Mama Diaries

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Talking Gibberish

My son, Bubba, is experiencing a voice change. He's a teenager now, and he's starting to sound like a man. Scary! Anyway, sometimes his voice cracks. When that happens, it's difficult to understand what he's saying.  That, along with the low pitch, makes it all sound like gibberish. We tell him he speaks Gibberish all the time.

The other day, he was in the kitchen talking to our dog, Schultz. I couldn't understand a word he was saying. I listened very closely, and whatever language he was speaking, definitely wasn't English.

"Dude," I said. "Is that supposed to be English?"

He laughed and shook his head. "No, Mama. I'm speaking Gibberish. It's what I do best. And Schultz understands it."

I looked at the dog. He sat there in front of Bubba, looking at him intently with his head tilted. Bubba spoke more Gibberish and opened the door. Schultz trotted outside.

 "See," Bubba said. "I told him to go outside, and he did!"

Brilliant!



Before I go, I'd like to let you know that I'm a guest on the ePublishing Children's Book Blog. I'm talking about my upcoming book, Don't Feed the Elephant. If you'd like to visit and see a sneak peak of a couple of the illustrations, visit here.

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    1. I'm glad the dog understands, because I sure don't!

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  2. So glad Schultz understands him. :) That seems to make him happy.
    ~Jess

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  3. Funny about your son. Glad he saw it as funny too.

    And I'd be glad to shout out about your upcoming book when it comes out in Follower News. E-mail a two sentence blurb, a few links, and the cover with the release date so I can help shout out about it.

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    1. Thanks, Natalie. We've missed the release date because of formatting issues, but I'll let you know when it comes out.

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  4. Now you just need to train Schultz to tell you what he's saying.

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    1. I think Schultz has me trained. I can read his body language rather well!

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  5. How can he be a teenager already? That doesn't seem possible. I'll stop by to see what you have to say about your newest book!

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    1. I know. It seems like just yesterday he was a five-year-old rolling down the driveway in a cardboard box!

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  6. So dogs can understand Gibberish. Good to know! :)

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    1. At least our dog understands it. He's rather brilliant.

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  7. Bootsy was probably not amused

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    1. Bootsy doesn't care. He just stayed curled up in his cat bed, not even opening an eye.

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  8. Funny. His voice will settle soon enough, and you'll all laugh about this phase someday.

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    1. It must be tough for boys to transition into manhood. Girls don't seem to have the voice problem.

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  9. Never doubt the level of communication between a boy and his dog. :)

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  10. Quite an experience when a boy's voice do change as I so well remember.
    Great read Sherry.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Yes, I'm sure you remember your son's voice change.

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  11. Your son makes me laugh! LOL!
    Congrats on being a guest at the Children's Book Blog!
    Big Hugs!

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  12. I like that you call your son "Dude"! LOL!

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  13. How cute! Such an awkward phase to have to go through. Glad he has a good sense of humor about it.

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    1. He definitely manages to see the humor even in things that aren't so funny.

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  14. LOL, doesn't surprise me at all that a dog would be able to understand gibberish. And just checked out your interview--your new book sounds so cute! :)

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    1. Thanks, Heather! I'll let everyone know when the new book finally comes out.

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  15. Cool post. Congrats, checked the webpage of your book. Cute pics:)

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