What’s up with Pikachu? What is UP with Pikachu?! He’s that cute little pink-cheeked Pokémon and all he ever says is, “Pee-cuh. Peee-cuh. Chew! Peee-cuh-chew!”
Uh. Ok. Is that why they named him Pikachu? Which came first: the Pikachu, or the peee-cuh-chew?!
Seriously. It’s so annoying. He’s gotta move on to something else.
Why am I even on this topic? Because I was privy to a huge dose of peee-cuh-chew this past Saturday. At full blast.
He sounds like a baby just learning to make complex sounds-which-aren’t-quite-words.
When my daughter was doing that, she sounded mostly Asian and once-in-a-while Latvian. When my son was doing it, he sounded like a bubble machine and there was a LOT of spit.
Pikachu? Just sounds annoying.
But Pikachu is not the first of his kind. Remember that cartoon from the 80’s? (Hey! I’m flexible. I can talk 80’s cartoons OR songs. Today it’s cartoons.) It was called Thundercats. (Thundercats, HO!!!) There were human-ified lions and tigers in that show. They talked like people. But they had spotted/striped hair and weird cat eyes. And of course, cat powers. They also had a pet…cat. How wacky is that?!? But all the cat ever said was, “Snarf. Snarf.” So his name was Snarf.
This cartoon-y named-after-the-sound-you-make theme I’ve identified makes me wonder if I’m STILL a stay at home mom because I SOUND like a stay at home mom?!?
Hmmm…what does a stay at home mom sound like?
I CAN’T STAND DOING ANYMORE DISHES. I’M NOT DOING ANOTHER DISH. IF YOU MAKE THAT DISH DIRTY, YOU CLEAN THAT DISH!!!
That’s just ONE example. I could give you various OTHER examples – all shout-y like – pertaining to carpools, errands, meals, homework, school projects, holiday preparation and so forth. But I won’t go into that now. Because I think I’ve narrowed it down. You know what makes me sound MOST like a stay at home mom?!? The part where I say, “Nope. Still no job. But thanks for bringing it up!” [stink eye, stink eye]