I’ve been trying to keep a tally of all the words my son is saying and learning everyday, most of them are pretty general: up/down, on/off, yes/now. Then we have words that rather fascinate me, like garage… my husband and I live in a townhouse that doesn’t have a “garage” and yet he picked up this word from visiting his great grandparents and has held onto it since, whenever he sees a car he says car followed by garage. I think its honestly bred into little boys to be fascinated with car’s and anything that has wheels.
There’s also the phrase “I know” which my son will repeat over and over when we’re telling him something, the fact is that he doesn’t know and why he says he does is completely beyond me. “Hey don’t stand on the couch, its not safe” in rebuttal “I know, I know, I know.”
As there’s new words everyday we try and keep up the importance of please and thank-you which I don’t think children say enough of these days. At school I am demanded things, never asked politely, and every time I tell the kindergarteners what the “magic” word is. In a few off chances I have actually had my son say please and thank-you while being giving things such as cookies or his “buh buh” which makes me smile every time in knowing that hopefully those two words will be ones to stick.