Friday, April 06, 2007

Happy Easter

I have this friend, and her dad is, among other things, a linguist. If you dig around at his house, you will find tapes marked with my friend's or her brother's name and dates from more than twenty years ago. If you play the tapes, you can hear my friend's mom sounding very young and very patient, and then there is my friend and her brother, babbling back to their mom and then riffing on their own, blowing raspberries and giggling and being explanatory in that uncomprehensible-yet-sensible-sounding toddler way.

Technically, I think the tapes were a study of early-emerging phonemes in toddlers. But I am pretty sure that the tapes are still around, four or more moves and three decades later, because those voices are very dear to the man behind the recorder.

So anyway, when that friend told me to make some recordings of my son talking, I did.

Here's one for you to enjoy.

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At 7:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

AW! that is the absoulte sweetwest thing! i lovelovelove when kids talk like that, in a way that you can't understand to save your life, but they make it sound so sensible that it makes you feel wierd not to understand it. LOVE IT!
~Mr. Bickle's Old 7th Period Student

At 5:09 PM, Blogger Lizard said...

I love it!!You must just relish hearing him chat away!!

At 8:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i found another viedo that said "Thomas Climbing". It was Thomas, probally, at least it looked like him, climbing up a red slide. SOOO CUTE!!!!
~Mr. Bickle's Old 7th Period Student (and her mother)
p.s. the capion was "My nephew climbing up a slide

At 7:15 AM, Blogger sarah's_mom said...

I LOVE this clip!!! I bet I have played it a kazillion times and every time, I just want to HUG him!!! And yes, the "Thomas Climbing" clip mentioned is Thomas. His Aunt Rhonda took that. Yah, he's pretty danged cute!

Love, Oma

At 7:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey when I orginally uploaded the videos it said they didnt work. but obviously they did. . . so that's exciting. sorry... i didnt share the link earlier. but here they are:

Love Aunt rhonda

At 7:51 PM, Blogger Amy said...

And then he hangs up!!! That cracked me up. Tadd pointed out that he has always loved the phone. I'm with Oma...have to hug him. This is the best idea ever...I have to record the boys "talking" tomorrow. :)

At 10:22 AM, Blogger Dalene said...

Sarah & Scott.... I can clearly hear him say, "I 'on't know..." and then explains to the listener.... HOW WONDERFUL that we can hear him! Love it, Love it for Thomas and for you, too. BIG HUGS, "Auntie Day"

At 1:28 AM, Blogger Ctelblog said...

Phoning from the back of the car - very executive.

Now you've started doing this Thomas' adoring public are clamouring for more.

At 11:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny! What a joy to see him talking into a phone. Toy cellphone next? He seems to have the voice inflections and goodbye action down. Keep taking those pictures - they will be your greatest treasures.

Love the story about him waking himself up talking too! What a cutie pie.


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