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Conversation With A Girl With Limited Vocabulary November 23, 2005

Posted by Zara's Mama in baby signing, language, Zara.

Since Zara wasn’t feeling well, I was working from home on Monday and Tuesday so I can keep an eye on Zara, and if required, can immediately bring her to the Dr’s. This mean I get to spend more time with her. Her are some limited ‘conversation’ I have with her.

I walked downstairs, where she was playing
Zara : *look up and smile*
Me : Hello Zara!
Zara : *point to the TV* Poot
Me : *pretend* Put what?
Zara : *point to the TV, and that ‘don’t-be-stupid-you-must-understand-me’ look* Poot! Poot!
Me : Oh, you want mummy to put the Wheels in The Bus for you is it?
Zara : *point her index finger to her other palm* (now she used this not just to sign MORE but also for WANT)

Milk time
I came down from the study
Me : Zara you want milk milk?
Zara : *put down what she was playing, came to me* Kng
Me : *looked at her quizzically* Do you want milk milk?
Zara : Kng
Tuyam (maid) : Itu dia sedang cakap dia mau susu (She’s saying she wants milk)
Me : *scratched head, but anyway placed her on my lap* Ok, milk milk then.
Zara : Kng *then sucked her thumb* (an indication she wanted milk before she use this Kng word)
I laid her down, and nursed her. I have absolutely no idea how ‘Kng’ symbolises milk.

Lunch time
Me : Zara, mummy wants to go out to buy lunch, you want to come
Zara : *ignore me and continue playing with her toy*
Me : Zara, you don’t want to go kai kai? (go out in Cantonese)
Zara : *looked up, grinning* Tai Tai!
Me : *patted the infant carrier seat* Let’s go then. After mummy let Zara drive car car ok?
Zara : *walked to the infant carrier, while waving her hand in the air* Oooo Oooo Ooo Ooo (her way of relating to car)

She spotted me coming down from ths stairs
Zara : *pointed to the door* Park!
Me : *asking the obvious* Zara wants to go to the park?
Zara : *wobbled towards the door, still pointing* Park!
Me : Raining outside, cannot go to the park
Zara : *Still pointing outside* Park!
I carried her and showed her the pouring rain
Me : It’s raining outside, we cannot go to the park, after you will get wet
Not sure if she understood what I was saying but she willingly let me lead her back to her pile of toys

Night 1
Zara climbed up to the stairs, reached for her pair of new shoes (which are still too big for her) resting on the steps
Zara : *put the shoes near her feet, and looked at me* Hok Hok
Me : Ok, mummy put on your shoe for you, then you can go walk walk
I put on her pair of shoes for her
Zara : *grinning* Hok Hok! Hok Hok *walked around in the oversized shoes*

Night 2
Sat on the sofa with Zara. She stood up, and went to the edge, where the arm rest is.
Zara : *clapped her hands* Hong!
Me : Yeah, you go there, after you Bong! and fall down
Zara dangled one of her feet outside of the arm rest, and grinned at me
Me : *point my finger at her* No, no! Go there after you fall down!
Zara pointed her finger back at me and reached her foot out further
Me : You naughty huh? After mummy beat beat you!
Zara : *beat her own thigh* Umph!
Cheeky little girl she is!



1. shiaulin - November 24, 2005

the last action is my Xuan’s favourite too, he prefer beat himself than let us do it. Aren’t they smart ya.

2. Gene - November 24, 2005

Zara’s such a sweetie!

3. Sue - November 24, 2005

she’s such a quick learner ๐Ÿ™‚ and nice to read such conversations… very good memories

4. mom2ashley - November 24, 2005

it’s so nice to have a conversation with your own kid huh?

5. blurblur - November 24, 2005

Hmm..could “kng” means “can” huh? just my wild guess lah…:)

I love to read such conversations too..sweet:)

6. Allyfeel - November 24, 2005

We need lots of stamina and patience talking to our own kid huh?
Because sometimes, there is no reply, but if they do give the slightest reaction, mommy will be so happy. ^____^

7. Jefferene - November 24, 2005

Zara is very clever! ๐Ÿ™‚

My girl will take out her shoes too when go kai kai. And whenever she see the playground, she will say “yiao yiao”.

8. jazzmint - November 24, 2005

hehe so cute!!

9. Egghead - November 24, 2005

so are you ready to give up your job and go into SAHM liao after your girl’s full day performance?? ๐Ÿ™‚

10. The Diva - November 24, 2005

They’ll grow out of this baby talk phase after going to school. Ophelia used to have her own “language” too.

11. Helen - November 24, 2005

LOL… Baby talk is the most complex language in the universe!!

12. PrincessRen - November 24, 2005

gosh so jealous la. billerlah nak kawin nih… hehe…

13. Zara's Mama - November 24, 2005

hah, they beat themselves probably not as hard as we beat them. That’s why faster ‘execute’ it first.

thank you.

good for keep sake. ๐Ÿ™‚

I think it’s nice now, but when she’s older and extremely chatty, dno’t know if it’ll still be fun or not. ๐Ÿ˜›

don’t know kng means what.. maybe she doesn’t know how to make the ‘milk’ sound. Yesterday, she started saying biscuit, it sounded something like bisKNG also. :-X

lots of ‘customer’ knowledge required too. It’s not easy for an outsider to understand what the kid is trying to say esp at this age. Even hubby sometimes asked me what she was saying.

ah, yau-yau as in swing? so clever.

thank you.

financially cannot afford it. But my job is ok, can work from home. So still can spend time with her. Maybe later will check with boss, see can work 1/2 day or not. ๐Ÿ˜›

the diva,
I’m waiting for that day, but wonder if I’ll be tire by the incessant talking. ๐Ÿ˜›

yeah, worse than Greek.

bila nak kawin? She’s only 1yr old woh?

14. maria aka twinsmom - November 24, 2005

hahaha… alot of “finger pointing” here, but still no fight with our politicians’ finger pointing hahaha…ok, ok, a bit carry away.

15. PrincessRen - November 25, 2005

hmm. i meant me. hehe.. i want a girl or/and boy of my own too….. haha

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