In church yesterday, a baby started jabbering. And then another. And another. And that made me wonder.
Did you ever notice that they seem to be having a conversation? Sometimes, they even get into arguments and all start wailing at the same time. But how are they communicating? That’s what I want to know.
Next time you hear babies chattering in a silent crown, pay attention to the pattern. Not the words, but the tone of the sounds they make, as well as the interplay between them. It sounds exactly like a conversation in a foreign language you don’t understand.
Then I started wondering what the babies were talking about.
“Yo, Frankieeee. You teething now?”
“You bet, Joshua! Got me a Mickey Mouse with spiky-covered hands and feet. You should try one.”
“Hey, you two! You hear about that astronaut with the diaper? That was sooooo funny.”
“Sure did, Melissa. I messed my Huggies when I heard about it.”
“Catch you two boys later, okay? Mom thinks I’m hung–MMMPH!”
Perhaps it’s better if I don’t know….