I don't know what is up, but my darling super-intelligent 22-month-old cannot seem to request anything without dragging out every syllable.
"Mooo-mmmm-yyy, Iiii waaaant moooore innn cuuuup pleeeeease."
"I waaaant tooo eeeeeat!"
And my all-time fave: "Nnnnnn-nnnnn-ndy!!!" (Translation: CANDY)
He recently learned the word "mine" just to top it off.
These days he even sings his ABC's with a nasally on-the-verge-of-tears ear-throbbing sound.
Did I mention that everything he says is repeated over and over and over and over again and followed by a continuous whimpering even after I've fulfilled his request? He does mix it up every once in a while by adding a piercing cry or throwing himself on the floor in a sprawled out nobody-cares-about-me fashion. (And here I thought I wouldn't have to deal with that attitude until he's a teenager.)
I have to admit that as much as I loooooove him (and I absolutely do) the continuous wailing is really getting to me. It's like someone is constantly flicking my nerve endings with a guitar pick. No, it's not excruciating pain, but it sure gets annoying after a while.
I gaze over at him now and he is sitting in the floor playing with miniature cars saying "Vrrroom, vrrooom, *sniffle, sniffle, whimper* vrrooom."
Sigh. Maybe he's in pain with the last of his teeth coming in. Maybe it's just a phase, maybe it's a part of his personality. Who knows, really? (If you DO know, please inform me so I may adjust the situation LOL.) Maybe the universe is trying to teach ME something.
Well, I can say that I've realized this much: Hangovers suck. But that doesn't keep me from drinking alcohol on occasion - because the good effects are worth the risk. (And I've learned how to generally avoid hangovers too hehehe.)