This is what conversations have been like in my house recently.
Chance: "Hey MOM!" Super loud, in my ear.
Me: "Ow. Stop yelling! What?"
Chance: "Mutter mutter mumble mutter."
Or the other version…
Chance: "Moooooooom! Whine whine whine whimper whine."
I swear to God I cannot understand a thing he's saying lately. It's indecipherable because of the muttering or whining. Sometimes I catch the odd phrase of, "Pokemon! Ninjago! Star Wars!" but that's pretty much it. God forbid he gets bit by a snake or other emergency because I imagine the conversation would go something like this…
Chance: "Mooooom!!! Whine WHINE WHINE!!"
Me: "What?! What is it?"
Chance: "Mutter mumble MUTTER mutter! Whine."
Chance: "MOM! Mutter! Whimper! Mutter!"
Me: "Can you say that in a regular voice so I can understand you?"
Me: "Did something happen?"
Me: "Did Timmie fall down a well?"
Me: "How many words? How many syllables?"
Chance: "MUTTER MUTTER MOM!"
Me: "Um… How about a popsicle?"
Chance: big shaky breath, "Whimper OK."
Me: "Here you go. Wait, is that a bite mark?"
And I just know the emergency room would give me grief about that.