Raising a baby comes with all sorts of significant milestones. The first time the baby rolls over on their own or offers that initial adorable smile are important events for him or her, as well as for the parents and the whole family. Babies grow surprisingly quick, and each of those milestones is something to be treasured.
Most parents can probably remember those special moments, especially a baby’s first word. It seems that once a baby starts talking, they have a lot to say. But, it’s always a mystery as to what the first word will be. “Mama” and “Dada” are popular first words, and it’s normal for parents to encourage their little ones to call them directly by their name. There may even be a little bit of competition as to whose name is said first.
And let’s not forget how kids are known to say the darndest things. They can very much say and do things out of turn that might be hysterical, embarrassing, sweet or authentic. Kids totally know how to live in the moment! Pairing this knack for immediacy with their crossing off of milestone after milestone, and you’ve got some pretty great memories to be made. Especially when it comes to a child’s first word. Watch how the doting grandparents in this video are eager to know their grandchild’s first word, and they’re hard at work encouraging him to say something. Their conversation goes something like this:
“Say Mama. Do you want to?”
The adorable baby simply stared back, refusing to speak.
“Do you want to say milk?”
Again, he has no response. Then, Grandpa had a great idea. It came as quite a surprise, but it worked!
“I know what his first word would be.”
What? Taco? Who would ever think of that as a first word? But, to everyone’s surprise, and delight, the baby unmistakably utters the word, “taco.” Now, before you start to think that this adorable little one has an affinity for a certain tortilla-wrapped food, it also happens to be the name of the family cat. Obviously, this little boy adores his pet.
Whatever the reason, I can’t get enough of his first word as “taco,” and it had me laughing out loud. Click below to watch it for yourself!