The fun things parenting can do to language!

United States
July 4, 2007 10:10pm CST
The other day I overheard my little girl's father speaking to her. She had just done something she wasn't supposed to, I don't remember what now, and was walking away from him. In attempting to get her to stop what she was doing he came out with one of the most spectacular run-on sentences I have ever heard come out of his mouth. I only wish I could remember what it was! That got me to thinking about how becoming parents means that we almost seem to invent a new method of communication, and I'm not talking parentese or "baby-talk" here. I mean the spectacular seven-clause run-on sentences, or how many times you can say your child's name in a row really fast. So what's the craziest thing that's ever come out of your mouth when you were trying to talk to your kids? Like "Babyletgoofthatpoorcat'stailRIGHTNOW," or something like that?
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@kitty1234 (1476)
• United States
18 Jul 07
I remember my mom when she had so much to say she would loss her train of thought and say things like "Whatsyournamecutitoutrightnow!!!! ....
@makingpots (11920)
• United States
5 Jul 07
That is so funny. I can't think of a good one right now, but this is a cute discussion. I will have fun checking back and reading what everyone responds. I'll add mine when something comes to me.