I promise a real post (and the getting more overdue by the second 13 month letter to Emby) in the near future, but for now I will share with you one of Elanor’s new quirks.
This past Monday Elanor was toddling around the living/dining room causing destruction as she does, when she went to her highchair, smacked it a few times and announced “YUM.”
When kids are first starting to babble, you convince yourself daily that they’ve just said “Please pass the peas, Mother” or some such thing. So I doubted that I had heard what I actually did. Or that it was pure happenstance, and would not be repeated.
“YUM” a little louder with a whack on the chair for emphasis.
“Are you hungry, Elanor? Do you want food?” I asked.
“YUM. YUM!” Translation-are you stupid, woman? What about this is unclear to you? Feed me NOW, bitch.
And so it began. We were driving home from a doctor’s appointment yesterday and there was a steady stream of “YUM? YUM. YUM!” from the backseat as we drove to a restaurant. It is now a “thing” and she’s been doing it consistently.
It’s just so damn cute, I can’t help but encourage it. I’ve started asking if she wants “YUM” instead of asking if she’s hungry now.