These little kids. They learn so much. At times it’s frightening. But most of the time it’s just plain entertaining to see how their brains work, so – I wanted to share some of my entertainment with you and give you a peek at Niko’s pictionary:
1. I’m not sure if he knows what coffee actually is, except that it is something that daddy has in his cup on weekend mornings. He knows that not every cup contains coffee, and daddy’s cup is not from Starbucks, yet whenever he sees this anywhere, no matter how small or how big:
he always points to it and says coffee!
2. This one kind of makes me feel like a bad mom, but I can’t not share because I think it’s awfully clever. The other day he pointed to this:
and said “chicken”. Quite a feat since he’s recently gotten confused and started calling all kinds of chips (like pita chips ;) and popcorns etc) – chicken, instead of “chip”. But he seems to be getting back on the right track. And he uses the word for chicken in cooked and live-in-a-picture form, so – perhaps he gets it?
3. He knows that music notes in any configuration/color/etc = music. And if he pushes that button be it on a phone, ipad or anywhere else – he’s gonna hear his jams.
Papa has a Pebble (one of those watches that connects to your phone via bluetooth, perks of living in the Bay Area ;)) and papa was seriously freaking out today because he thought his little boy could read when he started playing music from his watch on his phone… Turns out – there’s a little note symbol next to the word “music” in the menu. Oh papa… =)
4. In Niko’s mind this:
equals this: equals this:
That last one is actually a hexagonal crystal structure of hydrogen that he discovered on his periodic placemat today! I knew it would pay off! =)
It all gets labeled the Dutch word for windmill (molen) which from his mouth often sounds like mama… It can get pretty confusing at times!
5. It seems as if he knows numbers from letters. He recognizes the number 5 in things with impressive accuracy. I don’t know why, but it seems to be his favorite number… probably because of all the high fives. =) And he sometimes gets some of the other numbers as well.
6. He knows the symbol for a phone, no matter how you put it, spin it, hide it, or color it. He will find it. And he will keep yelling it out until you see what he’s talking about. He’s kind of intense like that. And it seems to be getting more and more intense with a lot of these things. Sometimes he will grab my finger and point to where he’s talking about.
I guess I’m just too slow for him =(
Not my fault I didn’t have Baby Einstein toys when I was little!