I’m currently a nanny for a very bright and very entertaining one year old girl named Stephanie. I’ve been her nanny since August and so have got to see her grow from a baby who couldn’t roll over to a toddler who now runs around and is developing a basic vocabulary.
It is pretty common in comedies and such for a baby’s first word to be something inappropriate or condemning and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t partially concerned about that when it became clear that Stephanie was close to talking. I knew I didn’t have too much to worry about though because I don’t swear around her. One Monday I show up for work and Stephanie’s mom excitedly tells me that she said her first word, “kitty”. I’m more of a dog person but I celebrated with her briefly before she headed off to work.
When Stephanie woke up I decided to see for myself. I brought one of the cats inside and showed it to her, “Titty” she said. Clear as day. Then over and over again, “Titty! Titty! Titty!” I was in hysterics. Obviously she was talking about the cat but that’s not what she was saying. I hope her parents got a recoding of it to show her when she gets older.
I hope you leave here laughing.