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 hadĀ 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!




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.


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.


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 interpretedĀ 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?