My grandson, Jory, along with his family visited us in July. He seems quite intelligent for a two year old who will easily break into song about some guy named Bubbah….. Bubbah Black sheep.
WARNING: Parent / Grandparent Disclaimer: Every parent and every grandparent thinks their baby or grand-baby is the cutest, the most intelligent and most talented baby ever.
At first you might dismiss Jory as a baby talker because he has a little trouble getting his words out. It’s like he’s communicating through a poorly programmed language translation app.
But when he has something to say, if you stick with him he will repeat his message over and over, determined to make you understand. He knows the words he’s trying to enunciate, and he usually composes complete sentences.
One day he announced something like “Blabbagobbywaddahoobanichamuggabee-beewaaba!” I repeated in a questioning tone what I just heard and he said, “No – Ga pabbadu vue uh-duh ahhhhaaia haaaa riggedraaaa muggabee jain maaliiim!” I mimicked again the gibberish I heard again, and he said “NO” took a breath and repeated it again. This time I clearly understood him to say, “The property values in your area appear to have risen dramatically just in my lifetime!”
In July I caught a bad cold – actually eye infection and ear infection. I was prescribed antibiotics and recovered, but with lingering plugged ears. Oddly, for two or three weeks after mostly recovering from the infections, my daily – sometimes constant throat clearing disappeared. I caught another cold with coughing, sneezing, and clearing, but it’s fading away…. will the throat clearing stay? Or did that infection have a positive effect?