I hope that all those who know me know that words are, you know, pretty important to me and I like that my daughter has a pretty extensive vocabulary already. I read a short article early in her life detailing the hidden ways in which fathers are important to the lives of their children, and more extensive vocabularies is one of the reasons (the theory is that dads don’t do baby talk as much as moms), and instead of thinking, “that’s nice,” I thought “challenge accepted.” So I use words like conclusion, and extensive, and dishonest, and repercussions, so that she has exposure to words. But I think what I’ll end up missing the most is when she says words wrong. And a lot of it has to do with her four-year-old mouth not being able to form the words quite right, but no matter what, she really does have The Best Words.
I’ll let you try to figure out what these are supposed to be:
(answers in order: hamburger, Darth Vader, Batman, lasagna, vagina, idea, unicorn)