This is an old Disney plate someone gave us.
S usually eats her breakfast off it in the mornings.
Her first (and favourite) word is duck. Whenever she sees a duck, she shouts “duck!!” at the top of her voice. When she realised the rubber ducks in the bathroom were also ducks, she started saying it when she saw them. And then, when she realised there was a duck in the book “Yak, Yuck” she started pointing and shouting it whenever we read that book. It’s known as that book.
All of those ducks are yellow (except the real ones, obviously)
We’ve watched Donald Duck cartoons on YouTube several times, but she’s never really made the connection. He doesn’t actually look very ducky, does he. He wears a blue coat, for goodness’ sake.
Yesterday, when she was eating her breakfast, she started shouting “duck!… Duck!… Duck!”
I glanced at the plate, saw the yellow and said “yes, it’s yellow like a duck but this is a doggie!” thinking she meant Pluto.
Then she moved a piece of toast to the side, pointed to Donald Duck, and started saying “Duck!” again.
Aside from the fact I felt fairly stupid, I was really chuffed with her!
And yes, I really did write an entire blog post about a Disney plate and a duck. What of it?

Vicky Charles

Vicky is a mother, a blogger, a podcaster and a social media trainer. She writes about life as a single mother, parenting and lifestyle type things.

6 Comments

there and back again · 30/10/2013 at 10:32

Ooh this made me all nostalgic for a Ducktales plate I had as a child! Joss' favourite word is duck, it was her first one too!

Anne Stone · 30/10/2013 at 16:48

clever girl, and a lovely plate :)

Caroline · 30/10/2013 at 21:11

My first word was duck too! Probably a result of going to look at the ducks in the park… I always assumed most babies' first word would be 'mama' or a variation thereof, but maybe not!

mumturnedmom · 30/10/2013 at 22:41

My wee girls first words were largely instructions… :) This is a lovely post – you'll be so glad you recorded it properly :) #SSAmazingAchievements

Laura Mummy to Boyz · 01/11/2013 at 07:25

Love that plate – what a great memory #SSAmazingAchievements

Jane Roberts · 03/11/2013 at 20:37

I love this post, your last comment really made me chuckle. We love Donald in our house he really makes Ethan laugh. What a lovely moment to share. It&#39;s great that she is making all of these connections. <br /><br />Thanks for linking up with Small Steps Amazing Achievements :0)<br />x

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