Friday, April 8, 2011

Beware the skanks ...

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?


Toni said...

Your kids sound like a perfect match for mine! I'm trying to imagine the conversations they'd have together...
mine call pants legs 'leg sleeves';
takeaway food is 'takeover';
Quik (the drink) is 'pink bunny' - even if it's chocolate;
kitchen tongs are 'nappers';
and the first time they saw a possum, they thought it was a squirrel.

Nicole said...

Not my own but my 6 year old nephews mother asked him if he was right after a caughing fit he replyed with "Yep....can't say I'm the best I've ever been but I'm right"

Another is the time he got up 10 minutes after he was put to bed and said he couldn't sleep "coz quite frankly Mum I have a pain in my toe that's taking all my concentration so....... (big sigh) I just can't concentrate on sleep yet."

diney said...

I love all those especially wanted to grow up and be a dolt!! (There are many around who have done just that!!).

My youngest listened to the Easter story o Jesus being crucified on the cross (when she was about 5/6) and said
'Do you know what Cheesuss should have done, Mummy?', what should Cheesuss, erm Jesus, have done?
'Well, he should have called very loudly for Mr Plod to come and arrest all those nasty people'.
So sweet and innocent!
(Do you guys know Noddy and Mr Plod ?! It is a funny little memory if you know them!!)

Fi said...

Ahhhh, I love hearing about words that kids get mixed up. Especially the "skanks" Too funny!!

L (our almost 4yo) told us the other day that he was "fed up' with us. He also thinks that when you get in trouble with the police that they put you in the rubbish bin!

So cute :)

Taryn said...

hahah. A dolt. Love it. xxxxxx

Ms_MotorbikeNut said...

Thanks for the great laughs that came with this post.

(((( Hugs )))) XXXX Kisses XXXX

4 kids, 20 suitcases and a beagle said...

I love the dolt.

My youngest wants to go to Slotland (Scotland) for his next holiday and we still have all 4 saying basketti..I think they might actually think that's what its called.

Now, to answer your question on Easter bunnies and eggs in Qatar...none on the shelves of the local supermarkets as yet but that may change. There is a hideously overpriced expat supermarket that will have them, there is no doubt you will find me there at the very last minute!


Thea said...

Oh these are great! I love the things kids say.

My favourite at the moment is my Miss 3's, "Can I sit on you laptop?" She says it all the time. :)

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh, watch out for those "skanks." The world is full of them.

My daughter is 16, but when she was 2 to 7years old,when I tried to hold her hand in the store or parking lot, she would press her 2 hands tightly together, and say, " I can't right now, Mom. I am full of hands!"

Every morning when her Dad left for work, she would give him a big kiss and say, "See you 2 later!"

And when she had a cold, she said, I think Mom I am scoggly today. She insisted scoggly was a "real" word.

Cherry Hanz said...

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Have a blessed day. And so since you do not have a wordpress identity on your site, I am putting my link for you.

Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo said...

this made me giggle.

Especially the skanks. Gotta watch out for them.

Those wearing jeggings are especially skankalious.

Jenn Brigole said...

:)) Kids -- you got to love 'em and yours are too cute. My niece is still in the "why" phase, bless her heart. Cheers!

Unknown said...

Hee! Hee! Great post! Isn't it wonderful when you're able to just respond spontaneously and honestly, before all the social censors go on?!


babycakequeen said...

Awww poor bat LOLz Your kids are cute!

A Cajun Down Under said...

Yea, Blogger finally letting me comment. This is such a funny post! I'd swear my daughter is 4 going on 40. We were playing at the park yesterday, and she told me she needed to find a shady spot and have a rest.

Cathy said...

lol great post! Followed you over from Digital Parents. Isn't it funny how impatient they are to be grown ups! Love the skanks! bahahaha that was my favourite :)

Kim H said...

Loved that post! So funny! I love the 'skanks'. Gld he didn't say it too loudly, so the skanks could here!! Great visiting today :)

MultipleMum said...

Too funny! You know I can never remember the funny things my kids say. I really need to write them down. They usually become part of the general vernacular and then I can't remember who started it! Thanks for the giggle and for joining Weekend rewind x

Anonymous said...

When my son was only 4 or 5, his favourite singer was Shannon Hole, from Australian Idol....

Unknown said...

Kids say the funniest things. Now I'm getting older, they are starting to catch me out though! (PS Love Shannon Hole!)