Now that Nicholas is talking, he's got a few silly little sayings that are pure "Nicholas."
"No right" This used to be a very ambiguous term, and we were never sure if it meant yes or no, but now it is clearly a no, but it's almost polite, like he's saying "no thanks."
"No way!" Never said nearly as politely as "no right," unfortunately. This is toddler-attitude at it's most prominent.
"Where go ____?" (ball, baby, book, daddy) His first three-word combination. I'm pretty impressed with the level of cognition this phrase demonstrates.
"Shik-oh-ba" or "Shik-oh-ma" As close as we can tell, this is meaningless; he mostly just says it because it is fun to say. I love to hear him playing or dancing and repeating "shik-oh-ba" over and over.
"Manna" This began as his word for banana, but now he uses it for bread. Could a word be more fitting?
"Oh man" He says this all. the. time. And I love it. It's so boy-ish and funny. He says it to express surprise, silliness, relief, and frustration.
"Bye" He says this with a polite little wave of his hand when he wants us to leave him alone. Yeah, Mom, I'm doing fine, thanks for checking on me, now please go away again.
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