Author Topic: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances  (Read 66044 times)

Wowbagger

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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #425 on: March 12, 2017, 09:35:26 pm »
Mrs Wow opted to be known as Grandma. Her counterpart is Nana. However, both granddads are known as Granddad. It seems that The Other Granddad has recently been distinguished by use of the epithet "Granddad Chin". :D
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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #426 on: March 12, 2017, 09:40:40 pm »
We had a similar naming scheme.  Paternal Grandpa was named "Grandpa Spikings" by my younger brother, on account of prickly facial hair.
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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #427 on: March 12, 2017, 10:29:53 pm »
We all know that Wow will be known as "Granddad Santa"   :demon:

Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #428 on: March 13, 2017, 09:31:42 am »
Grandalf?

clarion

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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #429 on: March 13, 2017, 10:22:20 am »
My parents have been Grandma & Grandad for my older kids (the issue didn't come up since their maternal grandfather had died early, and their grandmother had been called 'Muzzer', hence 'Muzz', and then, naturally, 'Gruzz').

However, Butterfly's parents have been called Grandma & Grandad for almost as long by our nieces & nephews.  Hard to change it.  So The Duck has 'Grandad with Molly the Cat' and 'Grandad with the orange car'. Grandmas, it seems, are interchangeable ;D
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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #430 on: March 29, 2017, 08:50:22 am »
We had "Daddy's Grandma" and "Mummy's Grandma", meaning the Grandma belonging to a specific side of the family (same for Grandads). Until my mum complained because she thought it made her sound like the next generation up!  ::-) Now it's just context that distinguishes them.

clarion

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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #431 on: March 29, 2017, 09:48:55 am »
'Those trees look like a row of broccoli!'
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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #432 on: March 29, 2017, 11:07:00 am »
'Those trees look like a row of broccoli!'

When she was a Tiny, the daughter of my chum Jim used to refer to cauliflower and broccoli as "white tree" and "green tree".
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« Reply #433 on: March 30, 2017, 11:39:37 am »
My parents have been Grandma & Grandad for my older kids (the issue didn't come up since their maternal grandfather had died early, and their grandmother had been called 'Muzzer', hence 'Muzz', and then, naturally, 'Gruzz').

However, Butterfly's parents have been called Grandma & Grandad for almost as long by our nieces & nephews.  Hard to change it.  So The Duck has 'Grandad with Molly the Cat' and 'Grandad with the orange car'. Grandmas, it seems, are interchangeable ;D

Andrew has Nana and The Little Grandpa on Jo's side, and Granny and Big Tall Grandpa on my side.

My paternal grandparents went by the epithets Moi and Poi, coined by my elder brother and still referred to as such today (although Moi died 23 years ago and Poi 10).

Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #434 on: March 30, 2017, 11:44:10 am »
Having a discussion with Andrew about our family surname, I explained that he and Daniel have the same surname as Mummy and me, and that Mummy changed her surname when we got married.  Probed a bit further, I explained that when two people love each other very much, they can make a special promise to live together forever and always look after each other.

"When I grow up, can I get married to Daniel?"  ;D

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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #435 on: April 06, 2017, 06:56:59 pm »
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« Reply #436 on: April 08, 2017, 09:46:04 pm »
On Thursday Nye and I rode the tandem to Brighton. We passed some touring cyclists with luggage. "That's what I need on my bike"  said Nye who is clearly hi mother's son  :thumbsup:

It made me think of Jogler and how he joked about all my luggage. 
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clarion

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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #437 on: April 30, 2017, 09:53:19 pm »
Singing: 'Yay, bumps. They slow you down'
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« Reply #438 on: May 18, 2017, 03:49:32 pm »
Andrew (3): Mummy, the water in the bath gets higher when you get in!
Mummy: Yes darling.  Can you repeat after me: "Archimedes Principle"?
Andrew (3): Archi-medes Prin-ci-ple
Mummy: EUREKA!

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« Reply #439 on: May 19, 2017, 02:36:41 pm »
Working her way through a list of maths (voluntarily - she keeps the sheets they get given first thing in school and completes them at home!).
Quote
Oh, algebra. I love algebra.
She's 7. :)

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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #440 on: June 27, 2017, 08:45:16 pm »
My mum was babysitting her friend's children the other day. The youngest is about three, maybe four now.

Small boy: who's that in your car?
Mum: you mean the little toy on the dashboard?
Small boy: yes, who's he?
Mum: that's Elvis
Small boy: Elvis?
Mum: *explanation of Elvis, how much she liked him, how she cried when he died and how I remember her crying*
Small boy: and you still like him even though he's dead
Mum: yes, I love him
Small boy: that's thapetic!
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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #441 on: June 28, 2017, 06:41:16 pm »
"If a child was born on Mars, we'd have to have Planet of Birth on our passports."
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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #442 on: June 29, 2017, 11:51:04 am »
"Why do hammers have to ham things?"
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Kim

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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #443 on: June 29, 2017, 01:39:45 pm »
If your only tool is a hammer, everything needs hamming?
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #444 on: June 29, 2017, 02:22:11 pm »
But hammers are only good at hamming down, not hamming things up.
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

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« Reply #445 on: July 10, 2017, 08:09:17 am »
Sam, trying to get some time to himself: I need a piece of quiet.

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« Reply #446 on: July 17, 2017, 11:59:55 pm »
Dramatis personae: my wife's brother, and his daughter, who is not quite five.

- Am I the best daddy in the world?
- No, daddy.
  <wags finger>
  You need to try harder.

hellymedic

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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #447 on: July 18, 2017, 12:32:32 am »
Sounds like the EVIL influence of premature formal education...

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« Reply #448 on: July 18, 2017, 08:12:03 am »
Someone's been reading Calvin & Hobbes.
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« Reply #449 on: September 04, 2017, 03:02:24 pm »
Step-granddaughter, who is one year and 10 months, has just learned the word 'excellent'.

Her uncle (who is 32) says to her "Laurie, am I an excellent uncle?".

Step-granddaughter thinks for a minute, shakes her head and says "Acceptable".

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