Loud and slow. That describes how you talk. You want, not only, to be heard, you want to be understood. You know exactly what you are saying, and you get frustrated when someone doesn't understand you. You also need to be looked at, and want to make sure who ever you are talking to is paying attention to you. You will sometimes gently grab my face and make sure I am looking at you. When you say "Momma" its not enough that I say "what?". I must look at you.
You try your best to pronounce words as correctly as you can. Sometimes it takes you three or four times of stopping and starting a sentence over before you get it "right", where YOU are happy with it. For example, just today you did this. It was while Daddy was practicing a song. And this is what you said to me:
"That was a... Momma, that was a gre... Momma, that was a gr... Momma, that was a... Momma, I liked that song!"
No I am not exaggerating. I just so happened to have my notepad & pen with me and wrote it down so I wouldn't forget. I assume you were going to say that it was a great song. Usually you dont change the sentence in the end. Usually you finish it. But maybe the word "great" was too much to get out, today. :)
Sometimes I am impatient with you. I make the mistake of telling you to just "Spit it out already!". However, then you must stop your sentence and tell me; "Momma, I dont got anything in my mouth." So I apologize, so you can continue your sentence. I guess that phrase is a little confusing for a 3 year old isn't it? But Momma is learning AND working on her patience too.
Another thing about the way you talk is something that I find totally adorable. Its that even though you pronounce a word differently, you know exactly how it SHOULD be pronounced. For example, you have not yet mastered how to pronounce a "Z". So you pronounce your name as "Naner" instead of Zander. But if I pronounce it as "Naner" to see if you notice, you DO notice. You KNOW the difference, and get frustrated then attempt to correct me. Like so:
You: NO, NA-NER!
You: YEAH! Naner!
Its very sweet. You are very smart. Mommy is always proud of you, and delighted to talk with you. I love our conversations. I love the stories you tell. And I love the way you talk and speak right now at this time. :) I know eventually you will learn to speak and pronounce words, sounds, letters correctly. And I will continue to encourage and help you. But I must admit I very much enjoy this time. Your words, how you speak them now. I cherish every bit of it. And I will miss it when its gone. I hope I never forget it.
I love you very much Zander-Boo.