One of the funny developments to having an infant who is trying to parse every word you speak is the realization you can’t curse as freely as you used to.

Yeah, I know, I don’t exactly use curse words all that much on the blog, but in regular, day to day conversations, well, I curse here and there.

And here’s the kicker – the effect of suppressing curse words around Emma seems to have the inverse effect of having me sprout baby talkisms around adults.

Speaking of Emma, at 16 months, she’s quite the communicator. She knows more than a few words and a couple two word phrases, along with the sign language symbol for “more” 🙂 We’ve always been sure she understood more words than she can actually communicate with her voice and learning some sign language has been fun.