From the Archives: Things My Daugher Said When She Was Five
In these snippets from the archives, I share many of A.'s interesting phrases and sayings, including some sound clips of her speech. I've always been fascinated by her unique path through speech development and language acquisition, and you can definitely see a lot of that uniqueness in the phrases shared below.
September 9th, 2004:
A.: "Oh, please! I want to go on the ship and sleep on the moon!"
Sometimes, I don't know where my daughter gets this stuff.
September 20th, 2004:
A.: what happened to the summer?
me: Well, the Summer comes once a year. Then it goes away and comes back next year.
A.: it took the summer away together? but summer's gone!
me: Yes, the Summer's gone. It's Fall now, Aisling. Do you know what happens in the fall?
A.: it's clean up the leaves and the rake!
me: That's right! We clean up the leaves with the rake! Very good! And what happens in the Winter?
A.: it's snowing, it's the dragon-snow eats the snowman!
me: That's right! We make snowmans in the Winter! And who comes to visit children in the Winter?
A.: um... ...
me: Is it Santa Claus?
A.: no... santa claus is a myth!
Alas, I have failed. [insert dramatic wrist-against-forehead motion here]
October 14th, 2004:
I was so inspired by mattblakk in this entry that I brought out a microphone and sound recorder to snatch samples of A.'s words. I left the files in WAV format, so they're a little big. Just to let you know.
It's interesting to me to listen to how she can switch from perfectly cohesive sentences to incoherent script-rambling in just a matter of seconds. She colours my life all kinds of happy.
October 16th, 2004:
Things my daughter said today:
'You're a girl. I'm a woman.'
'It's a dirty job, but some dog's gotta do it.'