Leo Speak- Decoded

I hate to admit it but my little man keeps getting bigger. And before I know it he won’t be a little man anymore. But he is right now, and so before I forget I wanted to write down some of the things he says that makes it really hard for me to keep a straight face when he’s talking to me really seriously. So here they are, Leo’s top phrases, for the moment.

 

Carne Cheese

What he’s trying to say: Mac and cheese

What he means: I want mac and cheese

 

Gurt

What he’s trying to say: Yogurt

What he means: I want yogurt

 

Fire

What he’s trying to say: Police, Firetruck or Ambulance

What he means: Look at the cool car that makes cool sounds!

 

Flushie

What he’s trying to say: Slushie

What he means: I want a slushie

 

Tu quieres time out

What he’s trying to say: You need a time out

What he means: I don’t like that you’ve negated me something I want, so I think you deserve punishment

 

Manny esta enojo contigo

What he’s trying to say: Manny’s going to be mad at you

What he means: I’m going to call my godfather to defend me so I can have the toy I want

 

Estoy canso

What he’s trying to say:  I’m tired

What he means: You pushing me around in my stroller was really exhausting for me

 

Quiere su mama

What he’s trying to say: He wants his mom

What he means: That Hippo looks scared and needs his mom (we read a lion king book at night)

 

Zoom

What he’s trying to say: Iron Man

What he means: Iron Man

 

No quiero sleep

What he’s trying to say: I don’t want to go to bed

What he means: I’m over tired and need to go to bed now

 

Mami, share!

What he’s trying to say: please share with me

What he means: I would like to take ownership of what you have

 

Hug! (while outside)

What he’s trying to say: I want to hug the bird/squirrel/ bunny

What he means: I’m going to chase this bird/squirrel/bunny

 

Hug! (while inside)

What he’s trying to say: Hug

What he means: It’s a toss up between trying to tackle you or trying to actually hug you

 

Puppy

What he’s trying to say:  Puppy

What he means: Any dog

 

Vamos cruz!

What he’s trying to say: Let’s go to church

What he means: I can’t wait for the donuts I get after service ends

 

Quiero kick

What he’s trying to say:  I want to go swimming

What he means: Take me to the pool, or the beach!

 

Busca me!

What he’s trying to say: Come look for me

What he means: Pretend you’re having a really hard time finding me under this blanket

 

No tu canta

What he’s trying to say: Stop singing

What he means: Save my earbuds, PLEASE!

 

ROOOOOOAAAAAR

What he’s trying to say: ROOOOOOAAAAAR

What he means: I am not Leo, I am a Lion

 

Miga!

What he’s trying to say: hormiga (ant)

What he means: Ma, can I squish the ant please!

 

Yo quiero hippo juegos

What he’s trying to say: I want hippo videos

What he means: I want to watch Lion King

 

I laugh…danger…hahahah

What he’s trying to say: I laugh in the face of danger hahaha

What he means: I laugh in the face of danger hahaha

 

Hakuna matata…phrase…hakuna matata………days…philosophy…hakuna matata

What he’s trying to say: Sing the Hakuna Matata song

What he means: check out my vocal chops

 

Quiero band aiiiid

What he’s trying to say: I need a band aid

What he means: See this invisible bruise here? Yeah I need a band aid for that.

 

Yo hazo

What he’s trying to say: I’ll do it

What he means: Let me be a grown man

 

Yo soy good boy

What he’s trying to say: I am a good boy

What he means: I think I’ve done good enough to deserve this yogurt in the fridge

 

Tu eres mi bes fren*

What he’s trying to say: You’re my best friend

What he means: I love you, ma

 

*Definitely my favorite. I’ll take it for as long as he’ll keep calling me that.

 

Those are the ones I remembered. There may be a part 2 in the works…..Stay tuned.

 

 

 

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