Posted by on Jul 20, 2012 in toddler hard to understand, toddlers and speaking, toddlers and speech, understanding toddler language, understanding toddler speech | 0 comments

After many, many months of what seemed to be futile attempts to understand my kid, I feel as though I finally, a little bit, every-now-and-then get him.

Prime example: Tonight, Ryan was saying one word over and over to Mike: “Rah.”

“Rah. Rah! Rah,” Ryan said. “Rah. RAH!”

Inevitably, Mike became confused and frustrated and called out to me, asking me to translate. I got down on Ryan’s level and told him to explain what he wanted, that I was listening.

Kid glanced at the TV and then back to me and said, “Rah.”

“Oh,” I said to Mike. “He wants to watch the Dinosaur Train cartoon. ‘Roar.’ That’s what a dinosaur says.”

Watching Dinosaur Train.

Boom.