Sunday, April 27, 2008

So none of the other kids have done this...

but my youngest is now referring to herself in the third person, her pronouns have fled. It's a little akin to living in a real-life Seinfeld episode - only without the raunch and the crazy-haired neighbor who barges in and helps himself to your refrigerator.

Examples:

"G~ wants to play Tato Head. Mommy wants to play Tato Head with G~ and mommy?"

"G~ wants a drink, G~ wants juice please."

"It's darkin out there, G~ needs jammies on."

"Mommy read a book a G~?"

"Daddy change me." (this is usually addressed to me, and it's the only time I don't mind the lack of pronouns)

And so on, and so on. It was charming at first but now it's mildly disturbing. She used to use her pronouns very well: I, me, you, etc. And now all of the sudden she's added baby talk to the mix. Which would be no big deal except for the fact that she is constantly talking, unless she's sleeping (and even that's no guarantee).

I'm sure she'll grow out of it, but I find myself looking for a switch or a fast forward button. Hopefully, I won't go totally bonkers before she regains her pronouns and drops the baby talk. What about you? What funny/silly things do your kids do?

8 comments:

Cocoa said...

I've had few kids talk in the third person too. So far they've all grown out of it.

I've got one daughter that goes out and talks to the flowers every year. This same one will collect either pencils or scissors, all she can find and just play with them like they are dolls. She assigns each a name and just plays for hours with them. At first I was worried about ti but other than that she's a pretty normal little girl.

Mrs. Organic said...

That's cute (and G~ does the same thing as far as naming and playing with sticks and markers)

up in bubbles said...

Funny. I often wish kids came with an off button. Or at least a mute or volume control.

Elizabeth-W said...

Love it! Mine didn't do that, but they've had their own quirks.
Why I can't think of any right at this moment is bizarre! I know they've had them....

The Lazy Organizer said...

You mean annoying things? More than I can name!

Mrs. Organic said...

I knew I wasn't alone in this department of quirked-out kids and that one day I will look back and probably wish that her biggest problem was a lack of pronouns. But that day isn't today.

Alisha said...

do you remember our cousin matt B used to do that. it would crack me up!
m- "do want to run with matt and me?"

isa is just getting out of that habit, but it crops up occasionally. i guess she caught on to me always calling myself "mommy".

oh well, they are precious, if not literary giants :)

Mrs. Organic said...

I don't remember that - but he certainly would've been cute when he said it. That boy was all charm.