Author Topic: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances  (Read 125860 times)

Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #550 on: 06 April, 2023, 11:52:21 am »
Daniel (just turned 6) is experimenting with forming irregular past participles.  Last night we had "I kack the ball at him", which made us chuckle.

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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #551 on: 06 April, 2023, 01:52:02 pm »
The eldest has had a lot of changes starting big school and starting to get hormonal

Very much a mummy's girl at the moment.

Yesterday we were wandering up the road to check on our friends dogs. I had keys in my hand for their house and she stuck her hand towards me. I handed her the keys thinking she wanted to go ahead.

No daddy I wanted to hold your hand.

I think there was a look of slight surprise on my face as she then said

Daddy I do love you, you just get me at all my bad times. You know getting me up, bedtime and homework.

Shes not wrong

Make the most of that.
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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #552 on: 25 April, 2023, 06:39:50 pm »
We don't have a thread for "Random happy interactions with unknown kids" so this is here: I was on a train the other day. We pulled out of the station at exactly the same time as another train on a neighbouring platform (there are 15 platforms and a series of junctions and switches immediately outside the station). The two trains were side by side, then as they both switched tracks, the one I was on started to pull ahead of the other one. As the carriage windows passed by, there sitting at one was a little boy with his mother, both waving at my train. Boy had a big smile, mum a small one. So I waved back. Boy's grin threatened to crack the window! Then they disappeared as my train pulled ahead, before they overtook again and the process repeated. I imagine he carried on waving all the way to Cardiff.
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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #553 on: 25 April, 2023, 10:30:07 pm »
Little grandson-ham (he with the space mural) aged 4 has (what appears to be) an unusually empathetic streak in him.

The other day Mrs Ham and Miss Ham collected him from school (a 200 ish metre walk from their home. Mrs Ham had forgotten her stick which she really needs  these days, and is slow without so Mas.Ham &Miss Ham were in front. "Where's Nanny's stick?" "She forgot it" "Oh, I'll go back and hold her hand so she doesn't fall over"

He is also likely to come out with things like "I like your top/trousers/whatever" or to his little sister "you look pretty in that dress"

Long may it continue. It makes up in part for the (epic) tantrums.


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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #554 on: 27 April, 2023, 05:24:03 pm »
"Mummy, am I being patient?"

*pointed silence*

Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #555 on: 21 July, 2023, 05:36:32 pm »
#2 son (8), “I’m a socialist”
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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #556 on: 14 September, 2023, 12:38:18 pm »
To reduce grief i get waking girls up for school we got them alarm clocks. They wanted to get the 5 minutes snooze so I set time of alarm 5 minutes earlier so they can snooze and still get up in time to get ready

This morning went in to chivvy along the youngest. She whacked me on the top of head and said snooze before laying back down

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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #557 on: 14 September, 2023, 12:46:45 pm »
That's one of the funniest things I've read all week.  ;D
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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #558 on: 05 October, 2023, 02:30:21 pm »
I'm cycling along, and a woman and two small children are walking along the pavement in the opposite direction. One small child said something that might have been "Hello!", so I said "Hello!" back.
"That's a girl," said the child.
"Yes," said the woman
I laughed.

(A tiny bit of me would like to inform the small person that I am likely to be old enough to be their grandmother, and therefore don't really qualify as a "girl" any more...)

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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #559 on: 05 October, 2023, 02:37:04 pm »
It's less charming when it's some early-20s oik exclaiming "Oh, it's a bird!"

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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #560 on: 05 October, 2023, 03:07:25 pm »
That there Emily Chappell mentioned on one of her blogs an incident in the Alaskan winter. She stopped to chat with a sleddist and after a minute or so of conversation, she removed her ski mask, which she was wearing on account of cycling through the aforementioned Alaskan winter, at which point the sleddist exclaimed "Oh my God, you're a woman!" She also  laughed.
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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #561 on: 07 October, 2023, 06:36:08 pm »
I've just found on a memory stick a movie made by my son when he was six and a half (that's almost thirteen years ago!), using the video function on a camera we might still have lying around somewhere, in which he drives a jeep to "the south-east North Pole". Children are the best explorers, able to find places adults dismiss.
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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #562 on: 22 April, 2024, 09:48:24 pm »
Grandson-ham (now 5): "Riding our bikes is a really nice way to get to school"

 :thumbsup:

(He also rides the 5 miles to rugby training and back)