My husband read the other day that by the age of two a toddler should be able to say at least 25 words. If a child knows less than 25 words this is typically a warning sign that something could be wrong.
Of course this sent my husband in a tizzy and he began keeping track of all of Nathan's words. What we discovered is that Nathan knows a lot more than 25 words but sadly his vocabulary is not something to be proud of.
Since we don't speak a word of French at home, all of his French vocabulary came from daycare. This leads me to wonder what kind of joint they are running over there.
Some of the doozies of Nathan's vocabulary include:
Bouge les fesses - the french equivalent of "move your ass"
Tu est un coquin - you're a smart ass
Not this one - said whenever he disagrees with any of our choices be it dinner, choice of TV program or clothing
What happened? - usually said when a mystery occurs, like how did the stuffing of the throw pillows end up all over the floor? What happened indeed!
Pleure pas bebe - "don't cry baby". This is usually directed at his baby brother while throwing some sort of toy in his crib.
I help you - which really means "help me" in Nathan speak. "mama help you brush teeth" means "mama please help me brush my teeth"
C'est chaude - It's hot. Said whenever steam comes out of anything. Also used to refer to my coffee cup.
La Seine - his favorite song at the moment sang by Mrs. Johnny Depp (aka Vanessa Paradis). Who knew that I listened to the French radio that often.
Tatan (Nathan) okay - usually said after some sort of acrobatic maneuver off of the couch.
So while he definitely knows more than 25 words, we are going to have to work on the type of words he is allowed to say in public.