Muffin often says things that are indecipherable. Even now. Until recently, he used to say “I am boybot. P-Och-I” in a stilted robot voice, and we had no clue what it meant. By the way, he said P (like pea, or more crudely pee) Och (to rhyme with roach) I (eye). For over a year, Josh and I tried to figure out what he meant. (Seriously, this about drove both of us nuts)
Seriously. Over. A. Year.
And he wouldn’t tell us where it came from. I felt like I was in a perpetual game of Mad Gab (trying to figure out what he was saying from something he had heard and trying to figure out where he heard it).
Then, one day, a couple of weeks ago, Josh was home with Muffin during one of his off-but-on-call days, and they were watching Backyardigans. One of the robot episodes came on–the one where that has little evil things in the screws. The robots say “All systems A-OK.” Muffin immediately said, “I am boybot. P-Och-I.” Lightbulb! Eureka! So, in Muffin-Mad-Gab-speak “All systems A-OK=I am Boybot. P-Och-I.”
He does still say “P-Och-I” quite a bit. But it’s so much better (less frustrating) now that we know where it comes from and what it means.
Has your little boybot or girlbot ever said anything Mad Gab-ish? Let me know by dropping me a line below!