Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Happy Birthday?

GK, like all of my kids, says a lot of things. A LOT of things. I feel as though I should be documenting this toddler's vocabulary as it expands day by day but, damn, she says a lot. She has a cute little voice, too. It sounds like a cross between the chipmunks, Chip and Dale, from the old Walt Disney cartoons and Jim Henson's assistant to Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Beaker.

And I understand about a third of it all.

She rambles and rambles on the way to school, on the way home from school, while we're getting ready for school, while she's getting ready for bed. I have no clue what she's talking about. However, whatever it is she's talking about always ends up back around at her birthday party. I don't know what birthday party she's talking about, she's never really had a birthday party. Yet the point of every conversation seems to be her birthday party.

It's fun, as we drive down the street, to point out a building and ask GK if that's where her birthday party was. Because it was there, and she'll go on and on about it ... I guess. "Bee bee bee bee bee bee ... birthday party ... bee bee bee bee ... poot ... bee bee bee ... birthday party ..."

One day GK will be a grown woman and she'll ask me what her first words were as a child. I'll probably shrug and look helplessly at her mother who will answer. And then I'll interrupt with "birthday party!" and they'll both assume I've had a stroke.

And one day she'll be a grown woman and won't want to acknowledge her birthdays. That's no fun. So for now, at least, she is welcome to believe she's had as many birthdays as she wishes.

[This is the 500th post on Urf!.]


Beverly said...

you know what???GK never answered my question....I don't remember what it was, but I am sure it was important.now i will ask another, who are the two goofballs on tv tonight???

Chip said...

500th! That's an accomplishment.

CarrieJ said...

and I was proud that I was about to hit 100 ... DANG! Congrats!
As for the birthday obsession, it may be a very feminine thing. The whole idea of parties and inviting your nearest and dearest. My 6 year-old has not stopped talking about birthday parties since her last one - in MAY!! She has now planned and re-planned her next 4 years of birthdays. Now if I can just remember what those plans are when the time comes then I will be all set!

Blaine Morgan said...

Ella's ramble goes like this, "Zzeebuzzeebuzzee goggy!" which is actually "doggy". She also sings the alphabet, which for her contains 22 e's, one s, one v, one x, and a z.

Stephanie said...

Just last night I was discussing how Chloe has become obsessed with her birthday lately. I guess that's what she and GK talk about when they get together!

Congrats on 500!

Elizabeth Alley said...

He is NOT kidding!