Daddies vs. Predators

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It started out as this noise back in the back of his throat–not unlike the sound made by the “Predator” (just like this guy does it). He would do it usually while concentrating on something else, so I’m not even sure he realized he was doing it. Background noise tends to really get on my nerves, so after a while, I’d start saying, “Aiden, please stop making that throat noise.” Career-Mom who is normally quite stoic around such things, even succumbed after a while.

It has progressed.

Today, it’s not uncommon to hear any number of things coming from him, pretty much anytime he’s awake:

  • The Predator sound
  • Throat clearing
  • A combination of humming and gargling
  • Humming

This happens even when he’s eating. Imagine, if you will, a child with cereal in his mouth and humming at the same time.

Yesterday, I think I said, “Aiden, mouth noises!” at least 15 times and that was after ignoring it as long as I possibly could. I’m told that several of CareerMom’s nieces and nephews do the humming while eating thing, so I blame her naturally.
And at any rate, I only had facial ticks when I was a kid (like licking your lips so much that it created a half moon raw spot above and/or below your lips) rather than audible ticks.

Whatever the cause, clearly my fussing at him isn’t working. Here’s to hoping he outgrows it.

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3 thoughts on “Daddies vs. Predators

    Allison said:
    March 3, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Ugh, I’m the same way about noises. I wish I could be more stoic. Abby’s not too bad about it, but lately she’s been making this weird “ah” noise after she takes a gulp of milk as though she hadn’t had a sip to drink in weeks and it drives me crazy. I blame her father, of course, because I’m fairly certain no one in my makes says “ah” after taking a drink.

    pamajama said:
    May 25, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Has this improved? All of your kids are so adorable. Amazing how sometimes the little stuff is what pushes us right over the edge.

      dobeman said:
      June 26, 2012 at 9:46 am

      Oh yeah. Things are much better. Boys will be boys and are fighting one minute and laying on top of each other playing video games the next. Baby girl is growing up too. She’s still a bit of a whiner at times, but it’s tolerable.

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