Recently, My Airman and I have taken to spelling out certain words while within hearing shot of the little man -- words like "cookie," "candy," "juice," "presents," etc. :o) Most times, it helps. Other times, I don't know if it's a lucky guess or what, but he seems to know just what we're spelling!
Sometimes, we spell words just because it's fun to hear him try to copy what we've said (or rather, what he thinks we said).
Take the incident in the car today.
Me: Man, I'm really getting h-u-n-g-r-y.
My Airman: Me, too. I'm s-t-a-r-v-i-n-g.
Me: I want some s-o-u-p or maybe a s-a-l-a-d.
My Airman: Sounds good.
Little Man: I want some p-o-o-p!
Obviously, he had no idea what he was spelling... at least, I hope he didn't! I can only imagine what new stories this next year will hold for our family. :o) Happy New Year, everyone!