Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Wot So Funee: Love is Fickle

Wot So Funee?

We try to make it a habit in our house to say "love you" to Meg and Eli as often as possible, especially at bedtime and there's no greater feeling than the first time they say it back to you, especially if it's unprompted.

Meg being the age that she is however, we do often find she's a bit fickle with her affections as she demonstrated quite nicely the other night:

Daddy (putting Meg to bed): "Goodnight Meg, I love you lots and lots."

Meg: "Goodnight Daddy, I love Mummy."

About half an hour later when Daddy was helping Meg use the toilet.

Daddy: "I love you Meg, do you love Daddy?"

Meg: "Yes! *Pause* But not when you smack me on the bottom"

Daddy: "Meg, I've never done that"

Meg: "A long time ago, when I was 2.  Was it last week? *thinks hard* No, yesterday"

Now not only is that a total fabrication as we have never smacked our children (we prefer to use long hard, probably ineffectual, warning stares), but Meg is almost 4 so how on earth she thinks it was last week is beyond me!

12 comments:

  1. My son once in public shouted 'don't hurt me mummy' when I went to tell him off about hiding in a clothes rail and I've never laid a finger on him!! Funny things they can say hey! Embarrassing for us parents x

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    1. Oh no! It makes it do awkward doesn't it when they announce things like that in public (why is it ALWAYS in public?!?)

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  2. PS now folowing you via Networked blogs and GFC - I thought I already was doh! x

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  3. They really are fickle aren't they and boy do they hold grudges!

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    1. Oh yes, they've got great memories when they choose to :)

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  4. Hehe some of the stuff they come out with us stunning! You wonder where they must have seen it but guess even a few seconds on telly gets stores. :) my niece is going through this kind of phase right now.

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    1. It's more amusing when you're not the parent talking to them too, I was in stitches listening to my OH try to wheedle an "I love you" from Meg :)

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  5. Clever girl. Get your ammunition ready before you might need it, and always play the loyalty game off against your parents. You'll go far...

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    1. How do they get so wise? There must be a code of conduct passed around at nursery!

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  6. I love kids and their concept of time!

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    1. It's so confusing sometimes! When they're asking you something and using the wrong timeframe, we've had so many backward conversations because of it!

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  7. Love how she said she loved Mummy to Daddy.

    Thisdayilove

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