If My Baby Could Talk . . . A Mom Narrating Her Daughter’s Day - Baby Chick

If My Baby Could Talk . . . A Mom Narrating Her Daughter’s Day

It’s kind of fun to imagine what my 7 month old's opinions would be if my baby could talk. Would I really want to know?

Published March 23, 2018 Opinion
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Seven months old. That’s how old my daughter is—and while I sometimes find it fun to narrate things for her, I have a feeling she’d have a lot more to say (if we’re going based on her side-eye because homegirl is GOOD at judging) if my baby could talk. It’s fun to imagine what her opinions would be because I’m doing my best to raise a little leader who has a strong voice.

Here’s What I Think My Baby Would Say if She Could Talk:

On breakfast:

Okay, so we’re just going to pretend you’re still eating two breakfasts because we wake up early, Mom? I’ve heard you tell people it’s because you’re still breastfeeding, but let’s be real here: you know you supplement me with formula, like, 50% of the time, anyways. You’re basically on the same eating-every-4-hours schedule as I am. Either way, pass me the bottle. I want to throw it on the floor.

On playtime:

Yes! Bouncy seat action. Mom’s flipping on some TV . . . I wonder if she’ll make me watch Friends for the 112th time. I’ve been alive for seven months and hear “I’ll be there for you” in my sleep.

Oh! Hell yeah, it’s Daniel Tiger. DT, my man. What’s he up to now? Oh great. ANOTHER SONG. Daniel, your theme song is as good as they get: you probably can’t outdo it.

Okay, so that episode is over. Maybe she’ll stop folding clothes and turn it to . . . nope. Here we are in the neighborhood again. Mom’s a creature of habit, but I’m not this basic—I’ll start fussing so she gets the hint.

On breastfeeding:

Lunch! LUNCH! LUNCH, MOM. LUUUUUUUUNCH. Okay, she’s taking one out—finally. I hate having to yell for my food like this is some kitschy diner. Then she has the audacity to tell people I’m grumpy?! No, Mom. Just no. Anyways, this is a good boob. I love the boob—wait, what was that noise? I’m struggling to eat and be as nosy as I want to be. Why won’t this nipple stretch more? Maybe if I clamp down with my gums just right and whip my head to the other side, it’ll—what? Why are you being so dramatic, Mom?! It can’t hurt as badly as my gums do. You’ll get over it.

On clothing:

Woohoo! I’m just going to lay here while Mom gets dressed. I love downtime—they act like I have to do something 24/7, and sometimes a girl needs to relax.

Oh, God. I can’t relax now. MOM. WHAT. ARE. YOU. WEARING?! She hasn’t done laundry in at LEAST a week, and thank goodness I don’t sweat, and it’s socially acceptable for me to be in pajamas all day . . . but Mom, you can’t go to work like that. High water pants with the same sweater you wore on Monday? Bless. Stop buying me new clothes that I’ll outgrow, and maybe invest in something that fits you. Although, I do love my clothes . . . I’ll meet you halfway here. Stop buying DAD stuff.

On the bedtime routine:

Ooh! Bathtime. This is my jam. It’s so soothing, getting a little scrub action with Mom. Oh, sh*t! It’s cold. Sh*t is a word Mom says a lot, but then she says ‘shoot’ really quickly afterward? Does it mean the same thing? Well, sh*t. I don’t know. I’m a baby.

Now, we’re snuggling in my room and she’s playing an audiobook while I eat. This is the life, and while my Mom is awkward, hovers over me at every turn, and uses me as an excuse for things sometimes . . . I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love her, and I can’t wait to tell her one day.

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