I love the little words and expression Seth and Lizzie pick up here and there. At noon today, Lizzie told me that lunch was "stupendous"...and then asked me if she'd used that word the right way. I said that as long as she meant that lunch was marvelous or super-duper fantastic, then she'd used it the right way. "Good," she said. "Lunch was stupendous."
And earlier today she was trying to explain something to me in the van, and I couldn't quite grasp what she was telling me. She sighed heavily and said, "Well, Mom, can you just trust me on this one?" I said that yes, of course I could.
Even Seth, who forgets so readily the words that are attached to objects, has been increasing his vocabulary again of late. Yesterday he told me something and then said that this was his "perspective on the situation." I looked at him, shocked, and he laughed, fully knowing that he'd said something that would amaze me...crazy kid probably did it on purpose just to get that reaction out of me!
Anyway, despite the ongoing frustrations of hearing words like "geeses" and "stuffs," and "fridge" instead of "oven," language progress really is being made.
PS. Just remembered one more...about 2-3 weeks ago, when I asked Lizzie to do something, she stopped short, put her hands on her hips (one of which she thrust out to match her pouting lip) and she said, "I so do not have to listen to you!" I almost laughed out loud...but thankfully didn't 'cause otherwise I would have been hearing that same line until infinity. Instead, I modelled her pose, and said back to her, "uhh, Lizzie, you so do have to listen to me!" End of issue...she went and did what I asked. But I couldn't help but think...what is this little girl going to be like as a teenager!!?!