The micro conversations I have with my children that make me Literally Laugh Out Loud (LLOL) are my favourites. Like this little gem from today…..
DD#2: Mummy! Mummy! Watch me! I’m going to fly!
ME: *cringing as I can see she is about to launch herself off the couch like a bird and I am too far away to prevent the ensuing carnage*
DD#2: *leaps* *falls* *lands with a thump* *pause* “Oh! Mummy, I lost my feathers…..”
Tonight, it worked out that DD#2 and I had the table to ourselves for a late Dinner Date. All the other Team Members were busy doing their own things – Showers, Christmas Parties, Sleeping. The conversation went a little like this……
DD#2: I made a new friend at Kindy today Mummy called Rhys. Rhys is meant to be a boy like Blake & Rhys (*cousins*) but this one was a girl ‘cos I checked Mummy…..
ME: *momentarily panick stricken/imagining every possible inappropriate/traumatising scenario for poor “Reece”* What do you mean, ‘you checked?’
DD#2: I checked she had flowers on her shoes Mummy!!
For anyone who is familiar with the popular and addictive game, Bubble Witch Saga for iPhone & Android by King.com, you will know the common scene on every single level – 3 stereotypical Ugly Witches (warts and all), stirring a bubbling mixture in a steamy cauldron. Cue DD#2…….
ME: *wasting time playing silly game instead of doing a million more important things*
ME: *growing increasingly frustrated that I can’t complete the next level in said silly game*
DD#2: What are you doing Mummy?
ME: Just playing a silly game.
DD#2: What are they doing Mummy? *points to witches*
ME: Stirring the Magic Pot!
DD#2: No, what’s those ones doing?
ME: They’re all stirring the Magic Pot…..
DD#2: No they’re NOT Mummy! *points to middle witch*……SHE is stirring the Magic Pot…… Those ones are standing around doing nothing!
She’s obviously heard that line before and has registered that it doesn’t impress The Boss much – Funny, ‘cos it’s true :)
My eldest daughter starts Preparatory Year at school in 2013 and heads off to another Orientation Day this week. My ‘Mummy’s Intuition’ tells me she has a little School Yard Crush that instigated this random conversation on the way home the other day…..
DD#2: Mummy! That man in the truck did not wave at me!
ME: Maybe he didn’t see you.
DD#2: But I did see him!
ME: Maybe he doesn’t like waving…
DD#2: But Jack’s Daddy does always wave at me in his truck when we is sharing the road with him….. I like Jack’s Daddy much more better…
*from the gallery*
DD#1: I do like JACK much more better….
The message is all in the intonation!