Every now and then I like to share some of the things that come up on my Social Media that my kids have said in the past. It’s nice that they pop up, but then they are gone again, so I’m keeping a list and and sharing them here. Please indulge me as I record my latest offerings. They are not all kid related because I do and say some dumb things too.
2011 Poppets and Spiders
What Boo told me about Guy Fawkes in her own words: “Guy Fawkes tried to deaded the king by blewing him up, but he blew himself up instead, now we have to wear a Poppet to remember him”
I think she’d been learning about Guy Fawkes at school, bless her she was only in Reception class. The Poppet turned out to be a Poppy, I guess the fifth of November is not so far away from the 11th.
The next is another one of Boo’s classic offerings.
on seeing a spider run up the living room wall today Boo came out with a string of expletives! I’ve either got to rid myself of my arachnaphobia, or gag myself whenever I see one….ooops!
It’s kind of weird hearing your four year swear like that, but there was once a time when I would go into a complete panic every time I saw a spider. Thankfully, I’m a lot better now.
2012 Cake and Necklaces
Not a clever move, leaving Boo’s birthday cake where The Little Man could reach it!
It was Boo’s 5th birthday and she loved Hello Kitty. I’d made the cake myself spending an age decorating it with a cute Hello Kitty on the top and loads of pastel coloured circles all around it. As we were preparing for a party for her I left it on the dining table. The Little Man who was not quite two years old had decided it looked nice and couldn’t wait for a piece, so he’d just put up his hand a grabbed a chunk out of the side of the cake!
Boo brings me 2 tangled necklaces and asks me to separate them. I have a go but tell her I can’t do it because I can’t see anything. She says’ is that coz they camoflage coz they both white?’ I say ‘no, it’s because haven’t got my glasses on’
Self explanatory really, but I was impressed that my five year old knew what camoflage meant.
2013 The Mystery of the Moving Bed
Ok, just been in bedroom and The Little Man’s bed was in middle of room. No-one will admit to moving it. So I go to move it back to the wall and there is a huge spider !!! Could the spider have moved the bed?
Before we moved house, The Little Man and the girl’s all shared the same room. The Little Man had a toddler bed and the girl’s bunk beds in the corner. I went into the room and the Little Man’s be had been pulled away from the wall and was right in the middle of the room. It wasn’t a big bed so it could have been moved by the girls but they wouldn’t admit to moving it. Then I spotted the spider, and boy was he big…but I don’t really think he moved the bed.
2014 New Car Problems and French Fries.
The day after getting my new car, another of my own offerings.
Ok it goes like this, went shopping with eldest daughter and we were putting the shopping in the boot. Eldest daughter decided that the shopping wasn’t going to fit and we need to put some on the back seat so she shut the boot with my handbag and keys in side. Of course I’d only unlocked the boot so the car was locked with keys inside. I called RAC and he came within the hour but couldn’t open the car so he called the lock Smith telling us how good he was and that it only takes him about 10 mins.
2 hours later and he finally gets in. Then while I’m putting the rest of the shopping in the boot, and yes I got it all in, the two guys are in my car admiring it, while the lock smiths kid is saying, come on dad the lady wants to go home now! Lesson learned…my spare key is no longer on the same key ring and ive put a sticker on the boot un lock key to remind me never to use it. What’s the point, just unlock the car not just the boot. So, I left the house just after 4pm and got in just after 11pm what a night
I also learned that my car was very difficult to break into, although at the end of the day I was so tempted to just put a brick through a side window. Eldest daughter had gone home in a taxi about 10pm as she just couldn’t take any more waiting around. We had no phones and no money on us. I had to borrow money off the RAC man to pay for her taxi. I did have cash in the car so he had to stay until we were in.
Finally, have you ever tried to explain French Fries to your kids?
Boo just asked “mummy are French Fries Italian Food” mmmm no, sorry darling ‘French Fries’ are American!!
Thanks for indulging me on my latest offerings. 🙂
Here a couple of my previous offerings