become associated with the throwing balls down
the stairs game. The other day she
said, (at top speed): “I know what we can
do when Daddy gets home. We can throw
balls down the stairs and I can say ‘batiki’ and then Daddy can say ‘batiki’
and I can laugh and say ‘batiki’. . .” She rambled on for so long, I don’t even remember the rest.
But sure enough, as soon as Daddy got home that night, they
started playing. Balls were flying
everywhere and she was standing at the top of the stairs yelling all
crazy-like: “Ha ha ha, batiki, ha ha ha, batiki, ha ha ha batiki” – with a
total fake laugh.
Last night she stood up there and through fits of giggles
said: “batiki, dookie, lookie,
leakie, lockie, dockie, dookie, diki”, or something like that. Sometimes this silliness becomes so silly
that it ends with her practically falling down the stairs, because she’s
laughing so hard.
One day while Ali and I were at the weepeter (computer), she
asked which pen she could use. I gave
her one and a minute later she showed me this. She said “look mama, I made a kitty”. “Wow, yes you did”. Sometimes she blows my mind.
This came out of nowhere - like most of the strange things she says. "All sorts of doors has doorknobs." Then she paused and looked around. "The refrigerator door has a hannle (handle)." Oh the thought processes of a two year old. Later after opening a cupboard she told me in a reassuring way: "Some doors has hannles."