Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Pete-the-Repeat Parrot

My Dad gave us this for Christmas last year. Pete-the-Repeat Parrot comes from the school of singing fish and dancing gerbils (you know the sort of thing). He repeats everything you say parrot-fashion (i.e. twice). So, if you say: "Hello Parrot." He says: "Hello Parrot-Hello Parrot," but faster, and in a squarky voice. Oh, and he flaps his wings.

Now the really great thing is that the small girl repeats everything Pete says. So the conversation goes like this:
SG: Hello Piyot. (Piyot = 'parrot' in small-girl-speak.)
PP: Hello Piyot-Hello Piyot.
SG: Hello Piyot-Hello Piyot.
PP: Hello Piyot-Hello Piyot. Hello Piyot-Hello Piyot.
SG: Hello Piyot-Hello Piyot. Hello Piyot-Hello Piyot.
PP: Hello Piyot-Hello Piyot. Hello Piyot-Hello Piyot. Hello Piyot-Hello Piyot. Hello Piyot-Hello Piyot.
And so it goes on, with each of them getting faster and faster, and squarkier and squarkier, and both of them flapping their wings, until Pete's recording time runs out and they start all over again.

It's good entertainment when we've got visitors.

4 comments:

HelenMH said...

Brilliant - I want one!

Lane said...

I love Piyot. (and doesn't he look surprised. Have you been swearing?)

womagwriter said...

I want one too! The parrot that is. Not the small girl. Though there are times I'd happily trade one of my not-so-small boys for a cute wee girl who dresses in pink and like Barbies.

Leigh said...

Helen - You can get them from Nauticalic Ltd, 25 Hanworth Road, SUNBURY-on-THAMES, M'sex TW16 5ZW...but then, you didn't really mean it, did you?!!!

Lane - I haven't been swearing at him, but the small girl's diction isn't so good..!

Womagwriter - oh, girls, girls. She does like pink (I don't know about Barbie) and she is very cute, but even at two she can (when she choses to) present an attitude to outshine a teenager. May God help me when she's a teenager!