Monday, November 06, 2006

Missing Link

Malli is a chatterer. Her day is narrated in a quiet, cheerful voice. Her sentences are clear, most of them are grammatically sound, and her vocabulary is rich for a child her age. I'd say that about 80 - 90% of Malli's utterances are clear, effective communication. But sometimes... "Brx7gdhr%s outside!! We have a brx7gdhr%s outside. And it raining, and it dark, and it go all brx7dhr%s outside. And Mark and Daddy and Mummy take the brx7gdhr%s outside, outside in the dark and the rain!" ...sometimes that missing 10% is critical... ~~~~~~~~~~~~ © 2006, Mary P


Blogger Peter said...


11/06/2006 04:04:00 p.m.  
Blogger Z said...

Pumpkin? Only a few days after hallowe'en......

11/06/2006 04:29:00 p.m.  
Blogger Haley said...

brx7gdhr%s appears to be both a verb and a noun...I'm stumped.

11/06/2006 04:39:00 p.m.  
Blogger Lady M said...


11/06/2006 04:54:00 p.m.  
Blogger Mamacita Tina said...

Keeps us old people thinking, good for the brain. What could it be? Ian gets so excited about a topic, it becomes all gibberish.

11/06/2006 05:44:00 p.m.  
Blogger Candace said...

I'm stymied.

11/06/2006 06:13:00 p.m.  
Blogger kimmyk said...

Whatever it's happening outside.

In the rain no less and darkness. Sounds very important.

11/06/2006 08:14:00 p.m.  
Anonymous Am's mum said...

Based on Haley's observation how about light

11/06/2006 11:12:00 p.m.  
Blogger Jenorama said...


11/06/2006 11:23:00 p.m.  
Blogger Granny said...

I'm with Jen. Dog?

11/07/2006 12:23:00 a.m.  
Blogger Avalon said...

Monkey? Hey, ya' never can tell!

11/07/2006 09:10:00 a.m.  
Blogger stefanierj said...

Lady M has it. Umbrella. Unless she's tapped into my son's incessant mantra, which is BIGBOYJACKETON BIGBOYJACKETON BIGBOYJACKETON. Which we also need when it's raining outside.

11/07/2006 07:14:00 p.m.  
Blogger Mary P. said...

Good guesses, everyone. I have NO IDEA WHATSOEVER what the girl was saying, but that's okay. I nodded and smiled and echoed the bits I understood - " the rain?" - and she was perfectly happy with our level of 'communication'.

All's well.

11/08/2006 08:35:00 a.m.  

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