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Okay, this is just a vent. Today at the children's storytime at a local bookstore, a woman came in with three kids that were approximately 2 and 3 years old. She ushered them into the story area and then said:<br><br>
"Okay, it's time for you to sit on your <b>BUM-BUM</b>"<br><br>
So, I'm looking around for some kind of playmat or seat (the bum-bum) she is going to pull out of the stroller for the kids to sit on, and then I realize that she is telling them to sit down on the floor. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I thought that was rather odd, kind of like telling someone to sit on their <i>butt-butt</i>, or their <i>bottom-bottom</i>. And she kept on doing it the entire story time in this odd sing-song childish voice, which was grating to me because it was so condescending. It was almost like she was trying to see how many times in a half hour she could say the word bum-bum.<br><br>
"Randolph, BUM-BUM"<br>
"Mary-Jane - it's BUM-BUM time."<br>
"Elaine - BUM-BUM now!"<br><br>
I don't know whether it was the actually word bum-bum, or the fact that this woman was speaking practically in baby talk to her toddlers (a pet peeve of mine) but now I can't get that stupid word out of my mind. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
Okay, rant over!!!
 

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Sorry, i say Butt-Butt. Well, at least I did with DS. Now I say Bottom for DD. I guess some people are offended by the word "butt"? I never realized it, so i switched to something a little less, um..offensive...lol
 

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Ummm... I do that with Dd... Not so frequent however, but I will use the term "Bum bum".<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy">
 

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bum-bum is my favorite word <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">: I use it absolutely all the time. Sometimes just bum, but usually bum-bum. It was one of dd's first words.<br><br>
It's a tender word for a tender part <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Okay, this is just a vent. Today at the children's storytime at a local bookstore, a woman came in with three kids that were approximately 2 and 3 years old. She ushered them into the story area and then said:<br><br>
"Okay, it's time for you to sit on your <b>BUM-BUM</b>"<br><br>
So, I'm looking around for some kind of playmat or seat (the bum-bum) she is going to pull out of the stroller for the kids to sit on, and then I realize that she is telling them to sit down on the floor.</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I would have thought the same thing. I've heard "bum" but never "bum bum."
 

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I've heard 'bum bum' before. I usually say bottom.. or tooshie <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> There are just so many possible names <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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i say bum bum too. not THAT much, but its me, i say it!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 

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Bum-bum user here. Glad I don't have any girls or I would worry the post was about me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
I will say it, think it's cute, but I won't say it a bunch in a row
 

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Hm. How about your glutious maximus? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I never say bum bum but dh does. I always say sit down.
 

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So, I'm looking around for some kind of playmat or seat (the bum-bum) she is going to pull out of the stroller for the kids to sit on, and then I realize that she is telling them to sit down on the floor. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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laughing my bum-bum off <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
That would annoy me too, but probably not as much as a mom telling her kids to sit on their butt. I hate that word, especially for kids.
 

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I say buns...but not bun-buns! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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i say bum-bum, too. i prefer it to bottom or butt.<br><br>
is this a regional thing? i grew up in ny.<br><br>
i honestly didn't think anything of it until i read this thread. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I ask my DS to sit on his biscuits! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I've never said bum-bum before, but it's adorable, so I will start <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I say butt butt... but usually when I am asking my ds if he has a stinky butt-butt... he is 8 months old, so it is only for my own humor I guess.. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I am sorry that you were annoyed, and I can imagine that that might have been very annoying for you...<br><br>
Here's a thought... the next time that you see her, ask: "Might I ask what a bum-bum is?" Then give her the most vacant and confused look that you can muster... This might make you laugh when you are on the way home.. lol. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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We just use bum. Everything under her diaper she calls her bum. (it actually sounds more like boom when she says it.
 

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We call it a "BOON-da" I was a nanny for a family that had a Portuguese nanny before me. That's what she called their bottom. Of course, I have probably butchered the word. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Sorry, i say Butt-Butt. Well, at least I did with DS. Now I say Bottom for DD. I guess some people are offended by the word "butt"? I never realized it, so i switched to something a little less, um..offensive...lol</div>
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Yeah, we use "butt" in our house too. Or at least we did till DD went to Kindergarten, used it with her teacher and then came home to tell us that we had taught her a "dirty" word. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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We say "boot" or sometimes "bootie" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
It's pretty dorky - I imagine people in bookstores think I'm lame (but I don't say it over and over!.)
 
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