On The Third Day of December Micah Learns A New Word

Micah's speech is coming right along. He's trying out more and more words all the time, and telling the pastor's wife where to go. We're so proud. (She said with much sarcasm.) But there's something that you've gotta realize about his speech. Once he says a word, it does not automatically make it part of his vocabulary. He may say something once, and you'll never hear it again. As in years later. It's this quirk that I'm counting on with his latest word.

The boy has sensory issues. If he gets a shirt wet, he'll immediately take it off. It's so much better to be cold, you know, than to be a damp. So after spilling water down his shirt front the other day, he stripped it off and ran around the house happily freezing. I got him a dry shirt, tracked him down, and said, "you're not a nudist. Put a shirt on."

"Nooonis."

Thankfully he hasn't repeated it since. That's just what I want him going to school with. This year for Christmas? He'll call his teacher a nudist. I wonder if that would be in lieu of a gift?

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The winner of the custom wash cloths is Midwest Mommy. Congrats - and contact me at dibert6@gmail.com to talk about fabric options.


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This post feels like it's just never ending. But moving onward!

On the 3rd Day of Christmas, you can enter to have the chance to win a Handwriting Without Tears teachers' book and student's workbook. If you've got small children, this is The Bomb. Seriously.



23 comments:

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

FIRST!!

I love that he says nudist! That's my boy. Rock on Micah.

Now go finish sewing so you can finish the book.

Karen said...

i didn't win again. how could that be??? LOL. Ok, I'll try for this. We are probably too young for it but I can save it!!

Way to go Micah. i think nudist should be added to his talking machine!!!

This is fun!!!

The Sports Mama said...

There are so many ways to be naked... maybe his teacher will just realize that maybe she went without her jewelry that day? :)

Karen Deborah said...

I love that child.

Andrea said...

Maybe the Teacher will think he is saying "No" with an english accent? Maybe??? LOL!! That is too funny! I am so glad he is talking!!

Flea said...

I'll pass on the handwriting book, but would welcome a little nudist anytime. :)

ClumberKim said...

So cool! Was just talking about Handwriting Without Tears with a teacher at Oliver's school. I would LOVE this. Oliver is great with a ball but fine motor is a huge challenge for him.

Pam said...

Oh my goodness! Are you talking about Riley? He too says words once and then I never hear it again- well, except for momma!

Handwriting without tears- that would be awesome!

Michelle said...

Umm, lucky you? I love the words that kids pick up. And use repeatedly. In context.

And I've heard SUCH good things about Handwriting Without Tears. That would be the coolest coolest thing :) Just sayin'

Debbie Yost said...

HA! I sooo understand what you are saying. I have heard a few words out of my child's mouth over the years only to be disappointed that she refuses to repeat it and then if she does, it's only at prompting, but at her own accord!

Noooonis! LOL!

mommaof4wife2r said...

nudist...too funny. that boy rocks my world.

AZ Chapman said...

wow Micah is talking man I am behind in a while

Tammy and Parker said...

Natural is good. :D

Wow, and prizes even! whoot!

Melissa said...

Nudist is much better then some other 4 letter words Hope knows... (yeah, I'm a potty mouth).

I love that he's copying what your saying! Impressive!

CC said...

Micah, you da bomb!! Not don't go saying that okay?

I would LOVE HWWOT!!! Know about it and our OT uses it, but I'd love it for my own kids!!

(Keri) Auburn Gal Always said...

Not to be deterred by my continued lack of success, I comment again, with all the hope of a mom who spent an hour looking at Walt Disney World vacation packages, thinking that it won't be crowded at all in March during Spring Break.

Burgh Baby said...

Micah's choice of words seriously could be SOOO much worse. And I'm sure at some point it will be. ;-)

Becoming Mommy said...

That's actually not so bad. I so wish that was the latest in our house.
Sasha?
Loves to look at decorations for Christmas and ask for the angels...by saying "Need Angel". Only he says angel wrong. With no 'G'. Loudly. In Church during mass.

Penny said...

I love these type books! I wish this one was around when my son was learning to write. This would make a great christmas present!

Danielle Nicol said...

Ooo - neat book. I just saw some of their sample pages online. I think Tommy would love this. He's pretty good at recognizing letters and practices tracing /writing his names, so I think it would be right up his alley.

JennyH said...

That book would be awesome!

Very cool that Micah is coping you. That is progress!!

I am a Tornado ~ proven fact! said...

Yeah for Micah ...

Nudist is a great word!

And Mom, you know they will always take that ONE word you don't want to hear out of that ONE instance when you lost your brain for a second ... instead of the other 3 thousand words you say in a day.

caramama said...

Yeah, that could have been much worse! Nooonis is actually pretty cute. I do so love Micah.