Grandma-speak

As the two grandchildren are getting ever closer to actual verbal communication, I've noticed a bit of frustration as they try to get their ideas across.  Here's a typical conversation with Charlie.

Charlie: KSXKSXKSXKSXKSXKSXKSXKSXKSXKSXKSXKSX (this is a code word for "Sid the Science Kid," his favorite and one and only TV show. It actually sounds like he's gargling on the sides of his mouth. This verbal maneuver is virtually impossible for a grown-up to duplicate).

Grandma: I know you want to see Sid the Science Kid, but he is not on TV right now.

Charlie: (repeating his code word then making his case): SXKSXK SXKSXKSXKSXKSXKSXKSXKSX     DADTAGADGADGDAGAGDDAGAGD

Grandma: I know, but he is not on TV right now.

Charlie: (becoming more insistent): KSXKSXKSXKSXKSXKSXKSXKSXKSXKSXKSXKSX  (taking a breath) SKXSKXKSX DAGAGAGDADTAGADGADGADGADGADGADGADGAD

Grandma: I know, but would you like a baaaanaaaanaaaa instead?

Charlie: Baaaaaaaaaaaaa Baaaaaaaaaaaa Baaaaaaaaaaaa

Grandma: OK, I'll get you one.

Charlie: (getting louder) Baaaaaaaaaaaa Baaaaaaaaaaaa Baaaaaaaaaaaa

Grandma: Wait one minute, I just have to peel it.

Charlie: (getting louder and more animated) Baaaaaaaaaaaaa Baaaaaaaaaaaa Baaaaaaaaaaaa

Grandma: OK, I just have to cut it.

Charlie: (loudest - while practically jumping out of his high chair) Baaaaaaaaaaaaa Baaaaaaaaaaaa Baaaaaaaaaaaa Baaaaaaaaaaaa Baaaaaaaaaaaa

Grandma: Here it is!

Charlie: Tee hee hee (hands clapping)

After the banana:

Charlie: SXKSXKSXKSXKSXKSXKSXKSXKXSKXSKXSXKSXKSXKSX

Grandma: I know you want to see Sid the Science Kid, but he is not on TV right now.

Charlie: SXKSXKSXKSXKSX  DAGAGDADTAGADGADGDAGAGDADTAGADGADG

Grandma: SXKSXKSXKSXKSXKSXKSXKSXKXSKXSKXSXKSXKSXKS!!!!!!!!!!!

After much thought:

Charlie: Tee hee hee (hands clapping)


 

 

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