Monday, June 28, 2010

Sh*t My Daughter Says

Audrey often throws filler words in her sentences that don't make sense.  She knows that there's supposed to be something there, but she doesn't know quite how to flesh it out.  She has started tacking on a lot of words at the ends of her sentences.  So she'll say something like, "You're going swimming then today instead on Saturday.  Yet."

Or, "Last time you've been so tired today though right here now.  On Friday."

I don't know if this is a technique to make it appear that she's saying really long sentences, or if she is literally unable to stop until I jump in and cut her off.

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Yesterday she was walking around singing "Old McDonald had a gun, E-I-E-I-O"
"Where did you hear that?"
"YouTube."

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I was making a big racket during one of Audrey's therapy sessions with Lauren. I was trying out my new workout jump rope (like I'm ever going to use it again) on the hardwood floor upstairs, which probably sounded like machine gun fire to them in the basement.

Lauren: "What was that?"
Audrey: "That's Mommy getting mad at Daddy."

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Audrey:  "You've been so pissed to you."
Translation:  "I've been so pissed at you."  I wouldn't mind her saying the word "pissed" if she'd get the pronouns and prepositions right.

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Guns, fighting, anger, aggression, and all the echolalic kiddy profanity you can stand...feel free to stop by our happy, happy home any time!

9 comments:

  1. LOL! I love the comment about not minding "pissed" if she got the pronouns and prepositions right! Too funny.

    My little one does okay in this area. But once she gets talking, you can't get her to stop. And heaven forbid if I try to get a word in just to tell her we have to leave or something. She'll yell, "You're interrupting me!" Sigh.

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  2. Remember when we prayed that they'd say something- anything? 2 summers ago, the bird was halfway down the slide when she changed her mind. I heard "oh shit!" The other moms turned to look. I was totally stoked. Two words. Together! She's never said that again. Now she can say 6 word sentences but they're mostly scripts. Or a lot of "want mommy take you to potty" translation: I want mommy to take me to the potty. I'd actually be happier with less words but more sense behind them. "I gotta pee" would work.

    Never satisfied, I guess...

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  3. That is wicked cute. One of my brothers didn't learn to speak properly until he was 7 or 8 due to some processing issues, and he would come out with stuff like that. Or he would get stuff backwards, "I want cookies sugar." "You mean you want SUGAR COOKIES, Andy." "That. Yeah."

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  4. how funny-my boys did the same thing..the adding of words. I can't tell you why-but they did stop eventually. although one of my sons still likes to say random strange things to make us laugh..like "Farmers nipples!" :)

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  5. @Cheryl and Dani: yes, we need keep reminding ourselves that we really really want them to keep talking.
    @Dani: Audrey had a secondary diagnosis of Tourette's at one point when she would say "damn-it-Jesus-Christ-pain-in-the-ass". Hey, I thought I was doing good banishing the s-word and f-word from my language.
    @Funky Mama: Too funny. And don't call me sugar, Cookie.

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  6. @kathleen: you can't not laugh at "farmers nipples", right?

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  7. My favorite is when Audrey adds "you know" to the end of her sentences. Remember when she was mocking me on the phone? She said all this nonsense to mimick what I said and then ended with "you know." Too cute!

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  8. Found you on SITS! I love this post! My favorite is the Old MacDonald song. Gotta love YouTube.

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  9. I can sympathize! Jaylen adds tons to his sentences too. And the echolalia, oh the echolalia...

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