Eli (while playing with their trains and track): "I on da bridge".
Alex responds: No, tunnel (points to tunnel) this is bridge (points to bridge).
Well thank you, Mr. Smarty Pants! I sat there in shock that he knew what a tunnel was AND that my children just had such a big boy conversation. I explained the conversation to Jared when he got home and he said "I told him what a tunnel was last night." Amazing. I recently read an article about how when fathers make it a point to talk to their children it greatly increases their vocabulary because they will talk to them about different things than mom just based upon different interests. SO COOL!
Recently, I watched Mindy's two girls and Eli took a liking to Kayla's teddy bear. He slept with it, had snack with it and watched his video. I had to draw the line at bathing with it.
While we sat and had yogurt for snack teddy sat on the table and Eli said "You get your feet off the table, teddy, right now!". He has also placed many more demands upon Teddy. Poor Teddy is barked at on a regular basis. This makes me feel bad but they are two and I am having to redirect and correct them often right now so I guess it is only natural that he re-enact this with his teddy bear.
They are also encouraging one another which warms my heart. Alex laid back in the tub last night and kind of floated on his back and Eli said "good job Alex!" They also tell Jared and I this. Jared drank from his glass recently at dinner and was told "good job, Daddy!"
In the midst of all the "MINE, MINE, MINE's!" they are sharing from time to time although infrequently and we are attempting to learn about taking turns.
I guess all the "no, no's" pay off but yikes sometimes I feel like that is all that I say. They have started to parent one another with these words. "No, no alice (Alex)" is Eli's most commonly used phrase currently.
Another phrase that they have gotten down pat is "I not like it" or Eli's statement this week was "I can't like nappy noodles (naps), I can't like it". :)
A few other words they are saying incorrectly that I thoroughly enjoy are:
Yeah, I definitely have a love/hate relationship with this age. It is hysterical at times but sometimes it leaves me hysterical :)