I was blowing raspberries in the yard this morning.
The tall person heard me and told me that at around 5 months, a child will start blowing spit bubbles – or raspberries – a skill that helps it learn how to move its mouth, tongue, and lips together, and later be able to form words.
He went on to say that it reminded him of something the American author Annie Dillard once said, “There is a certain age at which a child looks at you in all earnestness and delivers a long, pleased speech in all the true inflections of spoken English, but with not one recognizable syllable.”
I asked the tall person how old I am today and he told me I am 2 years, 3 months, 2 weeks and 4 days old.
Who would have believed that this tiny pup……….
……..would become this huge pup in such a short time?
Hmm. At this rate of expansion I will be as big as Tbilisi in another 2 years, 3 months, 2 weeks and 4 days.
I will inform the city planners. Based on my growth prediction, in 2 years, 3 months, 2 weeks and 4 days there will only be room enough in Tbilisi for me, the tall person, De, the little person, Mari and my cat Barnaby. Because of this I suggest the city planners begin preparations to re-name Tbilisi. I suggest Bassaville.
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