"loquacious" - talkative
"logophile" - a word-lover
Well I couldn't really do anything else with my "L" post other than write about my beautiful daughter, Lauren.
Lauren is now 3 years and 3 months old but speaks much more like a teenager. She knows what she wants, she doesn't always get it (except when she just looks too cute and I give in!), and she is becoming increasingly loquacious. She certainly couldn't have got that from me; I grew up as an extremely shy boy, and although that's changed, I wouldn't categorise myself as being particularly extrovert.
I'm pretty sure something Lauren will take from me is my love of the English language and vocabulary. I am a logophile and Lauren already possesses a sound repertoire of words which she uses on a regular basis. She can also distinguish gender by appropriately using 'he' or 'she', something which my English students have always struggled with.
One of my favourite lines Lauren often repeats happens when I take my HP Sauce from the fridge and place it on the table ready for dinner,
"You and your HP Sauce eh!"
Yes she talks just like us. She also takes some decent pictures in front of the camera. Here are a few of my favourites:
But my favourite picture of Lauren hasn't changed since the first month of her life. Here she is at 21 days old - I just love this picture of her!
How many children do you have?
How many would you like to have?