The beauty of keeping a blog, as a parent, includes the fact that you can document the things the little darlings say that makes you crack up laughing (or quake in your boots). Laughing in such a way as they don’t see you- being caught could bring fire and fury your way.
Conversation at Bedtime
-I can’t sleep.
-I lost my powers. The wall took my powers.
A Debate over Being a Little bit Rude to Nana
-Give Nana a hug to say sorry.
-I have no hugs
(Eventually gives Nana a hug when she thinks no one is looking)
-You got your hugs back Gigi?
-Yes. I lost them. I left them on the floor. Then I finded them.
Middle of the Night Irrationality
3.00 am scream. Betsy sitting up in cot.
-I not wear it! I doant like it. I DOANT like it, not this COAT!
-It is night time Betsy. You are wearing your pyjamas.
Cuddles and she looks at me like I have ten heads.
-It is night-time Mammy! Cot.
Trying to Explain Vertigo to Your Three Year Old
-I am a bit sick Gigi.
-No Mammy. I am sick. You are NOT sick.
I fear unnecessarily worrying my child.
-Ok Gigi. I am fine, it is just a headache. I am fine.
-Well Mammy, I am dead.
A Similar Topic
-Mammy, my baby is very sick. (Her baby doll).
-Oh no Gigi…what is wrong with her?
-Well, actually she is dead.
Cue horrified Mammy wondering where she got that from.
A Typical Blame Chat
I see a noticeable scribble on the wall that was clearly not an accident.
-Gigi. Did you write on the wall?
I was a bit thrown by the honest admittal of guilt. I decide to play it cool and give her a get-out card.
-Did you do it by accident?
– No Mammy. I do it by purposes.
Santa arrived. Gigi is given a bike and a Barbie princess dollie. Betsy gets a doll house and a hiking Barbie. Lucky ladies.
General glee at all gifts.
That afternoon. Betsy takes over the Princess doll. She is disinclined to hand it back…
-No my Borbie.
Gigi can have a very posh voice occasionally.
-I had it first.
Giant tustle and screaming match. Parental intervention not affective.
Barbie Princess gets timeout.
St Stephen’s Day.
Adult asks the standard question…what did Santy bring?
Gigi: A bike!
Betsy: A Borbie Pwincess…
No one contradicts her. This is her future. And ours.
Nana Gets a hairdo
-Nana! Did you get new colour hair!
-Yes, do you like it?
-What colour is it? (Gigi looks quizzical).
-Kind of black…brown
-Nana, you have had that colour for the last one hundred years.
Discussing Happily Ever Afters
Gigi- I am going to marry Samuel. He will be my Prince.
Samuel is my friend’s almost four year old. Disney happy ending effect. This is what happens when you live with wedding Ariel.
Little moments that parenting brings that are particularly special include these adorable and occasionally alarming chitchats. Any particular gems to share in the comments section from your own family theatre? Looking forward to it.
Below is an image of both girls playing human Jack in the Box with a giant suitcase and a scribbly drawing I found on the inside cover of my new book The Break. It is of a princess. Two Princesses even. On that note, I leave you for now!