Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Stuff my kids say

One of the reasons I started my personal blog was as a way to keep a diary of our family life ... albeit a rather public online version, with photos as well. My New Zealand blog, is still a wonderful reminder of the time we spent across the ditch, even if it didn't end prettily.
I think it's great to have a permanent record of those gorgeous things kids say and do as they grow up. I've never been a crafty kind of girl, so I don't do scrapbooking, and even my photo albums are usually short-lived, amateurish affairs.
But I can write, and type, and work out how to get photos online ... So Maid in Australia is kind of my own permanent record of our lives. (And unlike real journals, it can't be shredded, eaten, torn up or lost by human or furry kids).
So without further ado, and with apologies to 'Shit My Dad Says', here is 'Stuff My Kids Say':

Miss 7's take on the upcoming election: "So it's between three people then ... Julia, that little man with the glasses, and the funny, baldy guy." Er ... well, kind of ...

Mr 9, on our wheelbarrow-lighting neighbours: "How come they get to light fires, and I don't?"

Miss 7 on my weekly hospital visits as part of my recovery from anxiety and depression: "Mumma goes to hospital to learn how to relax"

Mr 9: "I know what the C word is .... Crap!' (I breathed a big sigh of relief after that one..)

And here are a few pet names for common household products:

Jam Juice: A favourite with Miss 7, this is the runny stuff that collects in the middle of the jam jar, and is highly prized, especially if crumpets are involved.
Aminals: Animals
Grand New: As in Grand New car/bike/dress/jam jar/insert the name of anything new. Because when H. was little (well smaller than she is now) she couldn't pronounce her Bs.
Muzz: Short for Muzza (Mother). Because H. once couldn't pronounce her 'th's either.
Wet Cream: Whipped cream. As in: "Can we have pancakes and Wet Cream?"
Sinta: As in Santa. Because when Mr 9 was a toddler, that's how he pronounced it.
Narnie/Narnoo: C. and H's respective names for dummies (pacifiers) as babies.
Furry pigs: Wombats. As in: "Mum, look at the furry pigs!" Mr 9 points out he was still a toddler when he came out with that one!

Do any other families have funny sayings or nicknames they want to share?
Miss 7 a few years ago, with her favourite teddy and her collection of Narnies ... 'cos you could never have enough narnies!
C. in one of his first dress-ups as Sinta's Little Helper ....


Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

LOL that is so cute! I think we should get them commentating during the election. It would be much more amusing! ;)

Jack McClane said...

I do the same thing on my blog.
I just wish I started doing it years ago. Some of them I've had to remember, but now I add as they happen.

You've got some really funny ones there.

From the mouths of babes!



River said...

30+ years ago, I lived in an area where the baker still drove around delivering bread etc a couple of times a week. My eldest was one and a half at the time and couldn't pronounce her "n's", so the baker became the "bum" man and I'd buy her a "fingerbum" once a week. It was funny back then, but she doesn't like to be reminded now.

Unknown said...

In NZ there was an ice-block called a Big Thumb. (It had a base that you could put on your thumb while eating it.) Of course my kids always asked for a Big Bum!

Thea said...

I love this!!
I keep a record of all the cute and funny things my kids say too.
I love 'em!! :)

Naomi said...

I love this. I wish I'd kept better track of the things my kids said.
Most of them are lost now...
I love the jam juice!

Hayley Cafarella said...

FURRY PIGS!!! I love it :)

Anonymous said...

So cute!

A couple we have are:

Baving Soup = Swimsuit
Brown = Poop (as in "do you need to make peeps or brown?")

There really is no good explanation for the second one.

Allow that to me by introduction to you, shall we?

Unknown said...

Oh yes, definitely. Kids hey? They certainly make life interesting!