What Exactly Is A Stoodie Doo Anyway?

So my son has reached an incredible stage of his young life where he’s begun to make up new words to share with his family and friends. His favorite of these is the word, person, phrase “Stoodie Doo” (he wasn’t sure of the spelling but there was definitely an ‘S’ in there).

It got me thinking about how great it would be if everyone, young and old, did this, when it occurred to me that we actually do it every day. I wondered if the person who first uttered the term “woot” ever stopped to think about how ridiculous it sounds? My guess is probably not, because if they had, they probably would have put that one back in the holster.

Anyway, back to my son. He started off by just saying Stoodie a few times for no good reason and my wife and I sort of looked at each with blank expressions. Now it has evolved into a part of his daily vocabulary and apparently as a part of ours after I caught myself using it in a sentence the other day while talking to a buddy of mine and had no good explanation for the meaning.

To help you picture it a bit better, it reminds me of the movie/TV show The Smurfs. Everything is Stoodie. Everyone is a Stoodie Do. Lunch is stoodie time. Mommy is a Stoodie Doo and so on. After the initial concern that something might be wrong with his speech had passed, we decided to celebrate his inner inventor by trying to incorporate the word into our daily conversation, a move that he finds quite amusing.

As far as I can tell, a Stoodie is either a hilarious cartoon monster, some type of meal, bath time, a pair of boots or the game Angry Birds. In any case, it is hilarious to him and that’s all that really matters. I’ve done my best to try to illustrate what I feel he is picturing when he calls me a Stoodie Doo.

I feel pretty bang on about this so I’ll show it to him and let you know what he thinks. Either way, it’s a great time to be a parent when your kids start to show independence, even if it’s in the form of made up creatures. At least I know his imagination is in full swing and that’s alright by me.

Do your kids have any made up words, expressions or special friends that they talk about all the time? Let me know in the comments section and don’t forget to sign up for the Canadian Dad Mailing List as we have some great giveaways coming up very soon.

15 replies
  1. mamawee (ashley picco) says:

    that’s awesome!

    Jules has “monsters” – they are his imaginary friends, and have been around for 2.5 yrs….all different colours, and they appear at random times.

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  2. heather says:

    love it!!!…we also have a slew of made up words over here..(which edmund claims are spanish?!?)..and apparently past lives as well…(every once and a while edmund will come up with a phrase that begins “when i used to be a dad…” or “when i used to be a farmer”…weirdest thing ever but i figure why not see where his imagination goes…) love stoodie doo…think it will catch on…i’ll work on integrating it at our place as well :)

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  3. Krista says:

    Actually laughed pretty hard over this one :)
    My son says ‘oodit’. I tried one billion times to explain this isn’t a word, please stop saying it, etc, etc. Then while watching the Wiggles with him, realized that they say it…although I believe Captain Feathersword was saying ‘who’s that’. But c’mon – an Aussie pirate?! I think that’s just how my son hears/interprets the accent LOL
    I love your take on this. I’m going to try using his word :)

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    • Chris says:

      Whoa, whoa, whoa, I`ll be damned if I`m going to sit here and listen to you making fun of Captain Feathersword!!! LOL, Thanks Krista!

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  4. SoberJulie says:

    Oh I love the pic and he’s at such a fun stage! My girls are now 6&8 and still do this. My youngest called fried eggs “flat dippy eggs” the other day. Took us quite a while…now when the eldest was 3 and called the TV converter the “preverter”…now that was hilarious

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    • Chris says:

      I’m pretty excited for his next creation. I showed him the pic and told him what it was, he disagreed and then decided we should make more monsters on the computer using Paint. We made 3 more and forgot about the one I did, it actually turned out to be really fun!

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  5. Mary Young says:

    This is a great one! I wish our boys had made up words. Instead, they could speak perfectly before the age of 2….sounds great, except that they cannot think at that age, so you have no idea what will come out. Like the time the older one was in a store with me. I sat him on the counter when I took out my wallet to pay for my items. He looked at the sales lady and said….”mommy, that lady is really ugly isn’t she?”. Pet names, or made up words would have been so much better!! Doesn’t matter if you know what it means. He does. Just go with it.

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    • Chris says:

      I’m still trying to figure it out. He says it at least once a day and every time I think I’m close, he throws me a curve ball, lol.

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