First Sentences

Gamma said his first sentence yesterday: “Throw hat”

My wife called me from the store. She said when she went to get him out of his car seat, he threw his hat and then said “throw hat”. He wasn’t mad – he just wanted to throw his hat.

Contrast that with Beta’s first sentence multi-word phrase: “Momma’s spoon“.

He might not have had the apostrophe and ‘s’ in there, but he meant it. We were at the dinner table. He picked up my wife’s silverware, held up the spoon, and said “Momma spoon”.

There was no throwing involved.

And Alpha? No one can remember his first sentence. He was very good with his speech from the beginning. And maybe we, as new parents, didn’t know to remember the transition from single words to multiple words.

In case you’re wondering, the first words for each were:

  • Alpha: “Uh-oh” (said whenever anybody dropped anything)
  • Beta: “Ba” (it meant ‘ball’ and ‘bottle’ and maybe some other things too. I think ‘ball’ came first)
  • Gamma: “Momma” (said just about all the time, for just about anything)

Then He said, “Throw it on the ground.” So he threw it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from it.

Exodus 4:3

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One Response to “First Sentences”

  1. Arby Says:

    I’m glad his first words didn’t involve tossing silverware. “Throw knife!” would have been disconcerting.

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