Chatty monkey.

My son is starting to talk and it’s the cutest thing ever.  Most of it is gibberish, but as the days go by he’s trying more sounds and adding more words to his vocabulary.  He’s a regular motormouth, just like his dad (that’s me).  Aside from learning to walk, this has been the developmental milestone I’ve been looking forward to the most.  Okay, I’m also looking forward to the day he learns to use the toilet by himself, but one milestone at a time.

It’s been really amazing since he’s found the beginnings of his voice.  Mostly funny, because babies trying to talk are freaking adorable and attempts at words like “truck” sound like near-obscenities, but also amazing to watch a human being develop communication skills from scratch and take pride in knowing that I’m playing a large part in that development.

Anyway, here are some examples of my son’s adorable attempts at speech, all taken from my Vine account:

It looks like he’s disagreeing with whatever he just said.

Whatever he’s saying, he’s passionate about it.


Poop?  “Poop.”

Monkey.  Only monkey.

Daddy.  Mommy.  Some gibberish to top it all off.

About Michael

Michael Terracciano loves comic books, superheroes, outer space, and telling stories. His friends call him "Mookie." He spent the last ten years as the author and artist of the fantasy webcomic, "Dominic Deegan: Oracle for Hire." He enjoys spending time with his wife and their three cats. His favorite planet is Jupiter because it's awesome. He wants having superpowers to be fun again, and for this to be a universe you want to escape to, not from. He hopes you enjoy reading Star Power.