Tuesday, 20 September 2011

100 words for grown ups week 11

Julia has given a word prompt this week- out of the mouths of babes.
Always guaranteed to get the brain cells going, this weekly challenge has become something to look forward to. Now that I have reduced my working hours to 3 days a week it has been fantastic to have time in the week to do things for myself. Today I have been to the gym, sanded and glossed a doorway, caught up on housework and bills. Oh yes, done some planning too for school and uploaded some comments to our class blog. It would be very easy to spend all day every day on teaching related things and I am having to be really strict with myself not to; otherwise what's the point of working part time?! I feel full of beans and ready for the rest of the week to come.

Anyway, I digress. Here is this week's effort:


“Mu-um?”

“Yes sweetheart,”

“Can I have some sweets ?”

“Now, what’s the magic word?”

“Ummm...Can I have some sweets PLEASE, Mum?”

“Not just now, you’ll spoil your appetite. Not long til tea time. You can have some after, OK.”

“But Mu-um...”

“Yes poppet?”

“What about that biscuit YOU  just had, wont that spoil YOUR appetite?”

“No, because that was a special biscuit.”

“Mu-um...”

“Ye-es?”

“And what about that chocolate bar  you were eating in the kitchen?”

“Well that was my pudding from lunch time. Off you go now”

“But Mu-um...”

Out of the mouths of babes, huh.


I couldn’t really decide how to go about this one- the above is almost verbatim conversation with my son (now almost 13, then 5ish)  Watching the Beeb's Outnumbered the other night was in stitches over yet another "that is so true" moment.  This isn't a patch on that, but it was the intended effect. 

14 comments:

  1. Oh you can always rely on kids to notice the things you'd really rather they didn't see! Did your son argue you round to letting him have the sweets in the finish?

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  2. Yes he had the sweets, but AFTER his tea ;)

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  3. This reminds me of the time my toddler daughter climbed into my lap, got very close to my lips, sniffed and said, "I want some chocolate, too." I thought I'd hidden that bite from her pretty well, but had forgotten about her sense of smell. Your story reminded me of that. Oh, the memories we Moms have ...

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  4. Love it, the child did not miss a thing did they! GSussex

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  5. Good laugh, and so true. Leave to our children to bluntly point out our faults and inconsistencies. laurie @ Battling My Inner Critic

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  6. Oh such devious adults... Best part of being of 'mature' years is that I can choose to do what I want!

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  7. The best part about being 'mature' is to be able to eat treats when you like. Well captured.

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  8. And of course the conversation ends with a 'but'! Robin

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  9. It was a fun prompt this time; always easier when writing from experience ;)

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  10. oops, you got to love their come backs x

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  11. Thankyou for taking the time to leave a comment :)

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  12. I love the programme & you have brilliantly captured one of many of those times that happen in every house where there is a little person!

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  13. Thanks Julia. Looking forward to the next challenge :)

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