I have some very interesting conversations with my children! Some leave me dumbfounded and some have me in fits of laughter. Below are a few of the most recent ones.
The day after my 3 year old daughter’s birthday:
D - Where’s my present?
Me - You haven't got a present today because your birthday was yesterday.
D - Oh, I want my birthday today.
Me - You will have to wait until next year.
D - But I want it today though
Me - Well you can't have two birthdays, only the queen has two birthdays.
D - When I am bigger I am going to be the queen.
And with that she flounced off!
I have no idea how this conversation came about with my 5 year old son:
S - Fingers are silly
Me - Are they? Why is that?
S - Because they get in the way
Me - But how would you eat without fingers?
S - Like this (demonstrates using his thumb and hand)
S - I am going to chop them off
Me - That might hurt
S - Oh. Ok I'll keep my fingers then
I have also come to realise that conversations with my children tend to have a habit of getting out of control. We never had the why phase but my son continually asks "what does that word mean?" and very often I have no answer for him as I can't explain what a specific word means without saying it.
On another note I am entirely fed up with the word actually. Both children seem to like the phrase "actually mummy" or "It’s not actually mummy". At first it was funny but now I have had enough.
Please let me know about some of the funny conversations you have had, I would love to hear them!