Twin Talk

My twins have always had a funny little unique way of chit chatting to each other. I wouldn’t say it’s a secret twin language but they definitely have had a special, very sweet way of communicating together.

For instance, they called each other ‘Babby’ for a long time, it was each other’s name as far as they were concerned. O would call H Babby, and H would call O Babby. They pronounced it as a cross between babby and bobby I suppose and it was so so cute I can’t describe! Quite strange really, but even though it was the same word, they said it ever so slightly differently to each other!

Of course, the rest of us used to use that too. We did use their names aswell but when we were having a bit of fun we would call them Babby, I guess it stuck!

I’m sure it stemmed from me calling them ‘my baby’ when I spoke to them when they were very young…. you know that silly, gooey daft way we talk to our babies, when we hold them close and snuggle in to them….. ‘aww my baby’, or ‘where’s my beautiful baby?’, or ‘hello my baby boy’… etc etc…. They might have mistaken this for being their name ha. I can’t really think of another reason, unless saying their actual names was a bit too difficult for them.

They’ve only recently started using each others real name.

Or maybe it was just their loving way of addressing each other. My twins are very close, they get along so well and definitely have a very special bond. I love nothing more than spying on them whilst they chat and play, listening in to their babble, they are completely in tune and have an understanding. They comfort and soothe each other when one is upset and if I’m not sure what one is trying to say, the other tells me, as if translating for me!

Gap shirts twins

I just love the way toddlers and small kids talk. You get such an insight into how they see the world sometimes. And it’s especially funny when they think they know something and waffle on about it, using their imagination but are completely wrong!

My twins have come out with some corkers recently.

The best place at the moment for listening to some hilarious chit chat from them is in the car.

At the traffic lights the other day, we were at the front of the queue at a red light and they noticed a no left turn sign….

O – “Look Mummy, no boomerangs”

H to O – “No boomerangs allowed?”

O – “No, not allowed to play boomerangs here”

There was another sign too…..

H thought he would add his own bit of knowledge by saying..

H – “And no horseshoes”

O – “No horseshoes?”

H – “No, not no horseshoes silly…. no HORSES!!!”

So random. So funny.

Another funny little comment the other day by H must’ve been inspired by the Christmassy songs they’ve been learning at school recently. Again it was in the car. It took a few attempts of him asking me before I actually realised what on earth he was going on about. My twins have a good vocabulary but still speak quite baby like and not very clear, so instead of asking them to repeat themselves over and over (this annoys them) I try my best to figure it out. On this particular day H came out with this and because it was so out of the blue with no lead up to it at all, it took a while for me to get it…

H – “Mummy, there’s no crib for a bed”!

Me – “What’s that darling?”

H – “There’s no crib for a bed”!

Hmm, no, still couldn’t understand. I glanced over towards my daughter who was sitting in the front seat but she shook her head as if to let me know she didn’t quite pick it up either. One more try then…

Me – “Just say that again sweetie I didn’t hear you properly?”

H – (huffing) – “There’s no crib for a bed!!”

Ah ok, realisation. The boys had been learning the carol ‘Away in a Manger’ for their church service. Bless H, he was obviously mulling over the lyrics and was quite concerned that baby Jesus has no where to sleep! We then had a sing song of course.

My twins have been practicing their phonics at home these past few weeks too, we go through some of them and find words beginning with a particular letter. One of the letters was ‘b’. They came back with the obvious ones like ball, bag then H said ‘bragon’…. hehe which was the mythical fire breathing beast – obvs.

First letter sounds are quite often muddled. Both boys put a ‘t’ in front of a lot of words, like…. tar (car), tup (cup) and my absolute favourite…

Tuddle (cuddle) – I love this. “Me want tuddles Mummy”

They don’t say ‘I’ either, they say ‘Me’…. “Me want a tuddle!!” “Me want a brink (drink)”….. My heart melts when my boys say “tuddles Mummy” with their little arms open towards me, it gets me every time – I just can’t resist, sooooo cute!

That recent pop song that shot up the charts ‘I don’t care, I love it’ by Icona Pop was renamed in my house to ‘Me don’t care, Me love it’!! Hilarious that the boys sang ‘Me’ instead of ‘I’ even when everyone else sang it correctly.

Another funny little comment the other day was when I was cuddling H, he looked at me seriously and said..

“Mummy, you have eyebrows”

This made me laugh…. in fact, H had no clue that I was going to find this funny so when I laughed, he jumped out of his skin.

“Yes I do” I said whilst trying to move them up and down, making him giggle!

“You have eyebrows too” I told him… before picking him up and showing him in the mirror.

“Oh yes” he said, almost surprised!

His are very fair, almost invisible, so maybe he hadn’t noticed them before, or maybe he was just playing around with me, who knows?!

Another time O and H were trying to tell me about ‘Clams’… (that’s exactly how it sounded anyway)… they were talking about them and saying they saw one. I was intrigued.

“You saw clams?” I asked…

“Yes”. Both boys were waffling but not making any sense so I probed…

Me – “Where?”

O – “In the field”

Hmm, not getting this. Tried another tactic.

Me – “Where do the clams live?”

O – “Those live in big tents!!!”

LOL…..Aww….. he meant Clowns!

There are so many funny things my twins say, on a daily basis. Just thought I’d share some of them. Maybe this is a topic I should return to very soon……

Wot So Funee?



  1. Aww! Adorable!! So funny 😀

  2. I love toddler speak too! My wee girl is 20mo and I developing some fantastic toddlerisms 🙂 Love the interpretation of the road signs! #Wotsofunee

  3. ah how adorable..can’t help thinking of that twins talking youtube clip now!

  4. So sweet – they’re at the perfect age for #funees and having two of them must make for some really sweet listening in 🙂

  5. It’s lovely reading about your twins’ special bond, and the things they say are hilarious! Love the boomerangs thing!

  6. Adorable. Love the boomerang comment haha. My mum said how my twin & I often spoke gibberish but it was as if we understood as one would babble, the other would reply with almost and answer babble then were’d go off to that toy as if in a secret language we had discussed playing with it. So awesome really xxx

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