#SOL16: March Challenge 28 – Words


commandingly from his car seat throne as Dad pumps gas outside the window.

“Look at me!”


with nose pressed against the window panes as Dad hides Easter eggs in the yard.

“Let me come out there!”


when he abruptly sits on the kitchen floor as Mom takes his picture.

“What just happened?”


when he reaches for the camera as Mom sits on the grass in the yard.

“Can I have it?”

“lglllgal – l – l – ly”

What will that next word really be?



To capture moments to live in my heart when we are apart!  Listening for all that he says by word, thought, and actions!  Enjoying the weekend with my grandson!  When he does use words, what does he say?

At 10 1/2 months, enjoying his mobility (walking everywhere) and his words!

slice of life 2016

Thank you, Anna, Betsy, Beth, Dana, Deb, Kathleen, Stacey, and Tara. Check out the writers, readers and teachers here.  It’s the March Slice of Life Challenge; posts are DAILY!


20 responses

  1. I love this – like a seesaw structure between his words and your interpretation. Sounds like a lovely visits… at least from your grandson’s perspective!!! Thanks

    1. Amazing and fun visit. The walking, talking and 6 teeth!

  2. Fran,
    I love how your grandsons babbling come to life when you added the interpretations. How fun to be a grandma! Simple but profound slice.

    1. It is so much fun, Christine!

  3. Such a sweet age! You brought me right into the middle of these moments. 🙂

  4. Isn’t it fun to imagine what is really happening in his head with his words and attitude? I love how you wrote this. Now work on “Gram-ma!” 🙂

    1. No rush YET! But soon!!!!

  5. What a great moment from what was surely a great visit, Fran. Just delightful.

    1. Thanks, Tara!! Treasuring every moment!

  6. I love the way you interpret his words! You know him so well! When they find their voices, we rejoice! Beautifully written!

  7. First words are so precious! Love that you were able to capture them.

  8. Love the switching from DA-DA to MA-MA. Little ones can be quite demanding when they want to be. Glad you all had a good time together.

    1. Such a great time!!!!

  9. Such a sweet post, Fran. Thanks for sharing.

  10. WOW – you’re now reminding me of another language!! I love this post.
    In case you missed it, Anne explained HOW she wrote yesterday’s emoji post here:

    1. Thanks, Sally! And also thanks for the link!

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