Nicholas loves big words. He’s not happy with single syllable words, so looks for the long version or adds it to other words to make the phrase at least 3 to 4 syllables long. Some of his favourite words these days are “casa bombero” (fire hall), “shuttlecock”, “badminton birdie”, and “lacrosse stick”. “Bike” alone is not sufficient … it must be either a “momo-bike” or a “pedal-bike”.
The first time he sat on his tricycle, he was ADAMANT that he must have a “momo-bike helmet”. Yay!!! Sweetheart, I am MORE than happy to buy you a helmet …. I’m thrilled to know that you believe you should wear when. When we went to the park last week, he was very concerned by the kids on bikes that were not wearing helmets. Woohoo! As fearless as he appears most of the time, he does seem to have a streak of safety-consciousness in him! Here’s a short video showing his concern that we should both have helmets, too, even though we weren’t on our bikes. Perhaps he’s concerned that we’re getting older and might just suddenly tip over and hit our heads?