Saturday, October 18, 2008

Screech rides again

I am trying to keep the noise factor around our house down, within reason. When the kids scream at the top of their lungs, I try to gently persuade them that there are better ways to play. However, there's nothing that satisfies little boy urges like a good solid screamfest, and I distinctly remember that feeling (having been the unfortunate bearer of the same tendency only thirty years ago, myself). So I try to be understanding, and keep my rebukes to the minimum, when a good screech party is in session. Instead of telling them to stop altogether, I marvel at their abilities and then try to redirect after a little while.

Yesterday, in absence of my participation, I overheard Skyler affirming his own abilities, creating his own little marvel-fest.

SCREECH! This was followed by a murmur of self-approval. "Wow, dat wuv youd!" ["Wow, that was loud"--I recognized it instantly as a quotation from me, and nearly howled with laughter myself.]

SCREECH! "Wow, dat wuv youd!"

He entertained himself like this for quite a while.


Kelsey said...

LOL!!! That's hilarious!
He's talking a lot now!

Chopsticks on Oboe said...

Hi Nicole, this is Martina (Kelsey's lab-partner last year), and I just wanted to say that I really enjoy reading your blogs! You have a great way of describing things, and it is so much fun reading about your little one's sayings and doings. :) Keep up the good work!

"Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old, he will not depart from it." Pr. 22:6

Saskmilkmaid said...

I'm assuming you don't live far enough out in the country to let them do their screeching outside where it would only entertain the magpies and cows. :( I feel for your ears!