Since having children, and the observation of how they are constantly learning , that once they can speak, sometimes that’s all they want to do they want to know everything, they speak their minds, they ask questions as that’s how they learn, it’s how we all learn. Sometimes we tend to forget however, their minds are still developing even when they can speak and whether you like it or not there are times you just gotta sit back, have a bit of patience and go with it and have a laugh.
I Got Nothing Moments
Sometimes the questions they ask, and it always seems to be when you are really tired and at that moment you barely know your own name and you got nothing!
Why do we all sound different with our voices?
How does the earth actually stay in the sky?
Why is the grass green and the mud brown?
Where do colours come from?
Who invented words and why?
Why is a cup called a cup and not a table?
Why was I born a boy and (sister) a girl? Did you choose that? How does that work?
And then the times you’re just “Oh heck” let the ground swallow me up please!
I was on holiday one time and having some cocktails as you do, kids were of course having the non-alcoholic ones but they looked the same and it was getting late in evening and you know when kids are tired they tend to get more hyper just before they crash as they fight it till the end, so I made a comment and said, “Better get kids to bed, I think they are a wee bit drunk.” It was a passing comment, nothing to it. In supermarket the few weeks later and there was a holiday competition picture with cocktails, beaches etc and my son again, (Why do they get so vocal, think they know what they’re doing to be honest) but shouts, “Mammy, that reminds me of Majorca, remember when you got us all drunk!”
Another time when it was my birthday and my children always think I’m 100 years old no matter what, but was in shops and there was an elderly lady and he says , “You’re not as old as her though” and then proceeds to go up to her and asks her did she ever meet T-Rex!
Daughter in shopping centre toilets -“Why do I have a willy on the inside,” and points at the brother, “and he has one on the outside?”
Slight miscommunication of words- When I was out having something to eat with the kids and one thing I always love is watching the content face of kids as they savour every moment of their food as if it’s their last. Of course the place was busy and my daughter says to me, “Yum this is really good.” I smiled and said, “Yes, you look like you’re really enjoying it.” She pauses for a moment and gives me a very confused look. I start to worry and like all parents, those two seconds of fear can feel like a lifetime and I’m thinking, oh no, what’s wrong, is the food stuck in her mouth, help! She wasn’t choking and instead took a deep breath and at the top of her voices she yells, “Mammy, what are you talking about? I’m not still in your vagina!”
So as parents we have to learn at times you just gotta sit back and go with it, as it’s part of the wonderful journey. If anyone has any cringe worthy moments would love to hear from you.
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