"Uh, uh, uh, uh", and Lee immediately went and got me some Half & Half for my tea. It works! Bottle baby talk works! Though I didnít mean to mimic my bottle kids, it just fell out of my mouth naturally. It had been a long, rough, cold day. We woke up to temps of two below zero Farhenheit and morning chores went twice as long with all those frozen buckets and tubs, and our own frozen feet moving too slowly.
Wind chill made it seven below zero and I continued on with more have to outside chores and Lee went to cut a load of firewood for the house. We were running low and at least this artic blast froze the ground so he could get up on the hills to cut wood. So, evening found us red faced from the freezing winds, sitting at the supper table, very tiredly trying to eat a meal.
I donít know about anyone else, but the severe cold just wears us out. Could be the extra chores involved, but just getting chilled to the bone is wearing. I made sure we had cups of hot tea on the table but had forgot to put out our beloved Half & Half to put in it. I was just too tired to get up and go get it so I found myself complaining in bottle baby talk and Lee understood! What a sorry tired mess we were. And, when he brought the container to the table, we just looked at each other and started laughing. We laughed so hard we both were wiping the tears from our eyes. Sure, it probably was the tiredness, but to speak and have someone understand bottle baby talk. It was just too funny.
What is bottle baby talk? Well, letís see. If anyone has ever fed bottle babies, you soon learn their different sounds. Yes, they have more then that ear piercing screech that means, " I want a bottle and I want it NOW!!!" The type of cry that sends you looking for a hearing aid the next day because your ear drums are shot to pieces.
They have that begging complaining sound of "uh, uh, uh, uh." They see you getting near with the bottle and they want that bottle and they want you to hurry. Then there is the "glug" sound. The sound a kid makes when he is really chugging that milk down, is totally satisfied with it and the speed at which he is doing it and after every swallow goes, "glug".
Then there is the windy sound. We have only one in this new group of six that does it and it happens to be a little boy, the other five are little girls. The little boy will be chugging down his milk so hard that he gets a little choked, so with the nipple still in his mouth he snorts and breaks wind at the same time. This seems to clear up all blockages and he speedily continues on with his bottle. He spooked the little girls something awful the first time he did it. They jumped back and looked at his behind. They understood the snort, but they didnít understand about the wind coming out of both ends at the same time. Now, they donít think a thing about it because they are use to the sound and he does it at least 3-4 times every bottle feeding. Personally, I try not to mimic that sound and IĎm sure Lee appreciates my courtesy.
Then there is the "Nuuuu?" sound. Itís the sound bottle babies make then they wonder and hope that there is someone around. Particularly someone who has a bottle full of milk. When you have five or six running around going, "Nuuuuu?" and it does sound like a question, itís the cutest sound. But, if they know you are there, you will get the full force of "Aaaaaargh!!!" Translated from bottle baby language as , "MILK, NOW!!!"
Fortunately, we keep our bottle kids on a schedule of four bottles a day, given at the same times every day and it keeps things rather quiet, until the feeding hour rolls around. Not only do you get them trained as to their feeding times and using their variety of bottle baby language on you, but you get trained too. I donít know how many times I have pushed my shopping cart at super speed through Foodland when I realized that the feeding hour was almost there and I had to get home. I plan my shopping trips, dentist appointments, doctor appointments, everything around those feeding times. Yes, the babies have me very well trained too.
Now when people ask if you speak any languages, Iím not sure if they would understand your response of bottle baby language, particularly kid bottle baby language. Sure, itís a language thatís a little short and to the point and the whole center focus is around a bottle, but itís very understandable. Look at Lee, he understood perfectly what I wanted for my tea at the supper table. Good thing, I would have hated to have sit there the whole meal going, "Uh, uh, uh, uh". It would have slowed down my eating.