The twinlets have followed the usual trend of toddler speech development with their liking of the word, “No”. It’s used frequently, unbashfully and drives me around the proverbial twist.
How can one tiny word can be said with more conviction than their little 2 and a half year old minds can actually grasp? It astounds me.
The past couple of weeks though, the tune has slightly changed to one that’s a little friendlier. These days, the favourite phrase of the fleeting toddler moment is: “Not yet.”
Where did they picked it up? I haven’t an iota of a clue. I can, however, say its context has suprisingly been spot on. (Yes, I possibly may be raising twin geniuses…) I just wish the situations were a little more…ideal.
Let me walk you through some classic examples.
When picking them up from daycare.
Me: Are you ready to go home?
K-Bear: Not yet.
Nunu has suddenly stopped in his tracks from playing. Instead, his efforts turn to pushing “something” out and he starts going a little red in the face.
Me: Nunu, are you doing a poo?
Nunu: (grunt, grunt) Not yet.
K-Bear – the yoghurt eating fiend – is demolishing his 3rd tub.
Me: K-Bear, have you finished?
Nunu: (slurp, slurp) Not yet.
While quietly playing with their Thomas train set, K-Bear suddenly starts screaming for Nunu’s train. Upon his brother’s vocal demands, Nunu immediately passes it over to him.
Me: Oh, Nunu…that was so nice of you to give your Percy train to K-Bear. Do you love your brother?
Nunu: Not yet.
There wasn’t a nanosecond of hesitation.
At least he has a lifetime to learn how to figure that one out.
Joining in with Jess for IBOT