You Know What I Love?

I love how itty bitty kids are such parrots.  I mean, at times that can be totally embarrassing, but mostly it’s just hilarious.  Having a three year old has required that Mr. Mock and I censor ourselves somewhat, lest Mini-Mock picks up naughty words prematurely.  This is much easier for me than for Mr. Mock, incidentally.

Anyway, one of the joys of parenting a parrot is that you can tell your parrot to say anything you want, and they will happily repeat it as often as you ask them to.  I LOVE this.  Bunny was over recently, and we were eating pizza, and we were discussing the deliciousness of pizza and trying to imagine what sort of person wouldn’t like pizza, and Mini-Mock chimed in and said, “Who doesn’t like pizza?”  And Bunny looked at Mini-Mock, and said to him gravely, “Pinko Commies don’t like pizza.  Say it, Mini-Mock.  Pinko Commies don’t like pizza.”

And now, whenever you ask Mini-Mock who doesn’t like pizza, he says gleefully, “PINKO COMMIES!”


Have you tried this with your little parrots?

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  • jenn

    No, we like pizza too 😛

  • Bunny

    My nephew is AWESOME. Did you notice how proud Grandpa Mock was of Mini-Mock’s answer? He was totally beaming. Our family is awesome.

  • Birdie

    Ummm… yeah sometimes, not that I WANT them to repeat what I say… EVER but it happens…. then I just say, “outta the mouths of babes” LOL!

  • ER

    Being a mother to two little girls, I agree, the parrot effect can be both embarrassing and endearing at times.

  • rosie too

    My little parrots don’t like pizza. It is beyond all comprehension. You think you raise them right and then…

  • abracadebrah

    My mom always tell the story about when I was a 3 yr old parrot. Of course I was so excited about Santa that was all I talked about. We were in some store and my aunt was so tired of hearing about him that she said “[email protected]#$ Santa Claus.” That was it and I kept saying it over and over. My mom said she just walked away from us and pretended she didn’t know us.

  • Nancy

    Three is the BEST age for kids….LOVE age three. My baby turns 12 on Tuesday, and I keep looking at her and asking what happened to 3? And 12 is definitely not a fun age as her head spins and she spews forth hormones…

  • mlm

    4 year olds can be parrots, too. My son was telling me that “you shouldn’t stand on your chair at school–APPARENTLY, teachers don’t like that.” Apparently!

    Also, my brother got him to come and ask me to “discuss the outcome of World War II.” !!

  • bobcat

    You’re raising a fine conservative there Ma Dock.