Monday, January 26, 2009

What Did You Say?

I think everyone has been in the position where they are babysitting a toddler, and they keep repeating something, and you have no earthly idea what they are saying. Yet, they keep saying it; over, and over, and over again. Then, in walks the mom and you say, "She kept saying (fill in the word), but I had no idea what she was saying." The mom jumps right in and replies, "Oh, she is saying (fill in the actual word in English)."

I was always in amazement at those Mom's. How did she know that? And, how in the world did she think I would know what that babble meant? Why did she act surprised that someone who had spoken English for their entire life could not make out what her child had just said?


Well, here I am with two toddlers of my own. I can now add interpreter to my list of Mommy-Abilities. I have learned not to assume that people know what my children are saying, but I sure do feel good about it when they get it right! Even though I am pretty sure that no one will be able to translate what Maddie is saying, I know exactly what she is saying. I think if the word was used in context you could probably figure it out. To be non-biased (and, ok, a little difficult), I have her saying the word out of context.


So, a challenge I present before you. What is little Miss Maddie Jane saying? (My husband and mother can not participate....either can Ruthie)

She says it so confidently, you feel as if you should know what she is saying, right?

Let the guessing begin!

(On a more disgusting side note: that entire meal she is eating during this video was vomited up in the middle of the night. Special shout out to Mark for helping with the clean-up mission in the dark, and not vomiting himself.)

10 comments:

Elizabeth said...

good girl?

Brian and Katie Whitt said...

she's saying Thank You. although it might be good girl as well (like Elizabeth said)

Kristen said...

Good guess, but no on both. I will give you a hint. When pronounced properly, the word is only one syllable.

CapAFD said...

My 2 guesses woiuld have been kitkat (kitty cat)followed by cookie, but neither word is monosyllabic. Oh well.

Allison said...

I was at a loss, so I asked Madigan. She gave me the "duh" look and said, "ga ga"... Not one syllable, but a pretty good guess.

Jenifer said...

I live for your blog! I guess the word "gross" because whatever it is she's eating looks gross!!!!!!

Micah said...

I believe she was saying, "I love my Uncle Micah. He is the best." But I may have misunderstood.

Lori said...

cake?

Abs and Jason said...

Doggie?

megan said...

Sounds like she is saying "Good". Whatever is it, she's mighty happy saying it. By the way, I love your blog. Thanks for sharing with us.