Thursday, June 12, 2008

21. Communication

Max is eighteen months old but he has decided that speech is superfluous! 'Ugg!' has to express everything. But, as every grandmother out there knows, there are more ways of communicating than by speech!


Max is not yet two years old but I am quite astounded
At our communication: it is open, free, unbounded.
Which is really quite amazing, for all he says is 'Ugg!"
Yes, all my little grandson says is 'Ugg!'

Max says ' I'm sorry Grandma; my banana's on the rug!'
He says 'I'd like a drink of milk in my own special mug!'
He says 'My jacket's on too tight; I'll give the zip a tug!'
He says ' Come see my little train and see it go chug-chug!'
He says 'Look at this tiny thing, this pretty little bug!'
He says ' Come out and see my dirt and the great big hole I dug!'

We have long conversations with our smiles and with our eyes.
He's not yet two years old and yet he's very, very wise.
And when he says 'I love you, Grandma; can I have a hug?'
I know the only word he needs is 'Ugg!'


Kat said...

Can see that the Grandma and Grandson are in the same wave length. Max is a lucky kid..!!!

Dee Martin said...

The special language of grandmas and grandchildren is a wonderful thing - with you as a grandmother words will come soon enough :)

Stan Ski said...

My two year old daughter is also fluent in this language.

Linda Jacobs said...

This is adorable! My granddaughter is already 4 and I miss those days when she was learning how to talk.

anthonynorth said...

Ah, this is the first language from which all others came.

keiths ramblings said...

Absolutely delightful! Teenagers make a very similar sound!

Anonymous said...

Awhh so sweet :)
Loved this read.

Americanising Desi said...

sweet read :)

Frantic Fluency

Lilibeth said...

Which proves that communication is half speaker/ half listener. Great poem.