Anda Posted August 16, 2007 Report Share Posted August 16, 2007 I am not kidding. It's not like he's pushing the limits, no, that's not what I meant. Although he does that on a regular basis. But that's not why I am writing now. He knows the name of a gazillion of his toys. Old news. In a recent discussion with Holly's mom (on a toy thread in the Gallery) we both shared how difficult it becomes to remember the correct name for each toy, especially if there are more than one of the same kind/species I taught him how to shake a toy on command, by asking him "How do we play with *insert toy name*?". He loved the game, and took it one step further. When HE wants to play with a toy, he now brings it to us and shakes it to make us ask him "How do we play with *toy*?", then he's satisfied and shakes the toy even harder, as a "Good human!" encouragement. Now he increased the level of difficulty of this game. He would bring us a random toy, some that he hasn't played with in months, long enough time for us (especially Chris), to have already forgotten the correct name of the toy. So I hear Chris the other night saying "Gorilla?" "Kitty?" "Rope?" etc etc and went to find Ouzo standing with a toy on a rope and staring at Chris who was trying to guess the name of the toy. Only when I said "Pig?" (it was a pink pig head on a rope), Ouzo grinned and started to shake his head in approval. The fun continued throughout the evening, with Ouzo picking random obscure toys who haven't seen the light of the day in weeks (from the bottom of his toy basket) and testing to see if we knew the names. I then tried to call his toys "Enciclopedia?" "Television?" and other non-sense words for him, and he would only shake his head if I had the correct name! LOL Wonder what he's going to think next! I might not pass the next test! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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