Over the last year or so I have been writing down some of the random and funny things my son has said, with the idea that I will eventually compile these in a book to give to him on his 18th birthday. I have started doing this recently for my daughter too but as she is younger she is still using language in quite a functional way like ‘need a juice’, ‘need a wee’, ‘need Mousey’.
So, for my very first blog post I thought it would be nice to share this idea and some of the quotes I have gathered so far. I will just stick to a couple of topic areas here and there will be more to follow in future posts.
‘My teeth are tired’
‘My eyes are too hot’
‘My knee is a bit thin’
‘My bottom doesn’t matter’
‘My fingers are in danger’
‘Girls don’t have ears’
I’m guessing at this sort of age (around 3 at the time of these comments) that children are forming their sense of self and becoming more aware of their body is probably part of that. This is just a guess – I seem to remember something vaguely of that nature at A level Psychology in the child development topic – but then my first psychology teacher went to do some photocopying and never came back and my second psychology teacher ran off with the German exchange student. So don’t quote me on it!
C: I’ve got a lumpy bit.
Me: That’s your ankle.
C: I’m pushing it so it goes.
Me: It won’t go, it’s supposed to be like that.
C: It can’t be like that! My ankle is ridiculous!
Speaking of psychology, here is some slightly Freudian stuff:
C: Mummy, you’ve got a willy.
C: I’ve got a willy.
Me: That’s right, and Daddy’s got a willy.
C: And P [sister] has got a willy.
Me: No, girls don’t have willies. Boys have willies.
C: You should get yourself a willy.
C: Have you pulled your willy off Mummy?
And the last word on anatomy from my daughter:
P: [pointing at her bum] That’s my boob.
‘I pushed a crow out of bed’
‘There was a cow in my dream. It licked my tummy. It was frightful!’
For some time my son was scared of ‘The Night Cow’ which was a dream about a giant ‘custardy’ cow. Around this time he was talking quite a lot about animals including the ones he was dreaming about.
C: A spider was licking me last night.
Me: On your arm or your leg?
C: On my sprinkle [freckle].
And here are some general zoological observations:
‘Cows are quite tough’
‘There aren’t any bad fish’
‘Worms can jump’
‘I wish I was a starfish’
‘If worms come in here I’ll be cross about it’
And from my daughter:
Me: What can you see outside?
P: An octopus.
Me: There’s not an octopus outside.
P: It’s hiding.
I hope that has been mildly entertaining! If so, future topics will include Self Esteem, Food & Drink, and Wees & Poos.