Boobaby Learns to Spell

by doodaddy on September 15, 2007

“Are there any c-r-a-c-k-e-r-s in the cupboard?”
“Should we call B-u-d-d-y-B-o-y for a p-l-a-y-d-a-t-e?”
“Isn’t this the anniversary of the E-m-a-n-c-i-p-a-t-i-o-n P-r-o-c-l-a-m-a-t-i-o-n?”

Maybe it’s just p-a-r-a-n-o-i-a, but I think Boobaby mostly understands what we spell out. I said “o-u-t” the other day and she started jumping up and down and clapping. I’m fairly sure she knows “p-a-r-k,” too, and “p-r-e-t-z-e-l” and definitely “z-o-o.”

As soon as I start spelling something out, she gets an evil gleam in her eye and starts listening intently for a familiar pattern. And, often as not, she hears one.

Sigh. For a 19-month old, Boo is one tough c-o-o-k-i-e.

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Matthew September 15, 2007 at 9:14 pm

My wife tends to spell out words that really don’t need to be spelled out. I usually bugs me when she does this but after reading your post, perhaps she’s trying to throw our kids off by mixing things up.

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Ann Marie September 15, 2007 at 9:35 pm

Oh they start so young these days.
When the youngest was around 2ish I was talking to the husband about work and this b-i-t-c-h I worked with. Keep in mind we did the same thing you did and used the spelling thing for everything from bad words to good words it was never on a pattern. This kid looks at me and says You say bad word. UMMM excuse me WHAT?

Granted I must not have been spelling it quite enough because just about a week later some moron pulls out in front of me and I had to do the slam on the breaks thing flinging everything forward and let me tell you when you have 3 kids under the age of 5 that is A LOT of stuff to fling. When I heard from the back seat.. Stupid b-i-t-c-h except he didn’t spell it, I just looked at him and said you better NOT be talking talk about ME young man.

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