Perhaps we put too much pressure on our babies when it comes to what their first word will be. Moms want it to be "mama" and dads get all smug when it's "dada" and as a mom I go by that standard response that "dada is just easier to say." This is all in an effort to not let dada think he's the favorite, you see. Of course, we're both secretly disappointed if the other parent is muttered first. But sometimes some kids blow the first word "competition" out of the water with a really good word. Don't lie ... if your child mumbled some 10-dollar word like "halcyon," you'd be broadcasting it all over the universe. I surely would. This kid in the video below, however, may have the very best first word ever said. There's nothing pretentious about it either. It's just a word that brings joy to all.
Unless you are vegan. In which case you may shudder in horror.
BACON!!! It's the one thing that has made many vegetarians I know go back to eating meat. The smell! The crispiness! The totally un-replicable taste that makes your mouth sing! This kid knows what I'm talking about. And she's so excited about bacon that she is eating her own hand.
My kids both said "dada" -- there's nothing exciting about that. Except for the fact that they said it with their cute little voices and ... yes ... it was totally exciting even still, but it's no big story. It's no "bacon" story. My first word though when I was a baby wasn't just one word; it was two words. "More milk." I'm still proud of that accomplishment to this day. My husband doesn't even know what his first word was. But I bet if it was "bacon" he'd remember!
How adorable is this baby's first word? (Try to be nice, if you are vegan.) What was your baby's first word?