im all for speaking to a child like an adult. i'm not up to speed with my child-rearing reads but it seems like a sensible way to introduce language and vocabulary to the little one.
bonus pointer :: i find it funny when kiddos speak like grown ups.
but im in two minds when it comes to certain vocabulary..
more specifically when referring to urm... your privates.
okay, its a little juvenile but i can't say "penis" and "vagina" without cracking up. so we did a little poll with our friends to find out what their parents called their privates when growing up. which was the funniest thing i've done cos we found the darnest (and weirdest) nicknames! :) and more amazingly, some friends went through their whole lives without having to discuss their privates with their parents!! how?!?
my top choice of nicknames at this moment, which we use with muu, is "little red rocket" (boy), "fine china" (girl) and "chocolate star" (both). the husband disagrees and thinks we should go with "twig and berries" (boy). hope we reach a compromise soon...
so i thought it'll be fun to ask you..
what did your parents use! any gems to share?
p.s. i was trying to protect muu's modesty with my foot massager.
just in case you were wondering...