Monday, March 10, 2008

Daily Double Blog-Blog

We kept Erin’s boys (Kaden, 4 and Will, 2) while she was teaching dance Monday night. I was serving Will his dinner. As I handed him his cute little Barney plate with nicely diced chicken enchiladas, I said in my sweetest Mimi voice, “It’s hot-hot!”

Got me to thinking. What’s the deal? Did I think he needed to hear me say hot TWO times? Maybe he wouldn’t get it the first time? I don’t know…. I started feeling a little wacky!

Somewhere in the “Mom Book” (you know there is one, right?) I’m sure there’s a chapter about the importance of saying some words twice, double, so our kids will know we mean it, right? Or so we won't feel guilty if our kids didn't hear us the first time?

Then I thought of some others I’ve said over the years…..

No-no
Yum-yum
Night-night
Poo-poo
Pee-pee
Bye-bye

Have any others? Or any idea why we may feel it necessary to repeat ourselves like a silly maniac? Or maybe it's just me. ; )

Nighty-night....I'm off to bed-bed with Dirk-Dirk.

15 comments:

deleise said...

That is so funny! I never realized we do this until now. I always say "scrub scrub" when they are washing their hands. I want to be sure and pass on a little OCD to them.

Cindy Beall said...

So, when I see Dirk-Dirk at church, can I call him that? :)

shanna said...

It is so funny you posted this. I have often wondered why I do this too!

Katie said...

HAHA--this is funny.

I've never thought about it but I guess I do say things twice when talking to youngsters!

Then they wonder why we correct them when they start to talk!

Anna said...

Ha! I've joked with some friends before on the importance of saying words twice... "Do you like her?" "Yeah." "No, I mean do you Like-like her?" Makes a difference...

Abbi said...

I think the doubles make words cuter and childlike. :) Don't forget "bye-bye"!

And, like Anna mentioned, doubles differentiate. I say "home" about my house here in Edmond and "home-home" about my parents' house in Nebraska where I grew up.

erin lee said...

Ok, I was laughing out loud on this one. I am a big-time culprit on the doubles. We also say, "Ma Ma & Da Da." Other times instead of saying double I just add another non-necessary syllabul like, "cuppie" (for cup).

princessjes said...

Awww! I'm sure they appreciate you saying it twice... honestly I don't pay attention the first time, so I think its good to repeat things...maybe it's just cause I'm nosey. Anywho, that's cute...I repeat myself A LOT but usually in sentences, or fragments...IDK why...I just do, I just do!

Roger Garrett said...

I think it is practice for when they get older and you have to repeat yourself 40 or 50 times before they hear you. Or maybe that is why it takes so many when they get older because they got used to hearing it twice. Good stuff

Natalie Witcher said...

kiss-kiss, boo-boo(although that would be weird to just say boo! might scare the little tyke) Let's go to Teds-Let's go to Teds!

Kim Heinecke said...

I am cracking up...
I tend to talk to baby Jack with double words but the first word usually has a Y at the end... dimented...
nighty-night
sleepy-sleep
bathy-bath
jammy-jams

Patrick Sievert said...

I've never been a repeater. I wonder why...

by the way... Dirk-Dirk: hilarious.

Robin Meadows said...

ha-ha (oops! there's another one!)

You guys are funny! Yeah, go for Dirk-Dirk---he's used to being called LOTS of things!

I guess we're all just weird-weird!

And Katie--don't forget you MAKE the grands call you Aunt Kate-Kate!

Brittney Pirtle said...

LOL this is pretty funny. I like to say give me kiss kiss! Ha! Or I just love love love you! It gets so good I have to say if 3 times LOL! I guess I want to make sure I get my point across when I repeat it 2 or 3 :) times!

Nick and Vanessa said...

I never thought of this but am guilty! Thanks for the laugh!