For more than six months I’ve been wanting to make a video of Sophia pronouncing her most common words and sentences. I’ve of course never gotten around to it and every time I’ve gotten the camera out to do it she hasn’t been in the mood.
So this is hopefully just a placeholder, but at least it’s written down and posted to the immortal internet never to be forgotten, right?
- What are you doing, Mama? “Whattadooning, Mama?”
Can be asked at any given time when I am doing any given activity.
- Come, Mama, hoo-hoo!
Both my dad and grandpa whistled to get their kids’ attention instead of raising their voices. I find myself doing it now all the time. But when you haven’t learned how to whistle yet the best you can do is go “hoo-hoo!”.
- What time is it? “Whatta tamas eet?”
Another one of er questions that can be applied anytime. Fun fact: if you ask her what time it is she will usually promptly and confidently answer, “forty-nine!”
- Where’s the other one? “Whassa alla one?”
Works both in accurate situations and if there’s simply something she can’t find – especially if she doesn’t know what the object is called. It often leads to frustrating situations when I desperately try to guess what she is talking about as she repeats the question over and over again.
- Delicious! “Deee-lasat!”
Thank you, Peppa Pig. Sophia also thinks this is what carrots are called, since Peppa Pig evidently found them delicious.
- Okay, bye-bye, see you later! “Okay, bye-bye, see yoo lettow!”
How most encounters with Sophia end. Especially the quick speedy conversations she has over the intercom phone whenever anyone buzzes up to our apartment. I usually only let her answer when I know it’s her father calling but I’ve had a few awkward moments with postmen and delivery guys as well.
- Where’s the remote? “Whassa ‘mote?”
Often after she has already snuggled up on the couch with a blanket and asked for Lilo and Stitch.
- Happy birthday! “Halla ba-die!”
Basically anytime she sees a cake with candles, balloons or presents. Both Christmas and New Years were a bit confusing to her.
- Santa Claus “Salla Caus” (previously “Kildeh-Caus“)
That guy with a white beard that she is really excited about yet terrified of.
- I did it!
She has taught us that there are surprisingly many times a day when this is appropriate to say. If no one else praises you you can always just do it yourself.
- I like it! “I lak eet!”
The sentence that makes me so so happy. It means she likes the food I gave her and that no bribery is needed for that meal.
- Please “Peeeeesh!”
So many times every day!
- Can Sophia have it, please? “Sophia ha den, peesh?”
The two words in the middle are Swedish and mean “have it”. Our poor little trilingually confused child…
Songs she sings all the time
- 22 – Taylor Swift
- Every song from Frozen
- Every song from Moana
- Santa Claus is coming to town
- Jingle Bells
- Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
- Love yourself – Justin Bieber
- Sorry – Justin Bieber
- Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
- I Love to See the Temple
- Do Re Mi – Sound of Music
- Här Kommer Pippi Långstrump
- Any other song that she hears more than a couple of times