A Toddler and the Phone

Toddlers thrive on predictability and routine. They like to know what is happening next and feel assured when they do.

One little routine we have on the days I work is for the Bub to give her grandparents a call before we leave the house.

She will say Por Por (or Gong Gong, depending on who picks up the phone), I'm coming! and See you!

I find it terribly cute to watch how she listens intently to what they say. She sometimes forgets to articulate a verbal response but instead nods or shakes her head.

Roboman was away for a couple of days recently. On the 2nd night, she must have missed him because at bedtime and said: Call Daddy.

Me: You want me to call Daddy?
Bubbles: Yes!
Me: Are you sure? If I call Daddy will you talk to him?
Bubbles (nodding enthusiastically): Yes!

So I called.
Bubbles: Hello Daddy!
Roboman: Blah blah blah (I couldn't hear)
Bubbles: See you! Good night Daddy! (shouts)

After the conversation, she mumbled Daddy come home, before plonking on her stuffed toys.


Anya & Arielle's mom said...

That's so sweet, the part about calling her daddy!

Anonymous said...

i must talk to her again one day... it's amazing what she knows at this age!

Lilsnooze said...

That must hv been really nice for daddy!

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

anya's mom:
I know! I thought it was so sweet too. Her daddy doesn't get 'moved' so easily though =P

Yes, they know so much more than we imagine! Little sponges at this age!

I think it should be! He's the type who doesn't easily melt though =P Aiyoh.

~tif;fany* said...

awwwww B misses dadster loads!

just me said...

bubbles is cute! and quite fast for her age to be talking that well. my younger one doesn't really want to talk haha

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

She does ask for him when he isn't around when he should be!

mummy of two:
She is quite a chatty girl! I guess she's developing her linguistic skills first before other skills! I'm sure when your younger kid starts it'll come real quickly!