Who is Eddie, you might ask? Truth be told, I have no idea. Mary Natalie has been babbling away for a couple of months now, but these past days has been fixated on a single word: Eddie. Which is a bit disappointing, as her very first word was Daddy. You can imagine my pride and joy when she first looked at me, revealed two cute, bunny teeth in a wide grin and cried out: “Daddy!”
My heart swelled. But my pride and joy were dimmed when she next turned to Electra. “Daddy,” she shouted.
I knew things were getting out of hand when she next pointed at Basta the cat and yelled, “Daddy!”
Before I had time to comprehend the notion of my darling daughter being the illegitimate fruit of love between my wife and our cat, Mary Natalie delivered the final blow by grinning at a shiny pot: “Daddy!”
That was a couple of months ago, and since then she has greatly expanded her vocabulary to include such fine words as, “Doo” and “Ba.” Sometimes, she even strings them together: “Doo Ba Ba.”
Lately, however, all this fine progress has been reversed. We only have the one word, and we use it like crazy: “Eddie.”
What makes this even stranger is that we use a multitude of languages around her. Mostly Greek and English, but also expressions in some of the other languages we speak: French (Electra’s first language), Spanish, and even the odd German phrase.
Eddie is not a word in any of them.
That’s when we figured it might be a name. Am I Eddie? Are you? Is her mom? No one knows. But this morning she looked plaintively at me and cried out (you guessed it), “Eddie!”
And Eddie could use your help with something: since publishing the updated Pearseus bundle, it’s been doing really well, sales-wise. However, it has just a handful of reviews (indeed, only one in the UK).
So, if you have read any books in the series and enjoyed them, would you be kind enough to leave a review saying so?
Please don’t think for a moment I’m exploiting my daughter’s irresistible cuteness to earn some new reviews. I’m doing this for Eddie.
Oh my, has that precious bundle of love grown! Hilarioussssssss post! Just wondering if ‘Eddie’ is meant to mean daddy? One can hope? 🙂
Daddy, mommy, doggie… The possibilities are endless 😀
Lol, look out too for the possibility of an ‘imaginary friend’. My niece had one of those at a young age. 🙂
Gotta love those!
Oh my gosh, Eddie, she is so cute! I can’t believe how much she has grown. Don’t worry about who Eddie is, it’s her word for you and anything else. She has a limited vocabulary and must use her words for more than one thing. Mary Natalie is absolutely a-d-o r-a-b-l-e!
I couldn’t agree more, but as her dad I’m not exactly objective 😀
LOL – how delightful!! Your daughter is such a charmer. I hope you get new reviews thanks to her. I’ll go post mine now 🙂
Thank you!! 🙂
I know, right?? 😀
Aw… Gorgeous and I Love Charles’ response.
I’d say she’s saying daddy. Kids are quite fluid in development at this stage. They can do something one week and not the next. That’s normal apparently.
The first thing McMini said was, ‘no muggy, I get this today.’ Whispered. I’m muggy btw. Then nothing. Fot three whole months. Then he said ‘I go la.’ Meaning I go there, also whispered. Then another two months he started as normal! First spoken word van (in laws lived with us at the time and had a camper van) second word daddy. Mummy was a long long time coming. 🙂
Good luck finding out who Eddie is. 🙂 but I’d lay bets it’s you.
Oh, there’s no doubt in my mind. Eddie’s definitely me. And the missus. And the cat. And the dog. and the camera (the list goes on…)
Love the story about McMini, I’m sharing with the missus 🙂
It is amazing watching them grow and turn into little people isn’t it?
Amazing doesn’t begin to describe it. No wonder I’m nuts about her 🙂
Lol, too cute – unfortunately, I can’t help you with the Eddie conundrum, Nicholas 😀 Babies and toddlers are just too cute for words. My youngest son used to have long conversations with his blue teddy bear, while sitting in his car seat – Lord knows what he was saying, but it sounded deep and was all just burbling nonsense to me 🙂
Ha ha – I love that story 😀
Maybe she’s one of the friends of Eddie Coyle…
Lol – yes, that must be it 😀
Well “Eddie – Daddy” she wants you to put down the camera and pick her up – and that means now.
Actually, she wanted to grab the camera and run away with it. Her frustration stemmed from my refusal to hand it over. She’s so darn cute, it’s a real struggle not to spoil her rotten by giving her everything she asks for.
Gentle but firm does it, if you don’t want to create a very cute monster.
Aww. She’s so adorable, Nicholas. The “Daddy” story was hysterical. I wish I could help you with Eddie. You’ll just have to wait until she reveals the secret identity. I’ve already reviewed the Pearseus series, but I’ll make sure it’s on the new bundle too (if it isn’t there). 🙂
Just checked. My review is there already. 🙂
Aw, you’re the best! Eddie thanks you 🙂
I tweeted “can you help Eddie?” I’ve never gotten so many retweets or new followers from any other tweet!
Ha ha – that’s the power of Eddie 😀
Hey, maybe it’s Edie, not Eddie! Maybe she needs to hear Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDl3bdE3YQA
“I’m not aware of too many things, I know what I know if you know what I mean…”
I loved that song! And it’s got a Goofy or a Pluto in there, too!
Ha ha – perfect 😀
She is adorable. Don;t worry, Eddie. We were called Mama and Dada interchangeably for some time. Our son also had his own vocabulary which we had barely come to understand when he dropped it. One word I remember – a street sign was a ‘ptee.’ Glad you have this on video – wish we’d had that option when our children were little.
A ptee, huh? Sounds like a mixed up tree. I try to capture as much as I can, but I often wish I had a pair of Google glasses, set on ‘record’ all day long 😀
I think it means ‘camera’. She obviously wanted to hold it!
Best wishes, Pete.
You know, you’re absolutely right. She did want the camera, and on this occasion “Eddie” meant just that. Mind you, five minutes later she was chasing Basta crying out “Eddie,” so it’s not exactly written in stone 🙂
Our grandson calls all dogs “Bah”. We think it is his version of ‘Bark’.
She is so adorable! You’re a lucky man, Eddie!
Lol – thanks, bro 🙂
I can’t believe how quickly she’s growing!
Tell me about it!
Hi Eddie! Have got me the Pearseus bundle – have been meaning to get back into it for some time now! 😀
You’re a star! Thanks for helping out Eddie 😀
Quite obvious, she understands condensation and economy Eddie is e-daddy. What else? A poet in the making.
Ha ha – yes, that must be it 😀
Maybe you have a ghost named Eddie?
You know, I did think of that. But it’s a new house, and we’re the first people in, so I dismissed the thought 🙂
Never know. Might be an animal ghost that lived on the land first.
At least there are no Indian burial sites around.
Those never effect the people who deserve it. Always an innocent family trying to start a new life.