Joash talks. A lot. And I wanted to share some of the funny things he is saying right now.
Here is Joash sitting in the "mest" (nest). He made. "I weawy wike my mest." ( I really like my nest.)
Just the other day, Joash came into the kitchen to find me because he had to tell me about his problem. "My big tractor is not starting. Need to pwug it in. Use my hammer and keys." He has been hanging out at the farm quite a bit, and the tractor did not start few times when Wilbert wanted to use it. So he is learning.
He still likes to put things in lines, especially his "bales." He uses beads, blocks and cut up toilet paper tubes for bales. "Now I beep (bang) into my bales. Put them in the round bale feeder."
He also likes to use time words quite a bit, but of course he doesn't really have a handle on time. At lunch today he declared, "You had fun with the kids at kindergarten yesterday, and mom." (He also often uses "you" when referring to himself.) Wilbert is the council representative on the preschool kindergarten board that our church has and Joash and dropped in last Tuesday to help out with some activities. His favourite time word for the future is "next year," so we can safely agree with him most of the time when he says he will do something next year.
He also likes to repeat things we say, especially when it is a bit of praise to him. "You weally good at finding "O's." "You a good boy to sing." He is quite good at finding the letter "O" and isn't afraid to tell people. We end all of our meal time prayers with a Dutch song of thanks and Joash joins in every once and while. And he certainly knows he is a good boy to do so.
While sometimes I do wish for a bit of quiet, I do enjoying listening to him and seeing where his little mind goes.