.....and "Don, hand me the bowl of cooey-cooey!"
It's no wonder my brother now opts for Coke and chocolates anytime.
I am not exactly ridicule-free when it comes to kidspeak. I used to exclaim "BOXIBLE!" every time I saw a basketball. To this day, when I bump into old friends of my grandparents and parents, I am greeted with the inevitable: "Hi, Miss Boxible!"
Presently, our own child has begun to babytalk a mile a minute. Admittedly, we cannot fully decipher what he is saying half the time. However, he does have favorite words which he utters over and over again and which we are able to successfully translate into adultspeak.
*May only be said when accompanied with a ferocious growl.
*May be used interchangeably for tricycle, bicycle and unicycle.
*May also be used when spotting a cow.
But for us parents, the best, most fabulously heartwarming baby words to ever come out of his lips so far are "WUV YOU!" which he accompanies by a big "MWAAAAAAAAAAAAH!"
How about you? What were your unforgettable baby words?
February 06, 2007
Talk Baby Talk
When my brother Don was a toddler, he used to refer to candies as "COOEY-COOEY" and Pepsi as "PSSSSSS-PSSSSSS." Apparently, I'm not the only who remembers this amusing phase in his learning-to-talk life as our older relations mercilessly never fail to remind my poor sibling of this whenever there's a family reunion: "Please pass the Pssssss-pssss!"....