Thursday, February 25, 2010

And The Answers Are...

Here are what the kids were REALLY saying (the answers to this post):

E: mitt mitty i mittu toooe mut = Ms. Mikki I missed you soooo much

S: you su aw swawing stwipes serts = you two are wearing striped shirts

A: can you swip me? = can you zip me?

J: i'm tuk!!! = I'm stuck!! (I hear this multiple times a day when they can't get unzip the bottom of their zipper on their coats.)

The Results: Matt and Kyle tied getting 3/4 right. You both did a GREAT job!! Sorry it took so long to get the answers, thank you for participating!! We'll play again soon.

What Are They Saying??

So it's understood!!! I work with a FUN bunch of kiddos, but did you know how difficult it can be to understand what a 2/3 year-old is trying to communicate?? (if you're a parent I'm sure you do!!) I actually love this part of my job - often guessing over and over what the little one is trying to tell me. I love that they are still learning how to speak, especially in complete sentences. They each have their own "language" that I have come to understand like their own Mom, but at night when I think about what is actually coming out of their mouths it makes me smile. So let's play a game - can you figure out what the child is saying??? Have fun!!

E: mitt mitty i mittu toooe mut

S: you su aw swawing stwipes serts

A: can you swip me?

J: i'm tuk!!!

Answers to come soon!!! (Try this: Ryan had no clue until I had him say them out loud - he then got 1/4 - can you beat his score???)

And because this conversation has kept me giggling and puzzled all day:

I was talking to one of my 2 1/2 year olds and he was telling me what he had for dinner last night.

He told me he had pigs feet (ewww!!).

I, of course, had to get more information about his dinner and asked him who made it.

Dad did.

How did Dad make it??

In the pressure cooker. :o) (Recipe coming soon - or NOT!)


Thursday, February 18, 2010

This Made Me Laugh

At lunch today (at work with my 2/3 year olds) a boy who typically doesn't eat lunch with us was there. He chose to sit at my table and his Mom had packed him a lunch. His name has been changed, but the story has not:

So you get the real effect there were six children at my table, he was the only one with a packed lunch and was holding a banana.

Stephen: I'm Stephen
Me: I know!!
Stephen: I'm right here.
Me: Ok! (I was trying to serve the other five children their lunch at this point)
Stephen (while holding his banana): The one over here.
Me: Ok (acknowledging him by giving him a smile)
Stephen: Stephen is the one with the banana.
Me: Oh! There you are!!