Too precious by far

Alright, I know that I’m probably going to sound like a mean old guy, but my neighbours literally drive me crazy with the way they interact with their little kid. They’re right outside my window (it’s a condo) and they’re singing nursery rhymes. Every time the guy talks to his kid, he uses that overly fake sing-song voice like he’s talking to an imbecile. He repeats everything the kid says! Tree? Yes! That is a tree! This child is at least 3 years old, and appears to be of completely normal intelligence. The mother is almost worse, because she does the same thing but sounds like Minnie Mouse when she speaks. I’m a father so I don’t hate children. I just can’t stand their *precious* behaviour! It’s nauseating.


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Haha, honest confession.

Apr 5, 2020 at 6:39pm

So glad I live in a low rise and none of my neighbours have kids.
A couple of dogs who bark now and then but no problem compared to what you describe.
That really does sound nauseating!

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Oh vomit

Apr 5, 2020 at 6:59pm

I cannot stand it when parents speak to their children like they are adorable little morons. Puke. Hurl. Spew. Please "accidentally" spill some water on them will you?

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Leave them alone

Apr 5, 2020 at 9:27pm

You probably did the same thing with your children. Kids respond better with the cartoon voices over the adult voices because they hear sounds at a higher frequency range than adults. Besides, it's their business, not yours.

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Preschool teachers

Apr 6, 2020 at 1:02pm

use normal voices. Thankfully.

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@ Leave

Apr 6, 2020 at 10:13pm

Nope. I’ve never treated children like imbeciles. Even my own. Thankfully they’ve all grown up to have incredible vocabulary skills. Likely because I spoke to them just like I’d speak to anyone, and as a result they learned very early how to speak.

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Sounds like..

Apr 7, 2020 at 10:35am

You were never adored as a child...sad:(

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Apr 7, 2020 at 6:48pm

I hate to tell you of how I spoke entirely in sing-song voices to my kids and grandkids, and each were speaking four languages before adolescence. All brilliant minds: doctors, judge, teachers, and so on and so forth.

It might not have been your experience; does not make it impossible in the grand scheme.

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