Bir is the word

Amelia J likes birds. If she hears them while she’s eating her dinner she stops and listens. If she sees a magpie on the road when we’re out on a walk she waves her arms around and says “ya ah!”.

This morning while Big-P and I sat up in bed drinking coffee with Amelia J sitting between us playing with her two dolls, Squeezy Boo and Canadian Baby, a couple of Noisy Minor birds landed in a tree outside the window. Amelia got excited and pointed at them and said “ah!!”. We said “Birds!”. They flew away and then she turned to a poster on the wall which has birds on it and she pointed to that and said “bir!”.

A little later a pigeon landed in the same tree. At the same time a car alarm went off nearby. Wooop Woop Woop. Amelia looked at us and smiled (all gums and two bottom teeth), and looked back at the pigeon and went “wooo”.

The child is a genius I tell you!