Our baby’s first words have been predictable… until now.
Oh sure Floor Mop started off with “dada” (tear in my eye) which made me very happy and proud. Then he did the “mama” thing which is real cute, especially at 3am!
Well now his newest word is… No it’s not “car” or “ball” like every other Wooble Stander, it’s “TOUCHDOWN!” My gosh we laugh everytime he says it!
You see, we have a little game we play that makes him so excited he often gets the hickups. I take his little feet and move them back and forth while saying “Running, running, running”. Then I take his arm and swing it forward while saying, “Throw the ball.” Next I take his feet and do the “running, running, running” thing for a few seconds. I stop and put his arms together and say, “Catch the ball!” and we do the “running, running, running” thing again. Finally stopping and raising his arms above his head and say, “TOUCHDOWN!” Then I bring his arms together to clap and cheer.
“Running, running, running – Throw the ball – running, running, running – catch the ball – running, running, running – TOUCHDOWN! – YEAH!!!!”
Good times and smiles all around.