My two daughters fill me daily with laughter. They can brighten any day and also bring a good day to it’s knees just as easily.
Children are crazy and carefree. They are extremely intelligent. They are honest and just plain crazy. And they start manoeuvring from a very early age.
From dinner time conversations (arguments), to surprising knowledge, to totally random comments, to far too honest comments, there is never a dull moment when these two little miscreants are around.
I thought that I would share some of our interactions with you. I also hope that you might leave one or two of your own little interactions in the comments. I hope to do a little collage of little dynamite sayings from my reader’s little ones down the track!
Here are a few of the little interactions that I have recorded with my children. Maybe some of them are only funny or touching to me. But hopefully you might enjoy just a couple.
Me: ‘I didn’t just throw then in the bin, I took a photo of them first.’
Nikita: ‘Well. That’s not good. You don’t just take people’s things without asking them. If you want something you ask them while they are there and maybe they’ll let you but you don’t just take them.’
She had just found her drawings in the bin. Needless to say they got put back on the fridge moments later. They may have had some food stains on them.
Nikita comes out after cleaning her room.
‘That was a piece of cake.’
‘Yeah. Right. So what does a piece of cake mean then?’
‘It means umm, umm, um. It meeeeans…it meeeeaans…’
You got nothing
‘It means it didn’t take too long and it wasn’t that hard.’
I made up a song for when my children are naughty.
‘I don’t listen to Nik!’
‘And I don’t listen to SiiiiiiiSiiii!’
‘I don’t to EITHER of theeem,’
‘Cos they don’t listen to meeeeeeeeee’
I repeat it over and over when they tick me off.
This song is like their cryptonite. They melt down instantaneously and simultaneously at it’s onset.
‘You have been such a good girl Nik’, not jumping around and just sitting quiet in the pram while I did my run. It makes it so much easier…’
‘I’m not Nikita. I’m Siena.’
‘Smell my teeth.’
‘I said smell my teeeeeeth!’
Siena after every 9 hour teeth brushing experience before bed.
‘Nikita, you need to stop sucking your thumb otherwise it’s going to cost us a lot of money to fix them.’
‘But Mummy. You said that Daddy would pay for it.’
‘Daddy. Look, kiss it. Kiss it daddy.’
‘Sorry. No. I don’t like kissing furry stuff…’
Visiting my work for the first time and showing them my portfolio on the big screen…
‘Look Siena. See all these pictures. Daddy makes these pictures for work.’
‘Where’s the kids movies daddy?’
‘No, no. Listen. See these pictures. Daddy makes them for his work. This is what daddy does as his job.’
Siena walks off.
and comes back moments later with her sister.
‘Nikita, daddy makes these pictures for his work.’
Nikita: ‘Daddy can you please take us somewhere else?’
Siena upon seeing a Muslim Woman wearing a Burqa in the street.
*Yelling and pointing*
‘Look, a wizard!’
30,0000 feet in the air.
Nikita: ‘Daddy, these are instructions, look.’
‘You’re right they are. Very clever Nik’
‘And what’s that?’
‘Oh that’s a slide that they have in case we have an accident. If the plane crashes, then they put these slides at the exits and people slide down them to get off the plane.’
‘I hope we have an accident.’
As I am waiting to board a plane and Siena is stuffing around on the bridge, a large woman walks past me. I say ‘hi’ and she looks at me miserably and does not reply.
We enter the plane behind the woman and the little one pushes a finger into her pudgy back and yells…
‘That’s a big lady!’
We finish our shower and I’m drying the girls off.
‘OK girls, it’s late so you only have a short time to watch TV now.’
The negotiator: ‘So how long then? Maybeeeeeee… 10 or 20 or 30?’
‘Maybe 20 minutes.’
20 minutes later.
Siena: ‘I don’t like this movie.’
The negotiator: ‘I know. Maybe we can just watch a little bit more of this movie and then take it out and watch some of Siena’s movie?’
Me: ‘You’re dreaming.’
The negotiator: ‘I’m not dreaming, I’m thinking.’
At the park
Siena: ‘Who wants ice creaaaaaam’.
‘Ahhh, OK, I’ll have some.’
‘What ice cream do you want?’
‘A Siena icecream.’
‘I don’t have that one. ‘
‘Ok, what have you got?’
‘A spiderman one.’
‘OK sounds good. I’ll have that.’
She tosses some sand at my feet.
‘There you go. That will be 3 million dollars. You can’t eat it though’.
‘OK!!! I Heard you Siena!’
‘I wasn’t talking to you. I was talking to Nikita!!!!’
Siena: ‘Can we please have a baby Sister?’
‘I’m not talking to you. I’m talking to mummy!’
‘Why are you walking like that?’
‘Because it makes my pants go up and rub on my poonkie.’
‘Errrrr….Why are you doing that..errr, to your poonkie?’
‘Because it feels nice a little bit.’
Nikita: ‘And in my head, It tells me that you’re not the best daddy.’
Because I told her she couldn’t have m&m’s after herself and her sister we’re naughty all afternoon. (After telling me earlier I was the best daddy when I bought them. They were literally kissing my ass when I bought them).
‘Don’t talk to me Nik’. I told you not to talk to me at dinner time.’
‘Siena, I said not to talk to me. You both know I don’t like the way you behave at dinner time.’
‘But I need to tell you something.’
‘You love us. Don’t you?
‘Yes. I love you both very, very much…..
….Except at dinner time. At dinner time I don’t even like you….
….At dinner time I don’t like you at all…
…..’I literally, can barely stomach you at dinner time…..
Me: that really is a pretty necklace you got there from grampa.
Nikita: ‘Yeah I think it maybe has magic in it. It could have magic if you hold it like this.’
‘Well if you believe in it it does.’
‘Yes I do believe it does because I’m not a baby any more.’
‘Well magic is made from love and friendship and happiness and laughter.’
‘And if someone’s in love and they marry each other, like humans do, they could create magic.’
Siena: ‘Barbie did poos in her shoes…’
I hope that you enjoyed my little interactions. Please, leave one of your own experiences in the comments.