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Time:11:58 am
Sam now has a tooth on his lower left, and coming in upper right. Papa has converted his pram to an umbrella stroller and lifted the baby walker up a notch in height. My baby is growing up and it makes me so sad! He's the baby, that is his role in the family, if he grows up like this there will be no baby anymore, wah!

He scoots around the kitchen in his walker (or baby car as Basil calls it) but is not quite crawling.

Basil is at an interesting linguistic stage, kind of a crash of abstracted grammar learning. So in order he learned:
"I fall"
"I falled"
"I fell"
and now: "I felled"
which may seem like a step back but I think it is more that he has passed the rote copying stage ("I fell") and is now trying to incorporate it with the rules of the past tense. It is interesting. He is less likely to parrot repeat a corrected word if it violates the general rule he has learned.

He has a singsong phrasing of sentences like "Whooooo wants a cracker?" that he uses in his classroom when playing with his friends.

He has learned that you can indicate agency linguistically by adding an 'er' to the verb, like a driver drives and a dryer dries. Combined with his love of tools and construction (he loves hammers and nails etc) he tends to take D's tools/hammers/nails etc (that he isn't supposed to be playing with) and run through the house teasing us saying "who wants a hammer?"

All well and good but one of DH's tools in frequent use around here is a hook that screws into the wall like a nail. Basil knows the verb hook, but in making a noun per his newly acquired rules of lingusitics he now runs around the house every time he gets ahold of one the wall hooks yelling "Whooooo wants a hooker? Who wants a HOOKER?"






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