It's Friday, and after a long, hard week, which included two parent-teacher interviews and a paediatrician visit, plus a couple of appointments for me (ugh), I thought I'd take a moment to breathe with a 'Stuff My Kids Say' post.
Are your kids busy making Easter 'Bastards' at school? Mine are. You know those fluffy things often accessorised with bunnies, chickens and chocolate that kids pop on their heads this time of year. I don't know about you, but you can't have enough Easter Bastards at Chez MIA.
And when we go out, I often stop to have a cup of 'chino', while the kids have a hot chocolate, or something cold.
"I can't wait until I'm old enough to have a cup of chino," H. grins mischievouly, as she inhales most of my chocolate foam. (Babycinos don't cut it, because there's no hint of coffee in the foam. That's my girl...)
When she was younger, H. used to get very frustrated that she couldn't do adult things like drink coffee. "It's not fair, I want to be a dolt," she'd say. "Mumma when am I going to be a dolt?"
Then there was the day she accompanied me to my regular chiropractor appointment. To her delight, the practice is located close to a lake.
"Mumma is this where you come to be chiropracted?" she asked in delight. "You're so lucky."
Yeah, I am lucky that I need to pay big bucks for my bones to be cracked and joints and muscles stretched on a regular basis. Yes, the view is lovely, but I don't get to appreciate since I'm too busy being tortured and paying for the pleasure.
Though he's older, C. still comes up with some classics himself.
"H. be careful when you go outside," he told his sister one morning. "There are a couple of skanks outside."
Yes, you really have to be careful when it comes to getting up close and personal with skanks in the morning. (He meant skinks! Skinks. Snake-like lizards to those who don't live in Australia.)
Then there was the time when we met illusionist/magician Joe Labero (so Mr 10 could get his signature obviously), after we saw his show Genesis: The Magic Spectacular at Jupiters Hotel and Casino, on the Gold Coast.
"I want to be like you when I grow up," said a starry-eyed C. to Mr Labero. "That's wonderful, and what illusions would you like to learn?" asked the Great One Himself.
"I want to make my sister disappear," grinned C. There were laughs all round.
Later C. tucked at my skirt and whispered: "But I really DO want to make her disappear. Why did everyone laugh at me?"
Finally, from the Only In Australia Files, on the way home from school recently, the kids spied this in the power lines above us:
"Mumma, look, it's a puppy dog!" exclaimed C.
Erm, actually it's a dead fruit bat. (Sorry fruit bat lovers. But it does look a little like a poodle.)
Readers what do your kids do or say to make you laugh?