I have no idea what she just said

@lilybug (21148)
United States
October 28, 2008 8:15am CST
My daughter who is not quite 2 years old just came running over to me talking up a storm. She was telling me a story about something, but I have no clue what she was saying. I just kind of shook my head while she was talking. What do you do when your kid is telling you something and you cannot understand a word that is coming out of their mouth?
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
7 Nov 08
Oh, I am good at this now. I give the twins my full attention and say things like "Oh really", wow, or that's amazing. I suppose that I am delaying things to try and sort out what they are trying to say.It is such a cute age and it is so funny trying to decipher evrything. THis morning my grandson told me he wanted to watch 'pongebob' (sponge Bob) It sounds a bit stupid writing this sayings down but when they happen it is just hilarious at the time.
@AmbiePam (49119)
• United States
8 Nov 08
My mom told me every time I tried to napkin, it came out as napkim.
@WATARIKENJI (1534)
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
My daughter will be turning one next month and she has not completed a word yet except for some accidental MAMA. Its truly fun listening to what they are saying.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
28 Oct 08
She will be talking like crazy before you know it.
@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
Hello lilybug! You know what it really remind me of my nephews when they were at that age, they like to talk and make this expression that somewhat like very interesting but again you don't know what they say . My sister always just say ok or perharps she's trying to communicate with his son. That is very precious though. i love my nephews a lot.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
28 Oct 08
Normally I understand her just fine, but when she gets to talking fast I have no idea what is coming out of her mouth.
@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
1 Dec 09
LOL, I remember those days. So cute. I pretty much did what you did nod my head like I know what they are saying, and I would normally say something like, "Really!" or sometimes I would say show me and follow them to what ever it is they were talking about. It is really cute when they do that, before you know it she will be talking your ear off in real words.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
8 Nov 08
Oh, I have to tell you this one which happened this morning. My grandson asked me for a Peanut bottom sandwich. I'm still laughing.
@AmbiePam (49119)
• United States
8 Nov 08
It always amazes me when I hear a little one talk, and to me all it sounds like is jibber jabber. And as I watch, the parent responds completely to the satisfaction of the child. I guess being their parent they have developed an understand of the child's speech that a 'lay person' can never comprehend. But I bet it was as cute as all get out just watching her say something completely incoherent. Too soon she'll be saying things you wish you didn't hear!
@vijigopi (991)
• United States
28 Oct 08
This happens to me quite a lot because my 2 year old son sometimes blabbers something if he wants to talk a big thing but doesn't know how to do it. I just pretend I understand everything he says and try to make some silly sounds myself and then ask him, Oh,.. is it? Really? What did you do then? etc. and then he keeps blabbering for some more time until he stops and starts laughing at our silly words. Toddlers who are just starting to talk are real fun!!
@ronaldinu (12445)
• Malta
28 Oct 08
Can you ask her to draw a painting or show you what she is saying by using her hands? I would feel frustrated, trying to understand something which I cannot make head or tails of it. © ronaldinu 2008
@tinkerick (1256)
• United States
28 Oct 08
I've had 3 of them so I've gone through it over and over and over again. All the way up til they are about 6-7 years old, then you can usually get everything they say. Most of the time you can get away with nods or uh-huhs. Sometimes though, when they're trying to tell you something very specific, they'll get mad at you when they realize you aren't getting it. Then they start to do the gesturing and miming like a wild game of Charades. Then you have to start over from the beginning and have them tell you veeery slowly, what they were trying to say. Taking you to a clue or the object in question helps as well.
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
28 Oct 08
Like you I'd probably just shake my head in agreement. I have a nephew. When he was younger had a bit of a lisp. He came to me one day while I was watching him, which I did 4-5 days a week. He asked if he could watch T*TS..well I was shocked. HE kept saying it over and over. I told him that wasn't a nice word and no. His mother came in finally. She thought he was saying the same thing. She told him it was a naughty word. Poor baby was in tears. He went to his room and brought out a toy. What he was trying to say was he wanted to watch LILO and Stitch. I felt SOOOOOSOOOOO bad.