Buh, Buh, Buh, Banana!

La versión español está después de la versión inglés.

OUR FRIENDS PEDRO and Kathleen are both teachers. Kathleen hadn’t been working since giving birth to Luke more than three years ago, but she’s just begun teaching English online for an international company. As part of the interview process, she had to do demo lessons, which Luke watched her practice and then record. A few days later, Luke was in another room and Kathleen heard this:

“Buh, buh, buh, Boy!”
“Buh, buh, buh, Banana!”

Kathleen peaked around the corner and saw Luke sitting in front of the computer, holding a book, for his “student” to see. When she later told Pedro the story, he was so proud of his three-year-0ld son’s ability to grasp the concept of consonant sounds — until Kathleen told him how Luke had completed the lesson.

“Buh, buh, buh, Penis!”


NUESTROS AMIGOS PEDRO y Kathleen son profesores. Kathleen no había estado trabajando desde que Luke nació hace más de tres años, pero acaba de comenzar a enseñar inglés on-line para una compañía internacional. Como parte del proceso de la entrevista, tuvo que hacer lecciones de demostración, en las que Luke observó practicaba y luego grababa. Unos días después, Luke estaba en otra cuarto y Kathleen escuchó esto:

“Buh, buh, buh, Boy!”
“Buh, buh, buh, Banana!”

Kathleen alcanzó la esquina y vio a Luke sentado frente al ordenador, sosteniendo un libro, para que lo viera su “estudiante”. Cuando más tarde Kathleen le contó a Pedro la historia, él estaba muy orgulloso de la capacidad de su hijo de tres años para captar el concepto de los sonidos de las consonantes, hasta que Kathleen le contó cómo Luke había completado la lección.

“Buh, buh, buh, Penis!”

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

32 thoughts on “Buh, Buh, Buh, Banana!”

  1. wahahahahahahahahaha
    Children have a habit of making us happy, proud and crazy at the same time !

    cheers, parsnip

    1. Cheapchick,
      He’s so entertaining. Too bad Kathleen’s phone had an error when she tried to catch it on video.

    1. anne marie,
      He is so smart and so funny. The first word he ever wrote himself? POOP. Don’t ask…

  2. Boy, banana, penis. A logical progression.
    BTW – I am back again. Been reading, but not commenting while busy traveling and having a nice long visit from my sister.

  3. That was too funny! Are you sure that kid isn’t thirteen? I recall my sons grabbing their’s at that age, but they didn’t talk about it 🙂

    1. Deedles,
      When Jerry’s cousin was 3 (we were 30ish), we were at their house and he kept putting his hand down his pants. His father several times said, Go inside and pee. He kept saying No. Finally his father said If you don’t need to pee, why do you keep grabbing your crotch?. Because it feels good!

  4. This is so cute! Luke will be far ahead of his peers when he enters school. By then he will have a string of words he can share with his teachers!!

    1. Willym,
      He is very kind and cooperative. I hope his teachers enjoy him.

  5. Hahaha! When my friend Sara’s youngest son was that age, they were traveling by plane and hit some turbulence. Little Josh said (loud enough for everyone to hear) “Mom my penis feels funny!”

    1. Jennifer:
      Hahaha back! I NEVER told MY mother when my penis felt funny. The other day, Luke dropped an assembled toy when he was carrying it from his bedroom to the living room. Kathleen heard him say, “Joder!” which means “fuck.” I think it’s time to start cleaning up our acts around him. Of course, Kathleen could blame this one on Pedro, because she doesn’t swear in Spanish.

      1. Kathleen,
        I know. You never! In Spanish. But oh what you’ve said in English.

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