What is it about small children that can reduce a mature adult into a blithering idiot? Seriously. With babies, grown ups can start talking in nonsense syllables within seconds! Or they talk in a ridiculous sing song pattern. I don't know. I have caught myself doing it once in a while with my new granddaughter. I worked really hard when my children were small to talk to them like they were real live human beings. I think I did a pretty good job of it. We did not use a lot of baby words. Actually, our biggest problems came when I used terms that were from my past. They absolutely "lost it" the first time they heard me refer to a television as a "boob tube" and an "idiot box". They always accused me of making up words and I often had to prove my case with a dictionary.
That isn't to say that I did not make up words. I have also found that small children alone and in packs can cause an adult to "snap". It just takes a pair of rolled eyeballs, or a "whatever" or too much noise or them saying your name over and over and over..... I know that every mother in the world has threatened to change her name from "mom" or "mommy" to anything! At any rate, it just takes one thing and "snap" you find yourself angry enough that you cannot complete an intelligent sentence! Made up words come out of your mouth, you stutter, you call people by the wrong names and even occasionally forget who you are. Rest assured that every child will remember every single incident like this. Mine still talk about those "moments" and they find great humor in it as adults.
Don't worry moms. God has a great sense of humor. I have personally witnessed the same phenomena happen to "Mommy" and "Mini Me". And you know what? I thoroughly enjoy watching it happen. There is a lot to be said for poetic justice!
Wife, Mother, Mother, Mother, Mother, Mother, Mother, Mother, Nurse, Grandmother, Friend...that's me in a nutshell!