I love baby babble. It is so sweet when your little one, fully engages you with their babbling noises. We as parents respond with genuine enthusiasm and excitement. Eventually that babble turns into words and those words still are often only interpreted by those who know them best. Today’s post is about just that, words that only parents would understand.
Morgan had a list of words that only made sense to a few of us. There are a number of words that she incorrectly ended with “y or ie”; (for example, blankie or bathy). I think I am to blame. Surely I must have tried to make cute baby talk by adding those endings, and she copied me – why I did this I’ll never know. I guess you can equate it to adults that look at a baby and say “goo goo ga gee”; definitely not cute. Who agrees?
Morgan still has a few words that she says with the extra letters. A great example is when she is ordering ribs at a restaurant, she orders “Milk, corn on the cob and ribbies”. Bear with me as I attempt to phonetically spell some of her past Morgan-isms:
There’s a whatey dink in my cone: There is water in my corn
Scooter bike: Three wheeled scooter
Since Em is our second child I thought it would be easier to understand her but she had a language all her own. Some of her Em-isms are:
rain-gee-ging: you would think this is raining, right? No, it means windy.
(store) home: This requires a longer explanation. She adds the word home when it is a location that we frequent, for example “Chick-fil-A home”, “Target home”, “Publix home”. If we go to a different Target, it is not “Target home”. She likes “Target home” better.
Pom pooter: Computer
Chaulky milk: Chocolate milk
Poohie: Winnie the Pooh
Pider: Any bug
A few of our favorite quotes lately have been:
“Mom, don’t you just love the words that are coming out of my head?” Morgan
“Where can I put this yucky not?” Em, across the park, holding up a booger on her finger
“Ok mom, can I play with just me now?” Morgan wanting Emily to go away.
“Let’s go on a kid’s date.” Em to Morgan
What are some words only your child says? Any quotable quotes lately?