We spent 2 weeks over the holidays with my parents. O-E couldn’t pronounce “GR” noises, so his grandparents were “poppy” and “amma”, which he came up with on his own. Despite his inability to say “GR” when speaking, he has been able to tell you that a bear or tiger growl with a ferocious “GRRRR” since he was just over a year old. On Christmas day, Poppy tried to get him to say “Gravy” at dinner by saying “Grrrr-avy”. O-E picked this up very quickly, complete with a demonic voice that you couldn’t imagine coming out of a 20 month old boy. The only problem was that he thought poppy was saying GRRR-Baby. So, for weeks after, O-E would walk around saying “Grrr-baby” in the most terrifying toddler voice he could manage. Including to his 3 week old baby brother. Not surprising, Wossy is not so sure about his big brother, even to this day!
* He really does love his brother, and just wants to hug and kiss him, though you can’t tell by his vocalizations! Or the mildly possessed look in his eyes in this picture.