Thursday, September 08, 2005

Penny for her thoughts

I have often wondered when a baby begins to organize thoughts and how simple they must be until they develop into "talking" thoughts like we have. You know, where you can carry a conversation in your head. C'mon...YOU KNOW.

Anyway, today Isabella was playing with an old phone, holding it behind her neck like most babies do, chatting away. I'm positive she's learned to do this from watching her dad and I talk on the phone, but she would chatter...pause...ahahahaha...chatter some more...pause...ahahaha (as if she heard a good joke)...pause...chatter and laugh some more. It was hilarious! You would think she was honestly talking and listening to another person!

I don't know how they'd do it but if scientists could ever find out what or when logical thoughts form in a child's head, I would love to know about it. Babies mimic everything in the beginning, but at some point they are seriously having their own talking thoughts. Just hope they are sweet ones and not plotting how best to "accidentally" order things online using daddy's credit card. Though that could be a good excuse for me....

6 comments:

Amanda Sue said...

LOL! give her a few years on the credit card scheme, dear.

i bet she is super cute "talking" on the phone! and i bet you videoed it for me, too, right???

Jennboree said...

Crap. no, I didn't! But I'm sure she'll do a repeat performance soon. I do have her babbling with the cat though.

Amanda Sue said...

um, what is the POINT of a video camera if every second of your child's life is not documented for posterity? huh? tell me!

Michelle said...

The problem with the video camera is that if the battery runs out once, then you have to keep it plugged into the wall 24/7 for that one moment when said infant does something adorable, or funny, or whatever, and usually, by the time you get to the camera, the purpose that drove you to jump off the couch and leap across the room to the camera has ended, because the infant thinks that your acrobatics is oh so much more interesting than whatever it was that they were doing!

Jennboree said...

I know! I've run to get the camera twice already, only to have her mesmerized by my gymnast abilities and therefore forgeting to be adorable.

Amanda Sue said...

um... if you would carry the camera around in your fanny pack, you would not have this problem.