(photo: June 2007)
When Clayton's speech finally took off, one thing lagged far behind: the word "YES." He subsituted "HEY!" for "YES" forever. We thought he'd never actually make the transition, but somewhere along the way, he finally started answering with "yes." He still had to use his version of the word: "wep!" More recently, he's almost gotten it perfect with "wes." And of course we're happy with that since a boy with no front teeth can't exactly get it all right!
Enter Jackson. Little brother has decided on his own version of the affirmative. "Tay" (with a slight head nod) is Jackson's answer to all things yes. And after several weeks (or has it been months?) of listening to us chuckle over Jackson's verbage, Clayton has decided that answering with "tay" gets him a lot of laughs as well. At first I thought he would only do it a couple of times. However, he's noticed this word game gets everyone's attention. So for now, it seems that both of my children have adopted this "TAY" as their answer for the affirmative!