The Booper reel.

It's funny how as parents, aunts and uncles, spouses,  and friends we can find funny nicknames for our children and each other. 

  When I was expecting our baby, and it was before we learned he was a boy. We called the baby peanut. I would lovingly refer to him as our little peanut. The peanut would kick, roll and give me acid reflux. After our son was born, had grew and started toddling around our house. My husband started calling him the Booper, complete with sound effects. I don't know if it's because my husband is a musician, but everything seems to get his added sound effects around our house! 
  The Booper nickname started when our son was first learning to walk. My husband would see our son toddling and make the sounds boop, boop, boop, with every step our little guy would make. Thus he became our little Booper, or at times simply The Boop. We love our little man. I'm making a special place here on my blog to record funny or special moments with the Booper. You are welcome to read these or not, but I just want to have them recorded. ~ Beck

 April 21, 2012


The other night my husband, our son, and I were all on our bed having a pillow fight. We were taking a little break trying to distract the Booper, so we could stop pillow fighting. I decided to see if I could distract him by singing the Bob the Builder song. I don't really know all the words so I would just sing," Bob the builder, Bob the builder. Can we fix it, Yes we can!" The Booper got really excited and I could see him mouthing the words along with me. He has never sang actual words before, he would sing things like "laaa la laa" but never words. I just asked him if he wanted to sing it. To our amazement he said, "Yes!" and started singing (in his exact words), "Bob de builder, Bob de builder, Fix it? Yes we can!" My husband's and my mouth both dropped open. We are so proud of our little guy...a singer! :-D

28 comments:

  1. Aww that is so cute! I can't wait till my little guy starts talking.

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  2. So cute! We are a multilingual family and when my son asked me to sing him a Turkish lullaby I tried to sing it but could not remember the words, he would correct me and end up singing it himself.
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  3. That is sweet! Love getting surprises like these!

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  4. Moments like him singing are what you will remember and treasure, enjoy every minute with your little guy!

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  5. though I miss our kids being little I sure don't miss Bob the Builder. I could be in a dead sleep and as soon as that song played it would wake me up. Funny about nicknames....My daughter is Boo. She started off as Buddah because she had a bald head and round tummy. She looked like a Buddah when she would sit. As she grew she became Boo and she is now 11. Her friends even call her Boo.

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  6. How cute. My little guy told me yesterday excuse me raise your arm. I was talking and he didn't think it was my turn lol He's been learning classroom rules in preschool and meant raise my hand.

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  7. awww how cute! He has a great command of language for a first time singer!

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  8. That's adorable! I love hearing how people get their nicknames!

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  9. That's awesome! I'm sure you were super proud :) grats!

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  10. LOL too cute, and yes I think everyone has a nickname for each other in the household heheh, thanks for share @tisonlyme143

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  11. My daughter turned 3 recently and the stuff that comes out of her mouth is so hilarious. I love the idea of documenting it. I think I'll start some kind of journal at home of all the hilarious things that go on. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  12. Kids are amazing. They become like tape recorders

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  13. I just had a baby last month and we have nicknamed her peanut just because she is so little.My 2 year likes super why and because of that show she can say her abcs

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  14. I love special nicknames we give our kids. I think that when we use a name that is specific to one child that gives the child their own special identily.

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  15. You just made my day with cheerful comedy. I thank you for being so entertaining.

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  16. It's funny how sometimes the nicknames change when your baby is grown or gets a little older. That happened with my grandson, too. Can't wait to learn how you nickname the new baby. Wonder what the Booper will end up calling her?!

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  17. my oldest use be called thekicker he kick the living day out of me and then got in to karoke when he was 3 and kick my brother while he was sitting kithcen chair knock him out and we still joke aobut it

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  18. That's a very sweet, cute little story!!

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  19. Ha, made me laugh! Kids are adorable!

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  20. we were just saying that kids say the darndest thing at the wrong time

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  21. I never had a nickname growing up.

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  22. I like your very interesting story. I enjoyed reading about it.

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  23. The Booper is a cool nickname!! I'm surprised it is not the Bopper! We sing a lot of choruses in our house from the cartoons that we watch with our grandkids!
    I don't think we taught our kids the ABCs!
    I really believe it was the ABC song!
    Your son may be the next Justin Bieber! 💽

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  24. I love this age when they're learning so quickly!

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  25. That is so cute! My husband always gave our children nicknames. Our youngest is Booter. She is 21 and everybody calls her Booter still.

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