On two things.
One. screen time. DS has now seen the screen for about 15 mins two or three times. And he loves it. I put on a DVD (in our computer) I received from my brother.
Also, I counted his words. I am ashamed to say it, but the chatter of word counting I have seen online in parenting forums in the USA finally got to me.
moom – moon
meem – cat
xla-xla – dog (sounds like a clopping horse)
mimi – doll, or car with eyes
vavo – avo
nine – tomato (in Hebrew it is agvaniyah)
nca-da – food (pronounced as is it is Zulu)
bizz – piece
boh – come, in Hebrew
mayim – water, in Hebrew
r – a hebrew ‘r’. means light, ‘or’ in Hebrew (this is for a candle, a light bulb or a match)
karti – kaki
bee-bee – pee-pee
cham – hot, in Hebrew
num num – breasts (as in breastfeeding)
pupi(k) – bellybutton in Hebrew
nana – banana
na-na – chicken
puh-ta – open or close
bimba – his little bike (Hebrew word)
bibi-numnum – magazine (from the Motheirng magazines in my bathroom, full of babies in nappies and breastfeeding)
zeh/et zeh – this in Hebrew
zang – song
ram – a close approximation of his grandfather’s name – and every motorbike he sees, as ‘ram’ rides a tustus (a moped)
ein – none, in Hebrew
na(d) ne(d) – see saw or swing in Hebrew
He loves to command us, as in “Mummy boh” “Daddy down” and “meem boh”. “down”, which often means, he wants his food on the tray of his highchair for him to feed himself.
And he has become a hitting, throwing, angry little boy. I am not sure if he is upset by me insisting he goes to sleep at regular hours now, or if it is just a co-incidence. But it has been becoming more and more prevalent for him to hit and throw. I am still gathering my thoughts on the issue, as I try to figure out the best approach for him and me.