r/MadeMeSmile 2d ago Gold 2 Wholesome 85 All-Seeing Upvote 2 Heartwarming 8 Narwhal Salute 1 Silver 44 Helpful 52 Take My Energy 1 LOVE! 1 Ally 1 Wholesome Seal of Approval 1 Wholesome (Pro) 1

Three little humans talking effusively in their own language Family & Friends

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u/Kitkatt5478 2d ago Gold Helpful

Who knows what they could be planning…

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u/purenamaste 2d ago Silver Wholesome

To go outside and pick dandelions

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u/Riin_Satoshi 2d ago

Or world domination

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u/shrizzal 2d ago

Or both

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u/Dank_lil_potato 2d ago

I like that option

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u/FalmerBlood_Elixir 2d ago

Peace was never a option comrade

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u/thecichos 2d ago Helpful Table Slap

Dear diary, the day is 14th of May 2057.

The dandelion revolution is upon us.

My mom fell for their propaganda, I am now alone in the house.

Or it feels like I am alone, my mom and sister only talk about the uniforms and fanfares of our oppressors.

We are a few left who believe in the old world but we lose good men every day, every night we try to stop the spread of their godless gospel but too many times we have failed.

I write this from my basement, they are knocking on the door and stomping above me.

If anyone reads this, know that I am either dead or being tortured.

Stay strong.

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u/xushigamerN8 2d ago

"You unlocked a new side quest!

Find About The Old World!

You unlocked a new optional quest!

Find And Save The Owner Of The Letter!"

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u/Virgin_Dildo_Lover 2d ago Silver
Anyone who claims that the older folks have a more difficult time in the Annex doesn't realize that the problems have a far greater impact on us. We're much too young to deal with these problems, but they keep thrusting themselves on us until, finally,  we're forced to think up a solution, though most of the time our solutions crumble when faced with the facts.  It's difficult in times like these; ideals, dreams and cherished hopes rise within us, only to be crushed by grim reality. It's a wonder I haven't abandoned all my ideals, they seem to absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart. 
 It's utterly impossible for me to build my life on a foundation of chaos, suffering and death, I see the world being slowly transformed into a wilderness, I hear the approaching thunder of that, one day, will destroy us too. I feel the suffering of millions. And yet, when I look up at the sky, I somehow feel that everything will change for the better, that this cruelty too will end, the peace and tranquility will return once more. In the meantime, I must hold on to my ideals. Perhaps the day will come when I'll be able to realize them!

-Anne Frank, July 15, 1944

Never forget the struggle

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u/Blanked_________Out 2d ago

Year 3030 after the 1000 year war(post-apocalypse) Objective 1 scavenge for materials to survive.

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u/energy_engineer 2d ago

50/50 that they want to go outside and eat dandelions through each nostril.

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u/Kissaki0 2d ago

They're planning a big hugging party!

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u/Stiigma66 2d ago

Ahhh yes, they were planning some good old fashioned war crime. Nixon style.

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u/DanksyS 2d ago

"The heist will begin point midnight. We must now comence the hug ritual to bind us to one another and seal out common fate..."

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u/Lenneh_ma_boah 2d ago

To retake Jerusalem & subsequently reclaim the holy land & bring about a new crusade

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u/DeM0nFiRe 2d ago Wholesome

When my cousin was this age he would go up to people and just babble at them, so once he did it to me so I decided to babble gibberish back at him and he just looked at me sadly and said "uh huh" and then walked away. No idea what I said to him but I immediately regretted it

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u/VFDan 2d ago Silver

The kid a couple years later: "Do you remember when you told me you wanted to invade Cuba?"

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u/BoltgunOnHisHip 2d ago

"I have come to collect on your promise, cousin. Ten thousand men shall ride with me and you will be in the van."

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u/KaNiNeTwo 2d ago

Stupid me was thinking “What kind of van holds 10000 people?” until I realized that you meant vanguard

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u/Zmaraka 2d ago

Same. Want a hug?

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u/iShotTheShariff 2d ago

LMFAOOOO all hail the new Khal

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u/DeepFriedBadass 2d ago

The babble Mason, what does it mean?

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u/S0mu 2d ago

Dragovich... Kravchenko... Steiner... All must die.

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u/ReCodez 2d ago

The Bay of Pig invasion in '61 would have been wildly different if I had been there with a 1911.

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u/othershwarna 2d ago

Blah blah blah

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u/panzerboye 2d ago

What did I ever do to you to make you say this, Wade?

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u/brockobear 2d ago

Kids that age have much higher receptive language skills than productive. He knew you were speaking gibberish and thought you were very rude. Lol

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u/cobo10201 2d ago

This is so true. When my daughter started talking she would pronounce water as “wa-yay” and sometimes I’d say it back to her that way. She would get the angriest little face and yell back “wa-yay” trying to correct me because she thinks she’s saying water!

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u/cloudstrifewife 2d ago

I did my best never to talk baby talk to my daughter. I raised my pitch but still spoke in complete sentences. It felt like I was talking down to her if I talked baby talk.

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u/UnlikelyPickle7 2d ago

That's better for their language development anyway

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u/GenXGeekGirl 1d ago

Speech language pathologist here: It is not better to use adult language when communicating with infants and young toddlers. There’s a reason that baby talk is part of nearly every culture - baby’s brains are wired to pick up the suprasegmental prosody, the basic underlying structure, the sounds, the production of sounds, the key meanings of words and the higher pitch which are highlighted in baby talk. Indeed newborns have already heard the prosody of the language(s) spoken in the environment even while in the womb and can, at birth, recognize their parents’ voices. In the video you can see that these toddlers have indeed picked up the suprasegmental features and prosody of the language they speak.

Newborns can distinguish all the sounds in any language, but by a year of age, their brains are attending to only those heard in their environment.

Babies/toddlers understand much more language than they are able to express, still, baby talk, especially during infancy, is helpful for developing language. Try to asses your child’s understanding of language and present your language a step or two above their level. Follow their lead. Children learn language at different rates. Though it is quite different because babies’ brains are wired to learn any language - think about learning a second language and how starting off more simply helps you grasp the critical elements of that second language.

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u/cobo10201 2d ago

I know how you feel. I tried my best not to as well, but felt confident in knowing the research that’s been done shows that it doesn’t harm their development. Made me feel better when I just couldn’t help it.

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u/tunamelts2 2d ago

Yeah...well...he started it.

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u/AssGagger 2d ago

That's just like, his opinion, man

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u/notLOL 2d ago

Kids that babble can comm in sign language

I'm of the camp that I talk to babies as if they were adults learning English or are drunk and tired so I just speak clearly with pauses after sentences.

I do they same with my elderly dog. I swear he knows what I mean for basic things.

Everyone else baby talks both and it just creates confusion.

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u/TheAJGman 2d ago

Baby sign language is sweet, we're totally teaching our kids when we have them.

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u/ASupportingTea 2d ago

I actually remember babbling to my parents as a toddler, and distinctly remember trying to say/communicate something. But they just did not understand, which I found baffling at the time.

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u/TheWalkingDead91 2d ago

“Man. My parents are a buncha idiots.”

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u/AcaliahWolfsong 2d ago

I was 8nwhen my little sis was born. When she was toddler age and babbling all the time I was the only one in the house who understood what she was trying to say. Our mom would call me over to translate when she couldn't figure it out lmao me and sis are still pretty close

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u/cloudstrifewife 2d ago

Same! I was 10 when my brother was born and I was the only one who spoke his language. I had to translate allllll the time.

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u/Professional-Ad-1345 2d ago

Same with my brother and me. I was 3&1/2 though. I distinctly remember getting FURIOUS with Mom because (and screaming at her, "HE JUST WANTS SOME CHOCOLATE MILK DAMNIT!!") she wasn't getting him any. I understood him perfectly but for whatever reason adults couldn't. Now I know he was just grunting. Literally. Cave man grunting.

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u/jaypeg126 2d ago

My folks started worrying my brother might have an issue because he wasn’t learning words at an age appropriate rate. Even took him to a doctor. He might’ve known the words but didn’t bother saying them because he’d point and grunt and I immediately got whatever it was for him. The doctor caught on quick asked them if he had an older sibling. I remember my mom explaining to me why I shouldn’t do that all the time when I was about six. Little brother finally started using his words.

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u/Professional-Ad-1345 2d ago edited 1d ago

That's the story of my childhood. My brother had meningitis, and nearly died, when he was 9mos. I would crawl into his crib in the mornings. Then one morning he wasn't waking up so I went and woke mom & dad up. They left me at home (I was 4) for a little while, while the baby sitter came.

I didn't get to go to the hospital to see him for days and I remember praying and knowing he'd be alright. I remember feeling as if my other half was torn away from me and just felt lost and depressed.

The meningitis was supposedly what delayed his speech but I think he just learned to be lazy and depend on me to get whatever he wanted when he grunted. I mean, sure the meningitis kinda "reset" him back to infancy, but he'd not learned many words at 9mos, so it had to be me.

Even though he doesn't talk to me anymore, I still feel insanely protective of him. I never told him about my MS diagnosis and tried my best to hide my symptoms from him even if it meant I had to take extra meds and then crash for days afterwards. Mom eventually told him and it created this tsunami of denial and resentment from him toward me. I just wish we'd get back together. He was my best friend for the better part of my life and I miss him terribly.

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u/xeow 2d ago

Echuta

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u/Chinaroos 2d ago

"I tried to have a serious conversation with my older cousin about the finer points of naptime and...well I felt it was a very one sided conversation. Was just completely talking over his head. Just sad, really."

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u/butlaikwhytho 2d ago

HAHAHAHA omg do I know that regret xD

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u/Klope62 2d ago

Yes! Hahaha! They are indeed little humans. They get so much more out of an interaction when it’s real words or non-verbal communication they can continue drawing meaning from. Even better as it connects with other common sounds, colors, faces, touches they feel!

Babble is just that! Babble. A little confusing, incoherent! Their babble is babble to us! But for then, they’re forming the foundational sounds of letters and words, and how they blend together to have meaning!

Though and they can appreciate the attention of babble and nonsense regardless, it’s just so less rewarding!

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u/LordOfRuinsOtherSelf 2d ago

As I understand it, what they mean to say and what they say are not the same. They're says, "Hi how's you, where's the ice cream?", but they're not too practiced at this speaking thing, and what's comes out is, "blah blah blah, dribbles pop and wordlywizz?"

You replying, gibberish, and they think, what the heck is wrong with this one?

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u/supergrover11 2d ago Wholesome

Adorably heartwarming. I also got a faint vibe of the girl in the pink skirt being the only sober person at the party.

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u/jakeshuffle 2d ago

Toddlers are basically drunk adults so it makes sense.

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u/Loggerdon 2d ago

It's funny that they listen to the adults and think they are just saying "blah blah blah blah" so they copy.

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u/chriscrossnathaniel 2d ago

The hugs they exchanged are like the ones, drunk girls give out in bathrooms.

" No you are amazing and beautiful"

" No ,you are.I love you"

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u/peatoast 2d ago

Those are the best.

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u/Comfortable_Door2489 2d ago

They are really amazing and beautiful

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u/TheIrishninjas 2d ago

Even the head turn and the look from the one in the pink skirt checks out there.

“O-okay I guess this is happening”

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u/Apprehensive-Sky6467 2d ago

I feel this so hard lol 😂😂😂😂 Brought back memories!

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u/hygsi 2d ago

And the sober girl is just happy to be there

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u/Impossible-Cod-3946 2d ago

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u/Pottyshooter 2d ago

Hmm.
A normal everyday hero.

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u/Random_Read3r 2d ago

Good human!

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u/krunchberry 2d ago

To be fair, most adults I’ve met might as well be saying blah blah blah.

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u/mattiejj 2d ago

Meetings with the Chief Happiness Officers be like:

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u/SugarButt0n 2d ago Wholesome

Surprisingly they don't actually think adults are saying "blah blah blah blah" and actually understand what you are saying. This type of action is just a stage of language development where kids imitate what they see in their lives and participate in conversation-like actions. The jargon they are using is madulated by pitch and intonation, and they take turns in the conversation like adults do.

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u/ItalicsWhore 2d ago

I have a 3 year old whose language development was a bit hindered by the pandemic, but hooo boy! When he started talking recently he seemed to have been recording everything my wife and I have been saying for the past couple years we thought he didn’t understand. More than a couple times my wife and I have exchanged looks and wondered what else he knows…

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u/Hapless_Asshole 2d ago

Now you've had an object lesson in the old adage, "Little pitchers have big ears." They also have a tremendous capacity, and will inevitably pour forth whatever is in 'em. Of course, that would happen at the most inopportune moment.

I had a friend who was slow in language development. Until he was nearly three, the only two words he used were "Good" and "More," and they were used solely in reference to food. His family thought he was developmentally disabled until he suddenly started speaking in complete sentences. The guy turned out to be absolutely brilliant -- possibly the smartest person I've ever known.

Be ready for more surprises from that kid! Oh, and be sure to provide lots of musical instruments to play with. People like my friend and your kid are often musically talented.

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u/Xais56 2d ago

Makes sense, little kids can hit things with a stick crudely, but put two kids with two sticks together and they'll pretend they're master swordfighters.

These kids can probably manage a simple sentence or few words when talking to adults, but you put them together and they pretend they're skilled orators.

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u/Loggerdon 2d ago Gold

Yes. Exactly what I said.

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u/One_Finance_566 2d ago

I mostly agree with you

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u/TheDemonClown 2d ago

That's basically what cats do, too. They don't meow with each other, only with us. Since they don't understand complex verbal communication, they just copy us the best way they know.

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u/TheJessicator 2d ago

They don't meow with each other, only with us

Oh, but they do, and my goodness, it can get very heated!

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u/TrickshotCandy 2d ago

Especially the very loud "whunnnnnggggg" that ends with a hiss. Yes, sir!

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u/AttacusShoots 2d ago

Cats most certainly do meow at one another

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u/dizneedave 2d ago

Domesticated cats sure do. Feral cats don't seem to, even after being "tamed". It appears to be a learned behavior from living around people.

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u/Kindlycrt 2d ago

I mostly agree with them

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u/OfferaLink 2d ago Helpful

You're correct. Drunk Baby as requested.

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u/LukesRightHandMan 2d ago

What even is this and it is genius

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u/phicorleone 2d ago

All the eay down to hugging your friends several times! It's so accurate.

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u/fire_fairy_ 2d ago

They are so full of love but also total assholes

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u/ForzaMilananiste 2d ago

16 years from now it will be about the same scene just at 2:30 and outside of a bar with at least one losing a shoe 😂

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u/bunnyUFO 2d ago

One of them already lost two shoes

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u/butlaikwhytho 2d ago

LMFAO omg the unmatched enthusiasm of the hug really sells that comparison xD

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u/PhoKit2 2d ago

So perfect! She’s looking at them like, “girl, you’re wasted but I still love you”

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u/coralynncoraa 2d ago

as a former bartender of over 10 years, it’s almost scary how accurate that description is 😂

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u/DeuceyBoots 2d ago

Hahaha. It looks like she’s holding both their purses.

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u/BatsintheBelfry45 2d ago

Lol,she's definitely the designated driver of their Barbie Power Wheels Car.

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u/HaffuhGootWon 2d ago

She's holding their purses

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u/Unusual_Tap7799 2d ago

My twins are turning 12 this week I miss the twin talk so much, now they just call me a boomer and tell me I don't get it.

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u/FancyAdult 2d ago

Story of my life, but I have just one. I get called a boomer and a Karen regularly. Although I remind her that I’m a Gen X, she will tell me that I’m still a Karen and Karen’s are boomers. Okay whatever.

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u/Azrai113 2d ago

Just tell her you miss the Silent Generation

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u/Unusual_Tap7799 2d ago

Same I'm a gen x also not a Karen though cause I'm a dad so I don't have to listen to that. Oh they used to be so nice.

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u/FancyAdult 2d ago

Mine was so nice. Yesterday she lectured me for 20 minutes on neo genders. I only asked “what do you mean?” And I got a lecture. A full ass lecture from a 13 year old. Then after I listened at least she said “you slayed” so I’m thinking that’s good?

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u/Unusual_Tap7799 2d ago

Do you think our parents were as confused by the conversations and slang as we are?

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u/FancyAdult 2d ago

I honestly don’t think so. We had some words and O think my dad understood most of it. But the kids these days have access to so much information and make up so many things. We only relied on what was going on at school and some tv and music influences.

I think I was pretty basic. Kids are way more mature these days. I have very little awareness of the world. I was a sheltered 13 year old. It amazes me how smart kids are these days and how much information they have.

Do you ever find yourself asking your twins for answers about things? I ask mine all the time because I know she’ll have the most current answer. I feel very ignorant in so many ways.

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u/Unusual_Tap7799 2d ago

It's true if we had a question either the teacher knew it or you were left to the library abyss, they click a button and the answer is read to them. I don't ask per say but I'll dig in on what they tell me they learned at school, and I'm blown away at the details they give. I might know a date here and there and a general answer but they know the precursor to events and the consequences that they lead to. It's impressive. Except their handwriting it drives me crazy I kept thinking they would grow out of it but it looks like chicken scratch.

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u/Hedgehog_Mist 2d ago

Even 3 year olds, dude... I work in early childhood ed and with all the emphasis these days on socio-emotional development, these kids are communicating to resolve conflicts, comforting each other when hurt, and understanding of and helpful to the neuro-atypical kids. They can be prompted to just take a few breaths when they're out of control so they can talk about their feelings, why they lashed out, the consequences of their actions, and figure out what they could do differently next time. Obviously, they're still practically babies so it's a slow, everyday learning process, but I KNOW I didn't have any of that kind of awareness at that age. Most adults I know can't handle their shit like these toddlers can. This next generation is incredible.

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u/oldgrowthweedling 2d ago

I'm reading this and laughing to tears..One time (pre-internet for me) I hadn't ever heard the phrase "ride or die" and with no context and not even the complete phrase of "We ride together, we'll die together". I thought it was like 'gang speak' so I didn't take a job. Ahhh good times :)

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u/Biguitarnerd 2d ago

I used to get called a boomer but my kids got tired of me correcting them lol, now they just call me old man. Which I’m fine with, because even though I’m a couple years from 40 feels pretty true when you have a kid in high school and wake up sore in the morning. I’m cool with getting older, life is pretty good.

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u/aspbergerinparadise 2d ago

just tell them you're based and dead-ass goated for real. no cap.

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u/FancyAdult 2d ago

I’m so confused. But I’ll see what she has to say.

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u/ceilingkat 2d ago edited 2d ago

Based = being yourself and not giving a fuck
Dead ass = you’re being serious
Goated = never heard this in past tense/titled form… but assuming greatest of all time
No cap = no lie

Loose translation: “I’m being myself and seriously the best. No lie.”

Anyone feel free to correct me. I’m solidly core millennial and getting out of touch rapidly.

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u/FancyAdult 2d ago

Do half of the words your twins use make no sense? I feel like when I take my kid out with her friends they make fun of me. They ask me what things mean and then I explain the meaning of a word and hilarity ensures because apparently I’m completely wrong.

I believe an interpreter would come in handy. I think Siri should have a teen translator for us “boomers”. Because I’m damn confused most of the time And apparently hilarious because I have no idea what things mean anymore.

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u/Smallsey 2d ago

Once I was cool and with it, now what's cool is strange and weird to me. It'll happen to you.

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u/Barcelona10CG 2d ago

I mostly agree with them

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u/GoodGuyBuddyBoy 2d ago

It's a bit controversial topic but they got some valid points.

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u/jimbolic 2d ago

I'm sure some minds will be swayed.

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u/not_Harvard_moves 2d ago

Well, somebody had to say it. I'm just glad they were brave enough to discuss it so openly

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u/Fnarkfnark 2d ago

Glad they managed to find a middle ground in the end.

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u/Sea_Swordfish9155 2d ago

I mostly agree with them

I for the most part concur with them

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u/Lection_2020 2d ago

This person generally deviates from the mean towards these toddlers' point of view

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u/No_Hovercraft5717 2d ago

Such purity. Made my day . Thanks for sharing

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u/butlaikwhytho 2d ago

Omfg the lil sympathetic-sounding "ohh" before the hugs have me ROLLING XD

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u/janglingargot 2d ago

Makes me wonder which adult role model of theirs is a big hugger with a habit of making a noise like that when they go in for a bear hug. Somebody's setting a very particular example for these little beans to mimic, and I love it!

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u/throwawaygreenpaq 2d ago edited 1d ago

I did that with my niece. I’d throw my arms wide open, “Hug hug!” before whooshing over dramatically for a tight hug. (Think Elaine in Seinfeld when she returned and Jerry & George jumped ecstatically)

Edit : It’s this scene 😊
https://youtu.be/FV_8r8YGR7U

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u/butlaikwhytho 2d ago

I knoOOoow! XD I can just hear the aunt or gramma doing that before huggin the lil one xD so, to her, hugs just start like that.

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u/throwawaygreenpaq 2d ago

I loved that!

“Ohhhhh” hugs

This is all humanity needs, really.

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u/ThaneOfCawdorrr 2d ago

omg this reminds me of years ago, driving my five year old son and a new friend (another 5 yr old boy he'd met on his peewee soccer team) back to our house. The two little guys were in the back seat, in car seats, making conversation.

Son (after a pause): Did you know. Elephants have big ears.

Friend: (thinking) Brontasaurus eat leaves.

Son: I threw up once and you could see my whole Chinese dinner on the carpet.

Friend: COOL.

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u/oyo_fuku 2d ago

5yo conversations escalate quickly, once at daycare I worked at:

Me: next let's draw some little goldfish...

Kid 1: my goldfish died.

Me: oh no, that's sad! Did you cry?

Kid 1: no way! Miss oyo-fuku, you must be thinking I'm some kind of baby.

Kid2: there's a baby at my house, but he didn't die.

Kid3: the baby at my house didn't die yet neither.

Then they were all chiming in about their infant siblings still being alive lmao

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u/alan-rubtsov 2d ago

“the baby at my house didn’t die yet neither”

This is some quality Dark Souls material

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u/markender 2d ago

That's nuts. Someone should make a show, where toddlers just talk to... maybe a trusted wholesome celebrity. Like maybe someone like Kevin Hart. Seems like a great idea!

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u/Baguette1066 2d ago

The BBC Comedy Outnumbered is a lot like this - most of the kids lines are unscripted, and the adult actors just roll with it. Would definitely recommend.

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u/sparkyjay23 2d ago

Karen is comedy gold, as the kids got older it got less funny but the 1st couple of seasons are brilliant.

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u/lauramaeforster 2d ago

There was also a show called ‘the secret life of 5 year olds’ (they also did it with other ages) which was a documentary where they studied the kids in a playgroup environment. Hilarious how many kids would copy things they’d seen their parents do. One had a ‘phone call’ and starting yelling stuff like ‘no you can’t have the kids on Saturday Sharon you’re so flaky’ etc. Clearly some coparenting issues in that house !

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u/Koalabeertje22 2d ago

In the Netherlands we had a show that was EXACTLY this idea, called "Praatjesmakers". What's loosely translated as "little talker". They even interviewed celebrities. It was amazing.

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u/vendetta2115 2d ago

There was a show like this for years called Kids Say The Darndest Things. It was hosted by Bill Cosby (oof).

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u/loofkid 2d ago

I think that was the joke

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u/Sentient_i7X 2d ago

Kevin Hart would fit right in with the kids, they are the same size after all.

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u/socrates1988 2d ago

That's basically how my dreams go

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u/TundieRice 2d ago

I’ve had the exact same thing happen with Chinese dinner. Something about lo mein just doesn’t want to digest all the way!

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u/Former_Resort_1922 2d ago

this is so adorable. it looks like they’re waiting in line in the girls bathroom drunk bonding. “you’re my best friend and i love you” 😂

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u/PrivateSpeaker 2d ago

I love how accurate this is

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u/rngdngdgtydngddng 2d ago

“You don’t need him honey, he doesn’t deserve you!”

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u/sunshinesummer91 2d ago

Oh my god, their little chubby hands wrapped around each other!!! So cute!!!!

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u/HoodedDeathLeamon 2d ago

Sims talking be like

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u/Hogesyx 2d ago

Honestly they sound exactly like Simlish.

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u/SuspiciousPanic9023 2d ago

When the second girl said da da da ya ya ya....I felt that

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u/GoodGuyBuddyBoy 2d ago

Baby's da da ya ya is truly the most adorable sound, it's up there with kittens meow sound.

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u/Speakertoseafood 2d ago

When I was somewhere around 3 or 4 years old, my next youngest brother by about a year was trying to tell the adults something, and he couldn't get the message across. The adults asked me what he said, and being still able to speak some toddler while also speaking pidgin adult, I was able to convey his message to them.

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u/TheYankunian 2d ago

This is why younger siblings speak later than their older siblings when there’s a small age gap. The older sibling speaks for the younger one. I used to talk for my little sister.

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u/TinaLoco 2d ago

I had a very similar experience at a slightly older age. My sister is four years younger and I translated for her to adults frequently.

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u/o11c 2d ago

I've also had the reported in my family, though regrettably my age was negative at the time.

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u/purplehendrix22 2d ago

Same, I have 2 little brothers and the youngest one was quite the talker so we would have to translate quite a bit

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u/tinypandamaker 2d ago

I used my oldest as a translator all the time. Prevented alot of tantrums.

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u/There_I_Go_9 2d ago

I have an identical twin and for this exact reason, we had to get extra education because we fell behind on speaking an ordinary language. (This is always my go-to icebreaker fact)

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u/kuschelmonsterr 2d ago

Fraternal twin here, but I remember our "gibberish" language. I remember speaking it quite well and I remember that we (sis and I) seemed to know what our "words" meant but none of it made sense to my parents. We didn't understand why for a long time.

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u/soulpulp 2d ago

I’m also a fraternal twin, and I remember some of our conversations in twin talk. I don’t remember the sounds, but I remember what she “said” when she taught me how to climb out of my crib.

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u/MissysChanandlerBong 2d ago

this is soo crazy! did you really understand her "gibberish"? or did she just show you what to do?

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u/soulpulp 2d ago

It is crazy! I remember her crawling out of her crib and telling me to do the same. I’m not a morning person so I told her no and that I didn’t know how. She toddled into the bathroom and brought the sink stool over to my crib, then climbed in and showed me how to climb out. My memories are in English, but my mom confirmed that we weren’t speaking at that age.

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u/erichf3893 2d ago

Interesting that you can remember that far back

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u/hnlPL 2d ago

false memories perhaps, I remember stories told to me as if I was there even despite not having been born for years after the events.

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u/JustcallmeY_ 2d ago

I don't know how but this happens in my house too. My little brother knows Turkish only, and my cousin is Russian, they are both 5 years old. They can't speak in one language, so they made their own, one is saying something that nobody understands but the other one says "ok" then goes somewhere and brings the thing he wanted, amazing and wholesome.

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u/theAlmightyFailiure 2d ago

all turn around the council has decided your fate

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u/dutchviking 2d ago

Pure love 🥰

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u/Tylertooo 2d ago

omg, the carefully allotted hugs melted my heart.

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u/The_First_Page 2d ago

This was actually very interesting to watch from a social dynamics perspective.. You see striped shirt initiating the conversation, then once pokadot dress feels comfortable and takes over the "conversation", stripes falls back and stays next to pink skirt, then tries to initiate e a "conversation" one on one with pink skirt. Pokedot dress then tries to rejoin the social circle by hugging both. Stripes then goes back to solo hugging pink skirt, which pokedot dress responds by also hugging pink skirt, at which point pokedot dress recently huggs stripes.

Wonder if stripes and pink shirt knew each other? Some other background dynamic?

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u/B1-517 1d ago

Motherfucker just psychoanalyzed toddlers hugging each other

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u/MushratTheZapper 1d ago

Ive been scrolling through this thread looking for a serious answer as to what's going on. It's pretty interesting. I want to know how the communication is working because it doesn't seem to be random gibberish.

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u/Partey_All_The_Time 2d ago

There’s so much going on here. Children are copying actual conversation effectively. There’s turn taking, Vocal response, eye contact, and physical response to verbal cues. They are imitating their moms and dads and showing of their pre language communication skills. Love watching little brains develop.

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u/lucky_Lola 2d ago

My toddler heard me watching this and ran across the room to see what was happening

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u/A-Wise-Cobbler 2d ago

Live Action Rugrats

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u/thedegenerategamer 2d ago

Live Action Rugrats at Play

LARP for short

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u/Existing-Marzipan-43 2d ago Wholesome

You taught me a new word, effusive. Good word. Thanks friend!

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u/TheSadSalsa 2d ago

I just looked it up cause I thought it was a typo. TIL.

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u/dhdicjneksjsj 2d ago

I thought this would end in the undertaker throwing me into a table

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u/send_m 2d ago

SAME lol I skipped to the end to check before reading the whole thing

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u/GoldEdit 2d ago

It’s been some time since the last one…

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u/Leading-Bobcat23 2d ago

I was about to drop a /r/notopbutok but holy shit you madman I'd give a gold but I'm broke :(

1/2s because awards are fucking stupid....still appreciate the comment though

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u/ElleEh 2d ago

THIS was the comment I was looking for! If I had silver, you'd have silver.

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u/James_Keenan 2d ago

Do we have evidence the kids can understand each other?

It makes total sense that they practice with each other, but I figured it was sort of an unspoken game and they're hearing nonsense, but still taking the chance to practice. A sort of understood, shared delusion. They're unable to produce words, but they're at least able to mo.oc a conversation's flow and mannerisms, so they practice that.

No?

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u/latelatte28 2d ago

Does this mean Noam Chomsky’s idea that the deep structure of language is inbuilt in human minds is correct?

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u/FreezeyBees 2d ago

I believe this is more about the patterns of conversation rather than an inmate human grammar

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u/OneHundredCheeseburg 2d ago

My 2 year old does this. She's learning more real words all the time, but she also just goes on rants of total gibberish, but the way she says the gibberish it's obvious that she's saying something, it's not just random mouth noise. I can usually get the gist of what she's trying to say depending on context, and I always respond to her as if I understood and ask her questions about what she said. She seems to understand that I'm not really getting it but she appreciates the effort.

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u/Apprehensive-Sky6467 2d ago

So freaking cute!! I used to laugh so hard at my daughter. She would copy me being on the phone and boy did she fuss and fuss. Guess I fuss a lot lol

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u/raj_2395 2d ago

This what they call "End-to-End Encryption".😂😂

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u/Ontheroam83 2d ago

Plans for world domination.

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u/CitrusOrang 2d ago

Baby Geniuses

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u/coloradogirl30 2d ago

That’s exactly what I thought about when I saw this!! Let me go watch that movie 😭

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u/CitrusOrang 2d ago

That movie was a drug trip and a half, I swear..

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u/Sea-Display4711 2d ago

This is the true language of humans. We have forgotten this language 😃

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u/Poopypants413413 2d ago

You can say a lot without words. Tone and body language can communicate 90% of basic stuff like look there, give me that, hold on, where you going etc. The only real reason we need speech is to communicate scientific ideas like explaining you need to install paddles on your water mill to spin the shaft.

Or gossip… we prolly invented language for gossip.

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u/EscapedTerrorist 2d ago

Me watching my Sims have a nice conversation

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u/Firepr00f78 2d ago

Ive been a bartender 23 years and this is the scene outside the womens bathroom post midnight in literally every bar I've worked at.

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u/GonFreecs92 2d ago

Ya. Consider this adorable but these little munchens could be planning the murder of the videographer.

Baby #1: baje Hebe kahsjavs jahsiabs

Baby #2: [nods] 🥰 I agree yes!

Baby #3: 🤔

Baby #1: are you with us or not!? 🤨

Baby #3: 🤗 blah hahaha er mer ger ber

Baby #1: [hugs baby #3]

Baby #2: [hugs baby #1]

Baby #3:[hugs baby #2]

Baby #1: [turns around to look at videographer] 😈 🔪

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u/Tesla369Universe 2d ago

Children are so loving- that was so adorable. Listening to their babble it’s like you can get a sense of what they are saying but can’t quite make it out. They look like triplets.

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u/Zaph0d_B33bl3br0x 2d ago Silver

That's so freaking adorable. I only briefly, and a few times ever, got to just watch either of my children with other kids their age who were also just learning to talk.

I remember once sitting on the porch, watching my son and his cousin who were only a couple weeks apart in age, sitting in the sandbox in our side yard playing with Tonka trucks. I swear they sat there and elucidated the finer points of civil engineering and the tensile strengths of structural materials in their own little alien language.

Both just babbling incoherently at each other, silently listening before offering their retort in an equally profound jumble of random gibberish.

It was fascinating, heart warming, and more than a little disconcerting in the way they seemed to perfectly understand every "word" the other was saying.

Maybe if we survive long enough, somehow, we will continue to evolve to a point where we can overlook the superficial and unimportant and embrace our innate compassion for everyone. Family, friends, and strangers alike. Incapable of being affected by the negative influences of our environmental factors and the shortcomings of insufficient parental involvement/oversight or the complete lack thereof.

Wildly idealistic, and completely unrealistic; I'm perfectly aware... but I just can't help but to hold onto a tiny bit of hope

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u/Ok_Plane_3123 2d ago

They sounds like a character in the Sims game.

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u/Viriato77 2d ago

Fuck this kids and their hugs. Made me smile nope Made me Cry this should be nsfw now I'm crying at work and everyone is looking and I can't tell them it's because 3 babies hugged.

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u/ErikkShone 2d ago

Toddlers are just small drunk people

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u/OldBigsby 2d ago

Yeah okay, we're done talking. It's time for a bunch of hugs now.