Author Topic: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances  (Read 66360 times)

Andrij

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Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #50 on: August 13, 2012, 08:10:26 pm »
If so, I'd like to pop in and buy Wonder Woman. :-D
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

clarion

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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #51 on: August 16, 2012, 05:31:31 pm »
On our way home last night, Butterfly and I encountered some young people on bikes

'Hello fellow cyclist!  Goodbye!' the first one said

'Hello!  Goodbye!' said the second.

We, of course, greeted them in a similar style. :D
Getting there...

Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #52 on: August 16, 2012, 06:30:48 pm »
i was in the local book shop earlier and overheard a little girl say to her mother "why is there a book on lady ga ga , no one likes lady ga ga !  ;D
the slower you go the more you see

CrinklyLion

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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #53 on: August 29, 2012, 07:29:27 am »
In the LBS yesterday, SmallestCub:

(pointing at green bike with suspension forks)
"I like that one." 

(pointing at red trek hybrid)
"And I like that one."

(pointing in the locked display cabinet)
"And I really like that part there!"

It was a £350 chainset :D

jogler

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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #54 on: August 29, 2012, 10:59:40 am »
SmallestCub = class act.
gets it from his mum

Kim

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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #55 on: August 29, 2012, 01:26:15 pm »
He does like his chainsets, that cub...
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

CrinklyLion

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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #56 on: August 29, 2012, 01:31:33 pm »
SRAM red, btw  ;D

Kim

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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #57 on: August 29, 2012, 01:41:00 pm »
What's not to like?  The kid has taste.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

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« Reply #58 on: August 29, 2012, 08:41:42 pm »
Just watching Paralympic opening ceremony.

David Cameron is giving an interview before the start. My eldest (12- secondary school) pipes up 'Is that Piers Morgan?'

*Sigh* So proud. At least her younger sister could correctly identify him.....

lou boutin

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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #59 on: August 29, 2012, 10:16:14 pm »
Just watching Paralympic opening ceremony.

David Cameron is giving an interview before the start. My eldest (12- secondary school) pipes up 'Is that Piers Morgan?'

*Sigh* So proud. At least her younger sister could correctly identify him.....

Font worry, my friends daughter thought Cameron and Clegg were Ant and Dec and wondered why they were giving a press conference. Another friend's kid asked why a load of old codgers were singing the theme tune to CSI at the Olympic closing ceremony.  :facepalm:

Kim

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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #60 on: August 29, 2012, 10:20:35 pm »
Font worry, my friends daughter thought Cameron and Clegg were Ant and Dec and wondered why they were giving a press conference.

Fuckit, they'd have my vote.  Can't do a worse job than Cameron and Clegg, can they?
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #61 on: September 09, 2012, 05:52:18 pm »
Miss Z the younger appears to have swallowed a Profanisaurus.  Apparently Daddy has "love meat"* which he sleeps with and which Mummy sometimes eats, and also a "beef toy".

Mummy, moreover, has a "victory bin".

 :o


*believe me, there is an innocent explanation for this one
Never tell me the odds.

Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #62 on: September 10, 2012, 08:16:24 am »
Nephew of a friend of mine, 5 years old, struggling with the Latin in Harry Potter...

Runs up to people and shouts "Smelly armpits!"   :o

Well, it's easier to say than Expeliarmus!   ;D

I'm constantly amazed at Nephew Oli's ability to say the names of dinosaurs. Of course, he only hears them spoken in documentaries (being 4, his reading is still limited, if at all) so he can parrot perfectly. I see them written down, and have to do them a syllable at a time, and might still get the emphasis wrong.

Carcharodontosaurus is one where he beats me hands down.

I got firmly told off by one of the Cub's teachers over dinosaurs

One of the younger cubs was into Jurassic Park, and asked what DNA was. Parent knew I was a medic, so I was asked

Now explaining DNA and RNA in simple terms is easy enough, and wrote down the full words.

Following week, parent came back, that teacher was unimpressed and that being able to understand and spell DNA and RNA was not suitable for an eight year old

Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #63 on: September 10, 2012, 08:24:33 am »
Back on topic..

Cycling into Gosport on the Brompton and stopped alongside a family at the lights...

Small person studies Brompton, turns t Mum and says

" Look his wheels are even smaller than mine!"

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« Reply #64 on: September 10, 2012, 09:59:16 am »
Nephew of a friend of mine, 5 years old, struggling with the Latin in Harry Potter...

Runs up to people and shouts "Smelly armpits!"   :o

Well, it's easier to say than Expeliarmus!   ;D

I'm constantly amazed at Nephew Oli's ability to say the names of dinosaurs. Of course, he only hears them spoken in documentaries (being 4, his reading is still limited, if at all) so he can parrot perfectly. I see them written down, and have to do them a syllable at a time, and might still get the emphasis wrong.

Carcharodontosaurus is one where he beats me hands down.

I got firmly told off by one of the Cub's teachers over dinosaurs

One of the younger cubs was into Jurassic Park, and asked what DNA was. Parent knew I was a medic, so I was asked

Now explaining DNA and RNA in simple terms is easy enough, and wrote down the full words.

Following week, parent came back, that teacher was unimpressed and that being able to understand and spell DNA and RNA was not suitable for an eight year old

Oli went to a museum with his Dad, pointed at a vaguely shaped fossil, and said "That's Pachycelpalahasurus", and wandered off.  Dad was left wondering how the heck he knew, and could only assume that he'd 'read' the label - IE, recognised the shape of the word, as opposed to actually spelling it out, because he's still struggling a bit with 'cat'.

While I was there, he was playing a game on his Mum's Itouch. A caption came up, the name of a dinosaur, and 4 pictures, and you had to touch the right one. I was watching, and reading out the dinosaur names to him - he got each one spot on first time. But then he said "Stop helping me, it's cheating!". I stopped reading, and he started to touch pictures at random each time until he got the green tick.  Bless him, he thought knowing which one you were looking for was cheating, and that he was supposed to guess at random.  He still enjoyed it, but not quite how it was intended.
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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #65 on: September 11, 2012, 10:27:51 pm »
This could really go in many threads, but:
"I know what punks are. Punks are like dudes."
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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #66 on: September 11, 2012, 11:07:00 pm »
Second day of big school, today. Apparently, five minutes after arriving at the childminder's house this morning, Minimac was asking exactly how soon they'd be heading up to school. That's my boy  :thumbsup:


Wowbagger

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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #67 on: September 11, 2012, 11:10:06 pm »
That's frightening. It only seems a couple of months ago that we were congratulating you on keeping him cooking until September and the start of the new school year.

His birthday must be coming up - unless it's already past. Tell him Happy Birthday form Santa.  ;)
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clarion

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« Reply #68 on: September 12, 2012, 07:36:41 am »
Gosh!  Bigminimac. :)
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« Reply #69 on: September 12, 2012, 04:14:57 pm »
His birthday must be coming up - unless it's already past. Tell him Happy Birthday form Santa.  ;)

Yes, it's tomorrow  :)

clarion

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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #70 on: September 13, 2012, 11:05:09 pm »
I was riding across Clapham Common this evening when a little girl spotted me.  She fixed me with a curious gaze, pointed, and remarked to her female carer, 'He's not wearing a helmet'

'That's true' I commented, 'i'm not.' :)
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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #71 on: September 28, 2012, 01:28:22 pm »
Watching Avengers Assemble the other night:

Me (quite excited): "I wonder what's going to happen next!"
Louis (still just 5, remember, with an air of disdain): "Let's just watch and see, shall we?"
L'enfer, c'est les autos.

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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #72 on: October 02, 2012, 09:49:26 pm »
I was riding across Clapham Common this evening when a little girl spotted me.  She fixed me with a curious gaze, pointed, and remarked to her female carer, 'He's not wearing a helmet'

'That's true' I commented, 'i'm not.' :)

A friend went cycling with old fashioned toe clips for the first time in ever so long. Realised, as he stopped at a junction, that he'd forgotten to undo the clips and crashed to the floor. Small boy watched his impressive collapse and observed to "My Dad says those pedals are dangerous".

"He's right" replied the cycling friend.

Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #73 on: October 05, 2012, 10:34:18 am »
"Dad, I really miss playing Nazi Zombies with you."
MsCharly, currently in Bosnia

Brought a tear to my eye, that did.
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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #74 on: October 05, 2012, 12:56:49 pm »
Overheard from another changing cubicle at the pool this morning

"Daddy, is the bottom of the sea full of millions of holes from oil drills?"
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