The funny things they say and do: You’re getting old

After my first day back at work after the half term, I was feeling it a little. It had been a tough day and I was feeling a tired and achy. As I lowered myself down towards the sofa to sit down and relax after cooking the children their dinner I said

“I’m all achy. Maybe I am coming down with something!”

My eldest son replied

“Yes, It’s called old age!”

The cheeky not so little thing.

 

On the last day of term, the boys came home from school and started emptying their bookbags. taking out pictures that they had done, letters and homework that needed to be done. My little one, who is 4, emptied the whole contents over the living room floor. Looking very distressed, rummaging through the contents, he was obviously looking for something. I asked what he was looking for and he replied that he had painted a card and couldn’t find it. I comforted him and told him that maybe it was still wet which is why the teachers never handed it to him at the end of the day and that it would still be there when he gets back after the half term holidays. My heart ached a little as I remebered that it was Valentines day at the weekend and he had probably made a card for me. Well… On the first day back to school, his childminder brought him to me and he came running over to me, holding a pink card in his hand. Smiling from ear to ear.

“Mum. Here’s the card that i forgot in school!” I took it from him and looked at the front. There was a big red heart that had been painted with red paint and inside was a little valentine message.

“Aw! Oliver that’s lovely, Thank you!” Remembering that last day of term and how distressed he was over not having the card. I bent down to give him a cuddle

“It’s not for you Mummy, It’s for Nanny!”

I opened the card and sure enough there was a message to Nanny and NOT Mummy. And there was me thinking that I was the only lady in his life 🙂

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Do your children say and do funny things?

 

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The funny things they say and do: NO!

Living with 2 young children I constantly over hear the funny conversations that they have. My youngest is 4 years old and sometimes confuses his words and mixes up their meanings.

I had bought him a little toy from a shop and it had a tag attached to it, he sat looking at it for a while and then asked me why it had No sign on it. He was pointing at the symbol of the age warning

Me: That sign is to say that children of nought to three can’t use it

Oliver: So no naughty children can play with it?!

Me: No, Oliver. No nought to three-year olds are advised tp play with it

Oliver: Oh! So no naughty three-year olds can play with it

I ended up changing my wording and said not naughty, nought, zero! He was mis hearing the wording nought to as naughty!

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I have a family calendar hung up in the kitchen, it has a space for all of the family for which I write down all of our appointments on. Under the heading Mum, it has a NO for this saturday. Joseph likes to look at the calendar every now and then to see what the family are up to. Yesterday I was sitting in the living room and I heard him say to his older brother “So that says Fly, but I think that is for all of us as Mum has put a line all the way across the calendar under all of our names, but why has Mum put NO under her name for this weekend?” His brother couldn’t answer him so he came into the living room and asked me why it says NO

Joseph: Mum, why do you have NO written on the calendar under your name?

Me: Because it means Night Out

Joseph: I don’t get it!

Me: Well, what does Night begin with?

Joseph: N

Me: And what does Out begin with?

Joseph: O

Me: So, instead of writing Night Out I abbreviated it to NO

Joseph: So it doesn’t mean NO, it means Night Out

Me: Yes

Jak (older brother): So why do you always tell us that N O spells No? Have you been lying to us Mum? So when you tells us No it means you’re having a night out!

Cheeky little so and so has an answer for everything, he is very witty!

 

 

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A helping hand

There’s a knock at the door….

The youngest runs towards it pushing me out-of-the-way as we both make our way to answer the front door…..

He waits eagerly next to me, as i begin to turn the door handle….

He smiles up at me, jumping up and down with excitement…

He already knows who it is as we have been expecting the knock for the past hour….

He can’t wait!

I open the door….

“Hello, I have your food shopping”….

Yes, my son gets excited when the food delivery man knocks on the door as he loves to help take in the bags and put the food away.

He quickly pushes past me, stepping over the door frame to get to the crates that are stacked high with the food that I had ordered online a few days earlier. He clumsily grabs at the bags that he can reach and pulls them out of the crate to the floor and off he goes running with what he has picked up, into the kitchen. Dropping the bag in the middle of floor, he rapidly races back through the living room to the front door to take the next bag that the delivery drivers hands over to him.

The whole ‘taking in the bags’ takes a couple of minutes at the most, he is like a duracell battery operated bunny rabbit. Backwards and forwards he runs through the house, grabbing bags from the front door and taking them into the kitchen. There is no order in this process, he has one goal in mind and that is to pick up all of the bags from one placer and to take them to another. The kitchen is a mess!

As Mummy is signing for the shopping and we wave goodby to our delivery driver, he hurriedly makes his way into the kitchen for the next part of ‘Putting the shopping away’.

He certainly is very helpful!

Unlike his older siblings who have now made their excuses from helping us and disappeared away to their bedrooms upstairs, Oliver is more than eager to help out.

 

He unpacks all of the food out of the bags and into a heap on the floor in the middle of the kitchen.

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Once all of the food is out of the bags and looking like a complete mess all over the floor, he then starts to attempt to put the items away.

For days after our delivery has been taken in, I find food in places that you wouldn’t even expect to find them. I found some noodles in the pots and pans cupboard, tins of beans in the carrier bag storage bag and a bag of potatoes in the cupboard under the sink where cleaning items are kept. I forget half of the items that i have ordered as most items are not in the correct places.

My little one is definitely a very helpful, adorable little chap.

Do your children like to help out with chores around the home?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Have my breath:The funny things they say

Do you ever have any of those moments with your little ones when all you can do is laugh at the words they say?

My youngest has me in fits of laughter sometimes and I laugh that much that I have no idea how to answer him.

One morning we was walking to the childminders house, when Oliver started to complain that he was tired. considering we had only left the house 5 minutes earlier I told him to carry on walking for a little bit longer and If he was still tired then I would carry him for a little of the way to give him a little rest. As we got around the corner about to cross the main road, he stood in front of my, raised his arms up towards me and said ‘Pick up’ I looked down at him and could see that maybe he was a little tired so I picked him up. Bearing in mind that I don’t just have him to carry I have his rucksack with spare clothes in it, his pack lunch bag, his school book bag and my own handbag, after about 5 minutes i was beginning to tire myself out. I took a big breath and puffed out…

Oliver: “Mum, what are doing?”

Me: “I’m tired Oliver”

Oliver: “Why?”

Me: “You and your bags are heavy and I’m getting out of breath”

Oliver: “Oh!”

He then began to start blowing out his breath all over my face

Me: “What are you doing?”

Oliver: ” I’m giving you some of my breath, because you said you had run out!”

I could only answer with a little kiss to the cheek and a giggle.

 

Oliver is a little grafter and is always happy to help you, he is the first at the front door whne the grocery shopping arrives, he is the first to run off and do jobs for you and he is the first up at the table to do some work. He doesn’t get much homework as he is in Nursery at school but he likes to be jusy like his brothers and when they are doing their school homework he likes to join in. I print out some work for him from the internet and he sits down and does it before i even have to ask him.

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He likes to call his work ‘Important school work’. I just hope this attitude and commitment to work grows with him.

Have your children said or done anything funny? Please share below in the comments 🙂

 

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The funny things they say and do: Helping in the kitchen

My youngest son is now 3 years old and his vocabulary is becoming vast, every day he says a new word and along with him asking questions he never misses a thing.

He loves to be helpful especially when it comes to putting away the grocery shopping in to the cupboards. I never have to ask him for help as he is the first at the front door picking up the carrier bags and bringing them through to the kitchen. He never waits for me to give him items, instead he unpacks them himself and puts them away by himself (sometimes in the wrong place). I found a packet of super noodles the other day in the pots and pans cupboard and the pasta bake jars were in the crisp box.

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I was taking out the meat from the plastic cartons and putting them into freezer bags, this way they all fit into the freezer, Oliver had asked me what I was doing so I explained to him. I put the chicken breasts into a freezer bag and placed them on to the kitchen side, I turned around to the opposite counter to do the mince meat and I heard Oliver calling me. I turned around and saw him with the freezer door wide open trying to squash the chicken breasts into a drawer that wasn’t yet open, he was shouting out at me “It’s too difficult to fit anymore into this freezer!”

I told him to wait for me and I will help him, I gave him the Mince meat to hold whilst I pulled opened up the freezer drawer, he stood still staring at it. He was looking at the mince meat with disgust

“We can’t eat this mum!”

“Why not?”

“It’s full of worms!”

“That’s not worms Oliver, that is how mince meat looks before you cook it”

Children really do say the funniest things.

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What I must remember when in Senior school By Jak

So, on Wednesday I left primary school forever 🙁  I THINK  i’m ready for the change, but there are still some things that I definitely, absolutely cannot do! For example….

  • I can’t sing ” 64, 64, 64 zoo lane!” when the answer is 64 in a maths lesson.
  • I can’t say the word playground. Wait, if its not a “playground” what is it?? Do we even play in secondary school?! Is it a “hanging-around-ground” ?! Oh god I’m confused…
  • English is NOT a time to doodle at the back of the class.
  • Detention exists so no giving your best friend a dead arm, well not in front of teachers anyway 🙂
  • I have to buy my own lunch?! What kind of torture is this?!
  • To do list:
  •                      Homework
  •                      Homework
  •                      More Homework
  •                      Fifa
  •                      Some more homework
  •                      Sleep
  •                      Homework
  • I cant blow up  my homework in science.
  • I cant blame my little brother for eating my homework (even if he did).
  • I must say goodbye to my uber cool lego pack lunch box, and say hello to tin foil! DAMN THAT!
  • I’m not allowed to wear shorts to school 🙁
  • Nobody will care about how many kills I got in League of Legends last night.
  • I cannot cry for my mum when i fall over as my mum is no longer in my school
  • I must not call my teachers Mr and Mrs/Miss…. they are now known as Sir and Ma’am
  • No one will want to talk Pokemon and danga 🙁
  • I must get used to that fact that form time is when i get to talk to my form tutor and NOT time to play lego and do puzzles!
  • And lastly, I KNOW NOBODY THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Any way, I hope you enjoyed my list of what will change in secondary school!

Jak…

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Funny Things They Say and Do

Children can say the funniest things, and as My youngest is 2 and a half he is talking more and more each day but not always making sense and sometimes getting his words mixed up.

Whilst we was in the park early one morning, Oliver was sitting in the swing pulling a funny face. I asked him what was wrong and he told me that he needed a wee, now normally he will just take himself off to the toilet at home or make silly noises which i can interpret as his needing the toilet noise. I stopped pushing him on the swing and went to take him out…

“No Mum, I will hold it”

“You can’t hold it Oliver, I will take you over to that tree and you can wee up it” (there are no toilets in the park and we was the only people around)

Oliver looked at the tree, he looked up to the top of the tall tree and pulled a scared face

“I can’t wee up that tree Mum, it’s too big and can’t get up there” He points to the top “Can i just go at the bottom of the tree , please”

Oh dear, He must have thought that i was going to send him UP to the top of the tree to do wee as that is how he interpreted Weeing UP a tree.

Oliver has Chicken pox and I caught him wriggling around the sofa, rubbing his back backward and forwards. I had already told him that he mustn’t scratch because he will not help the spots to heal.

“Are you scratching Oliver?”

“No Mum”

He continues to wriggle about

“What are you doing then? Because it looks like you are rubbing your back on the cushion”

No Mum, I’m not scratching! I’m just moving around on the sofa, Look it’s like a little dance!”

Aah! Bless him! It must be hard for a 2 year old to understand and resist the urge to scratch.

 

Oliver had been asleep and woke up just after his big brothers, I brought him downstairs and put him onto the sofa. His older brother, Jak, went over to him to kiss his forehead. Oliver looked at Jak and said

“You can give me a cuddle, if you can want to?”

How adorable is that?

What have your children been saying that has made you smile?

 

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