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Whatchu say?

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Maybe it’s just me.. (oh yeah, it IS me) but people in my life sure talk weird.

At the Kingdom of Tired, we sometimes talk like a Minnesotan version of the Teletubbies. Quirky toddler words have become every day speech. I need to clean up my act. People are starting to look at me weird and offer me handicap parking.
Take food for instance. Since Prince Jakey-D was old enough to talk, bananas have been “beenanas” and pillows were “pows.” With Sara her feet were “beets” and the plural was “boutz.” To this day I catch myself still saying using that terminology.

The other day, I was trying to clean up a sticky-child-induced-mess at a friend’s house the other day and asked for a “cough cough” (washcloth). My request was met with silence and a blank stare. Duh. Get me a wet piece of cloth already. Geesh.

My husband seems to have gotten a clue. I haven’t heard him calling crocodiles “taco-diles” or Zebras “Sweebas” like his half-crazed wife. Maybe I should follow his lead and talk like the big girl I am. It would be nice if he’d just work with me a little though. Just yesterday I asked him to open the “now now” (window) and got an eye roll and a head shake.

Com’on people, get with my program.

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10 thoughts on “Whatchu say?

  1. […] I remember back (not all that long ago) when trying to conduct any conversation with non-sleep-deprived adults resulted in a lot of Whatchu say?” […]

  2. One time, I found myself telling a friend that I needed to get off the phone because I was going to go “nite nite”.

  3. My son is 5 and in the last few months he has begun to make up his own language…Thankfully he translates for us…but it pretty funny all the same!!!

  4. Stopping by from SITs.

    I know what you mean. I’ll sometimes ask my husband if he has to go potties and he’s not amused. He’s all, “Um, if you mean do I have to go to the BATHROOM then the answer is yes..”

  5. While this is very funny, I know wht you mean. i think this is just you being a mommy and i dont see anything wrong with it. As long as your kids understand you what else matters right?

    Love and Prayers,

    Tim

  6. Now here’s the important question. Do your kids still use these words or just you? Inquiring minds want to know. LOL!

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