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Language and motor development left my child a bee

Maggie in a bee outfitYesterday ITMama was getting some projects done around the house as she’s back to work next week (along with baby being back to daycare.) One of these projects involves going through the multiple bins of baby clothes we have and determining what to give away and what to pull out for the now-much larger baby.

With Maggie walking quite a bit now, she’s moved on to making new sounds and words that sound like what an adult English speaker would say. On her own, I swear, she’s started saying “Beeyah,” which sounds exactly like what I call Miller Light.

She walks around the house saying beeyah beeyah beeyah, and also something that sounds a little like the phrase “it’s a hummus.”

So when ITMama ran across a bee costume in the bin of larger baby clothes, the choice was obviously to put her in a bee costume and grab video of her saying “beeyah.” Unfortunately the instant the phones were turned to her she clammed up and just started posing, and no amount of video could get her saying beeyah or it’s a hummus, but oh well.

She’s absurdly frustrated with us not understanding what she says, and she doesn’t seem to want to use the same hand signals more than once for any option… so attempts at sign language have failed, but she’s gotten pretty good and finding shoes and then giving them to us and saying “go.”

It’s rather odd to see a baby so bright and so frustrated… and snotty… she’s sick again… not terribly this time, but everyone but me got sick in this round… I’m just waiting.

Now if we can just get through this random tantrum stage (which I’m assuming is the terrible twos comes a bit early.) That and find a use for the bee costume before October.

Paul King

Paul King lives in Nashville Tennessee with his wife, two daughters and cats. He writes for Pocketables, theITBaby, and is an IT consultant along with doing tech support for a film production company.