Having a child changes a lot of things. One of them is how you speak. For most people, it lessens the frequency of cussing (it did for me, at least when Baby E is around anyways). It also makes you start talking in a way you can’t control. I don’t know how else to explain it, but for some reason, you MUST talk to your child in that annoying baby talk. You try not to do it, but, no matter what, you always find yourself doing this:
Then, after you do it, you always ask yourself if you just actually did that.
You also change how you say certain words. ee, ey, or ie (whichever one you want to use) get added to the end of words in order to make them “cuter”. So, now instead of naked, we say nakee. Now, instead of hungry, we say hungee.
New phrases are also common. I’ll give you a few examples of them:
“New butt.”: This is used as a way of asking Baby E if she needs a diaper change. “Do you need a new butt?”
“Stealing kisses.”: Since Baby E is only nine months old, any kisses she gives or receives are involuntary, we say that we steal kisses from her. It’s actually kind of cute as we now have Baby A and Baby B saying it to her.
“Snuggle bug”: For use when Baby E is in a particularly cuddly mood. I actually thought this was something my wife made up, but we found a sleeper with this on it when we were out looking for new clothes for her. My wife immediately got it.
This is all I have for now. Is there any phrases you parents out there have for your little ones?