Monday, September 29, 2008

Crapple, in French

Demon Baby's sister goes to a gifted program--bused to a school so she can take some amazing classes for some amazingly smart little kids. Case in point, she's in elementary school and studying French, Latin, and Spanish.

Demon Baby apparently thinks being a master of destruction ONLY in English is so passe. So now he makes up songs and words--and tells us what they mean. Apparently, he now speaks French. No, in fact, apparently he now SINGS in French. So, while other children sing-song, "Twinkle, twinkle, little star . . ." we have . . .

Demon Baby plucking an air guitar and singing "Cinquo, cinquo, cinquo." When we asked what the song meant he said (looking at me askance as if I was REALLY stupid) . . . "Go to Mexico . . . in French." I didn't realize I needed an interpreter for his songs. To be fair, he has a Hispanic father and we talk about Mexico a lot.

But just today, he said, "Mama, I am going to teach you a little song. In French." It also had hand motions. From what I recall, the song amounted to singing, "Crapple, crapple, crapple" over and over again with a lovely little harmony and melody, while high-fiving your singing partner. When I asked what "crapple" meant, he said, "Go . . . go my friend. In French."

So there you go, crapple . . . crapple my friends!

15 comments:

spyscribbler said...

That is funny! You know, my stepsister-in-law grew up in Pakistan speaking 4 or 5 languages. (The moves, plus servants, etc.)

She said she would mix them all up until about 4 or 5, when she could separate them and understand they were different languages.

I'm thinking Demon Baby just got to that realization earlier. :-)

Erica Orloff said...

spy:
LOL! Well . . . he's speaking his own little language there, but of course, I expect no less.

I need a Demonologist to understand him now.

E

The Anti-Wife said...

Crapple? Catchy name. It just might catch on and make him rich and famous. You might want to copyright it just in case!

Erica Orloff said...

Crapple . . . and new toilet paper?

A new medication for when you feel like crap?

:-)
E

Karmela said...

Pretty soon the kid'll be inventing his own language.

Erica Orloff said...

karmela:
Yeah . . . I'm expecting that. ;-)
E

Melanie Avila said...

LOL! Is that any relation to Crap-tastic, when something is fantastically crappy?

Robin said...

I'm impressed that Demon Baby wants to speak other languages. It must be to communicate with demons from other countries. All of the demon movies I've seen have Latin chants. He might want to focus in on Latin. That would be my advice if I was a Demon Baby consultant.

Erica Orloff said...

melanie:
Apparently, "crap" is French. :-)

Craptastic, Crapple, Crapola, Crapalicious.

E

Erica Orloff said...

Robin:
No, the day that kids starts speaking Latin, I am running away from home. :-)
E

laughingwolf said...

lol... and a merry crapple to you, too :O

mama, you DO need a db demonologist!

Erica Orloff said...

laughingwolf:
Alas, I believe I am the only db demonologist available. ;-)
E

Zoe Winters said...

bwahahahahaha I have to add the Demon Baby Blog to my blogroll. Demon baby kicks ass!

Erica Orloff said...

zoe:
No. He kicks MY ass. The kid wears me out. :-)
E

laughingwolf said...

none better i'm sure, erica ;)