We didn't set out to drive our children crazy. It started when they were babies and stayed with us. I'm talking about terms of endearment and "family phrases".:) Do you share in this method of torture at your house? Mandy wants to be called by her given name now- Amanda. Not gonna happen. She is either Mandy or "Maa Maa" (as given to her by her little sister) to us. The term "bumbles" was used by Mandy's gymnastics teacher when Mandy was about 2 years old. "You just hold them by the bumbles (bottom)..."- we thought that was precious! It stuck, too. My parents started "milky timer" (milk) and there is "bathy timer", "sleepy timer", etc. It makes the girls crazy! We can't help it- the names stuck!
We don't always talk baby talk. It just slips sometimes when we are at home- just the four of us. I know you do it, too. Be proud! You are passing on a tradition to your children. I bet our grand children will be drinking milky timer someday, too.:)