Tuesday, February 19, 2008


we are in the height of babble in our house and it is quite enjoyable. often times it's that sweet continuation of one chosen sound such as ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ma, ma, ma, ma, ma, ma, ma (my fav), or da, da, da, da, da, da. i need to tell you about a babble gone wrong. it was wrong on the level that, i'm afraid for my future. R was pushing her train. note: this is an actual push-approved toy. toy made to be pushed. with wheels. not like a table, chair, trash can, or other object that is, in fact, not made to be pushed. in their baby minds, everything was made to be pushed. that's the purpose of all objects. to be pushed (or put in mouths. or both). as i was saying, train-pushing. life was good. push. push. push. so i asked the obvious, to my darling daughter, as i often do..."are you pushing your train?" here's where the babble went wrong. it wasn't the usual da, da, da, da, da, da. it was a clearly enunciated "duh." just one. "duh." there was a pause in train-pushing. there was a look. and there was a "duh." she's too young to know about "no doi" but if she knew, i think i would have gotten it. did she not get the memo about mommy behavior and it being perfectly acceptable to ask the obvious questions? "are you looking at your book?", "do you have a ball?", "is that a turtle?" PERFECTLY ACCEPTABLE! why am i already not cool? why am i already not cool?!


Andrew said...

So I think it is great that you got your Google Ads up and working, but what isn't cool is that you thought a Hair Club sponsor was a fun way to mock your husband's (lack of) hair.

I need to talk to your people at Google...

Austin Aunt said...

Isn't R just the smartest little girl ever? I can hear it now...."Reese, do you want to go shopping on Fifth Avenue with your Austin Aunt?" I am sure that question would bring on the "Duh" even now. "Would you like your Austin Aunt to buy those adorable leopard shoes in this fab store in NYC?" This would bring about a major "duh."