As you know, the girl loves role playing. Her current favorite role is playing a baby. Sometimes it is really funny to see how the 4yo big girl acts like her little baby brother. She ‘baby talks’ to us, plays with her brother’s toys and even try to sit on his infant seat or the exersaucer! Sometimes she will even ask me to feed her some baby food! 😆 I know she probably does it because she wants to get some attentions from us or that she is just trying to be funny and have fun with her role play. Anyway, we are not concern about the girl but more for her little brother who is absorbing everything he sees and hears like a sponge now.
Because the girl loves to play screaming and giggling games with her brother, the boy now thinks that it is fun to “scream” on top of his voice too. So, you can imagine how “quiet” our house can be when both are in their “chatty” mood. Of course, I know this screaming phase will eventually pass but the part we are more concern about is that as the girl baby talks (actually it’s more like cooing and babbling) to the boy all the time, he may learn to baby talk too. We are worried that this may cause some speech development issues later. You can’t blame us for worrying too much – we are the parents! Oh well, I guess there is nothing much we can do but to keep reminding the girl to speak proper English to her brother. Parenting two children is so much harder than one.