So, Andrew is just over two years old, and we can understand almost everything he says these days. However, some things take several tries before we get it right. See below:
Andrew (A.): "Mommy, I see graggle."
Me (M.): "You see what, bubby? Dragon?"
A.: "I see graggle."
M: "Oh, triangle! That's right, bud!"
We have several conversations per day like this. Here are a few other words we've interpreted.
fwok=fork (we are REALLY trying to work on this one, as it sounds like a nasty word and is rather embarrassing when he screams it across a restaurant in public)
nuk=milk (although he's recently overcome this one, and now says "mee-yulk")
beer=bear (this is kind of funny when he says, "mommy, BEER!!!" and really wants his stuffed animal)
fwahg=flag or frog (or sometimes it even sounds like fork)
Andrew also has a few signature phrases that we hear daily:
"Mommy, I be wiiiiiiite back."
"Where's Yeeya? School. Backback. Wuchbox. Where's Daddy? Dow-stairs. Office. Wer-king. Where's Te-tchuh (Fletcher)? Nuh-no! (don't know) Where's A-doo? Ri-HERE!!!"
"Wook, Mommy! Wook!"
"Bessya Mommy" (after a sneeze)
"Peek-oo Mommy" (Thank you Mommy)
"Mommy A-doo Petzohs." (literal translation: Mommy Andrew Pretzels.)
"Dess what, Mommy! Cow jumpedumpedumpedupmed duh MOON!" (somewhere along the way he became enamored with the phrase "cow jumped over the moon.")
I hope you've enjoyed your lesson in Andrew-ese!