I said "Do you speak-a my language?"
He just smiled and gave me a vegemite sandwich.
(From "Land Down Under" by Men at Work)
Hi everyone, Jay here again. Since my mom and dad are being so slack about posting here, I thought I'd help 'em out. I mean, seriously, one message in a week?! I'm always doing something adorable they could write about!
So, I thought I would explain to everyone what I'm doing to try and train my parents. "Try" is the key word here - they are a little slow in picking up on some of my hints. I know that I don't speak their English language yet, so I'm trying to communicate with them in MY language, known as baby-ese. It's so simple, and yet they just don't seem to be getting it.
Baby-ese is a combination language, using both sound and signs to get the message across. Here are some of the signs:
Wide open mouth = "Feed me"
Wide open mouth with head shaking = "Feed me now"
Lip smacking = "Feed me right now"
Fist into mouth = "I'm so hungry I'm going to eat my own arm"
(You can also combine all of those signs at the same time to mean "If you don't feed me right now, I'm going to eat my own arm, dammit!")
And here are some of the sounds:
Waaaaaa! = I have a wet diaper
Waaaaaaa! = I have a poopy diaper
Waaaaaaaa! = I'm bored
Waaaaaaaaa! = I'm cold
Waaaaaaaaaa! = I'm hot
Waaaaaaaaaaa! = I'm tired
Waaaaaaaaaaaa! = I'm hungry
Waaaaaaaaaaaaa! = Stop taking pictures of me. What are you, the paparazzi?
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaa! = Let's go for a ride in the car
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! = No? How about taking me out in the stroller, then?
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! = Just a walk outside? Pretty please?
See? Baby-ese is so simple. If any of you can help my parents figure this out, our lives would be MUCH smoother.