Pimping Out My Baby, or "Fun with echolalia*"

by doodaddy on February 5, 2008

Today at the garden store (buying a LEMON! tree), Boobaby riffed on the subject of bugs.

"I dig bugs. Shovel bugs. Worms! Oh SNAP! Worms. Ladybug party! Ladybug party!"

I know, she loves bugs, but — I’ll admit — I was giving her a little help.

I would steer her near the nursery staff and whisper little encouragements in her ear until she piped up and they noticed.

Doodaddy: What do we find in the yard?
Baby Boo: "Bugsz!"
What kind of bugs?
Say really loud ‘That’s a Douglas fir’
"Douklaz fer!"

When the gardeners glanced over, I quickly looked away and affected a casual look, as if to say "What, that? Oh, yeah, she’s just smart that way. Does this all the time."


*You probably know what echolalia is: that repeating thing kids do, where they say everything they just heard and make possible cute but almost-disturbing but completely hilarious videos. Apparently, it’s also a disease condition in adults. And a lot of bloggers… 🙂

You’ve probably seen the Will Ferrell video, too, but just in case: The "Landlord" can be found here.

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

jessicab February 6, 2008 at 11:07 am

We will just start calling you Pimp Daddy.


Avery February 6, 2008 at 12:52 pm

That’s called parenting party tricks. We’re not above it ourselves. It’s quite amusing really.


Ophelia Rising February 6, 2008 at 5:44 pm

OH, yes. I’m no stranger to the prodding and prompting of the small child. Sometimes when Olivia’s on the phone, I’ll whisper something like, “Say, ‘I love you, Daddy.'” And she whispers into the receiver, “I love you, Daddy.”

DOH! She always manages to foil my little plans!

I SO love that your little one loves bugs. May she always love the crawling, swimming, and four-legged ones.


the egel nest February 7, 2008 at 6:36 pm

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Bradley's Mom February 7, 2008 at 9:02 pm

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