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Where on Earth?

November 19, 2008

The Big One comes up with some doosies. I mean the kid says some funny stuff. Often times she just repeats stuff that we say to hear and sometimes she translates the things that we say into “Big One Speak.”

But this morning she surprised me. She was going downstairs and the Little One was still at the top of the stairs. All the sudden I hear “Nanny, nanny boo-boo, you can get me.”

Where on Earth did she hear this? I have certainly never said it to her, nor has the Husband. I am fairly certain Dora, Diego, Barney and the Wonder Pets have never said this.

She is not is preschool or daycare and she won’t even stay in Sunday School by herself. Typically when we go to the park, while she might acknowledge other kids, she rarely speaks others than to say “Hi, my name is {Big One}.”

So now I am perplexed as to where she may have heard this. Or is it something that is innate in kids? Please tell me that she will NOT grow up to be a bully. I mean if this is ingrained in her brain already, what else will she say to taunt people? She’s lucky she’s got amazing blue eyes. I think they will be used to get her little mouth out of trouble!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Heather permalink
    November 20, 2008 6:04 am

    I hate this taunt soooo much! When I was a kid it was, neener neener neener. I have no answer for where it came from but share in the annoyance.

  2. November 20, 2008 7:45 am

    Maybe she overheard two kids at a grocery store using this taunt. How weird though!

  3. Karen permalink
    November 20, 2008 2:33 pm

    reincarnation? grandparents?Im fairly certain kids have been teasing each other like this for eons. Some older sib in a cave probably stood on a rock and said, “ugga ugga, boo boo! you no get me!”

  4. Laura permalink
    December 4, 2008 12:59 pm

    There is nothing I detest more than hearing something similar come out of my child’s mouth. I honestly would rather he swear! And when I ask him where he heard it… “No one”. Ugh!!!!

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