‘Baaal’

Felicia is practicing her ‘B’ words this week, and her vocabulary is growing:

Baaal: Her word for “Ball,” as long as she’s pointing at an actual ball. If she’s pointing at something else, then it could mean “cookie,” “apple,” “clock,” or anything else vaguely round. Give her time.

By the way, she can’t say it yet, but she’s pretty good with an actual ball. She can throw and kick with reasonable accuracy, and last week she was dribbling a soccer ball with her feet.

Buh: As in “belly button,” and she really likes belly buttons. If you’re not willing to share yours, don’t ask her to say the word. She’ll take your shirt off, if you’re not careful.

I think looking at Teddy Bears also inspires her to say ‘buh,’ but it’s not consistent.