Blissfully Informed Hippie Chick

Encouraging people to think critically about everything.

Yelling at Your Troubles

on February 4, 2015

I really love this take on babies and their communication with us; often mistaken for yelling, screaming, or being a “bad baby”.

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070630byTamakiSonoFlickrCC 070630 by Flickr user Tamaki Sono, used with CC license

Over the last 13 months, my baby, like all babies, cries when she is upset. Now that she is a toddler, she often babbles angrily or sadly when she is dissatisfied with something, which goes something like this:

(Today, at the end of dinner, as she still sat in her high chair)
“Way-tuh ga-guh PA ma! Mamamamamama! Goi dukka dukka dukka DA!” *whimpering* Dai dai dai ooooooooooh yai yai me! BA DA GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

I believe this may roughly translate as “And if things weren’t bad enough already, now I have broccoli pieces on my pants! Mom! And my nose still feels funny! *panic setting in* Why isn’t my hair in my eyes? WHAT IS HAPPENING?!?”

While many people might say that their child was screaming at them, I choose to believe that mine is instead screaming at her troubles.

Maybe this seems…

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