Despite the fact that Isaac is apparently a man of few words, he has more than proven that he does not, in fact, have a speech impediment.

I know. Not only because of the List titled Things Isaac Has Said (Somewhat Inconsistently), but also because of the movies.

If he thinks nobody is watching, he will quote a movie, word for word, right along with the character who is speaking.

While watching the movie UP, he likes to quote the opening lines.  You know, the radio talk show host.  He also does the sigh and gasp bit.  "ADVENTURE IS OUT THERE!"

While watching The Iron Giant, he does the whole part where the boy first meets the giant.  "NO!  You stay here, I go."  And walks away while he says it, until he runs into the wall and has to start over again.

While watching How to Train Your Dragon, he's been known to exclaim, "HICCUP!  SON! DRAGON!"

And so on and so forth.

Of course, now he'll probably never have normal conversations.  I can picture it now:

Strange person: Hello sweetie, what's your name?

Isaac: Hogarth.  That's an embarrassing name.  They might as well have called me Zeppo or something. 

Strange person: Okay?  Well, what do you want to be when you grow up, Hogarth?  (Why do adults always ask that.  He doesn't know: he's THREE.)

Isaac:  Charles Muntz, explorer.  When I get big, I'm going where he's going.  South America.  It's like America, but South.

Strange person: An explorer!  Well that's just great.  What else will you explore?

Isaac: Berk. It's twelve days north of Hopeless and a few degrees south of Freezing to Death. It's located solidly on the Meridian of Misery.

Strange person: Um.  How nice.  Where's your mommy?

Isaac: I don't know.  I have half of her breastplate. 

Strange person:  Excuse me?

Isaac: Do you not agree with that which I have said to you now? 

Strange person: Actually, no.

Isaac: Take a bath, hippie!

.... You can see the trouble this might cause.

But to be perfectly honest, I'm not too concerned.  The kid was already a bit weird.  (This morning, he poured salt into my stove-top burners.  SALT.  Massive mounds of it in perfectly concentric heaps.  He should know by now that salt isn't a toy; it's mommy's favorite food group.  Geez.)

Eh, well.  Win some, lose some, right?


  1. Hahaha awww. It's a good skill to have, quoting movies and such! You never know when it might come in handy, especially when he wants to pick up chicks in a few years... :)

  2. Gee, Laur I can't imagine where he picked up the tendancy to quote movies verbatim. ;P Now let's see if he'll say "These potatoes are so creamy". ;)

  3. 3 of my current favorite movies... I still cry everytime I see UP and I still laugh when I watch Dragon, and I sit still and stare intently at the Iron Giant. Esp. the bathroom scenes. Ahhh good times.

    If its any consolation, my Seren refused to talk to anyone, except me until she was 5 years old. I mean refused. Now...we can't get her to be quiet.


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  5. You have a darling kid! I can't wait till I have one of my own, someday.

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