Gibberish That Makes Sense

Ace is a gibber-jabbin fool!  All day everyday is filled with a random combination of the baby gibberish language consisting of some of the basic language sounds. “Da Ma Ba Ri Ta Sh Fu Do Bo Na Ge Zz Ay Ss”

Sometimes he says things that make sense.  Is it a coincidence?  Or is he smarter than the average bear?

Gibberish That Makes Sense #1
Ace was playing on the floor late one night, gibber jabbin as usual when he gets extremely tired, when I said, “Let’s go upstairs and go to bed.”  He stopped what he was doing, turned and looked at me, and said, “Right now?”

Gibberish That Makes Sense #2
Grandma was holding Ace.  It was obvious he wanted down on the floor.  He was fighting to get down off her lap, but she insisted on holding him.  He stopped fighting, turned and looked at her, and said, “I want down!”  She freaked out and put him down on the floor.

Gibberish That Makes Sense #3
Momma got really creative this Christmas and took pictures of Ace doing some finger painting.  She bought a hinged frame that holds two pictures.  In one side she put a picture of Ace covered in paint as he is painting.  In the other side she put a piece cut from his painting.  Grandma was holding Ace and showed him the picture.  She asked him, “Who is that baby in the picture?”  Ace said, “Ace!”

There are a couple other phrases that he says that make sense.  Such as “I got it” or “I did it”.

Coincidence?  or smarter than the average bear?


  1. He’s just Baby-Bloggin’!

    I reckon I’d drop a baby if it actually spoke at me for the first time.

    The stuff that doesn’t make sense, record it and play it back when he’s older to translate.

  2. jen says:

    How old is he again?
    Id say hes smarter than the average bear

    My Little Man “talks” nonstop and is stringing a couple of words together now and again but he cant say his name nor say things like Ace can yet

  3. Hossman says:

    One of my daughters first words was “shit”. She said it when she dropped a shoe. It was my sign that perhaps it is time to clean up the language. However, she used it appropriately so I am still very proud!

  4. Stephen says:

    Our youngest amazes us too. She’s just about to break into full talking mode! 🙂

  5. Jared says:

    XBox: Baby-bloggin’! LOL!

    Jen: He’ll be 10 months in about a week. I don’t think Ace knows what he is saying, but he can mock what we say to some degree.

    Hossman: Appropriate use of curse words is a must! No atter what age. 😀

    Stephen: Cool!

  6. Joe says:

    Dude, it is weird to me. I think babies are in this ‘fugue state’ where they feel they can say things and perhaps they think they actually are but seldom do the words exit their mouths. My eldest at an early age said a clear sentence like, “Ba-bye Daddy!” when it was obvious I was on my way to work. I remember it clearly although it was over 6 years ago.

  7. Honeybell says:

    My youngest does this also. He just turned two, but had been “accidentally” saying words since he was about 9 months. My favorite is recently he has begun to say “bless you” when anyone sneezes!

  8. Jared says:

    Joe: Fugue state…LOL! I’ll have to remember that one. Reminds me of the “Look Who’s Talking” movie. It’s probably a good thing I can’t hear what Ace wants to actually say. I would probably be offended… 😀

    HoneyBell: Phew…glad someone else has experienced this. So, I’m not just hearing things! Thought maybe I was losing MORE of my mind. 😀

  9. Pete Aldin says:

    When there’s a chance to claim genius on behalf of your son, it’s never “coincidence” and always ‘above average smarts”. At 10 months, that’s all very unusual verbalisation …

    And Hossman: lol!