Conversations I have overheard between the children

I childcare share with my sister. She lives 3 doors away and she works Monday and Tuesday and I work Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Between us we get the kids to school and nursery and we share the responsibility of our little tribe of mentalists. Her kids are now both at school and the cousins are all more like siblings. Being in charge of 4 children rather than my standard 2 can be really challenging (I have no idea how people have more than 2 children, and retain their sanity – big up all those mums of bigger broods!) but it gives me access to overhearing some fabulous conversations. Here are some of my favourites.

Conversation overheard between two six year olds.

  • Child 1 “Have you been to Tiggywinkles?” (FYI this is a shelter for injured woodland animals)
  • Child 2 – “Yes, we went with Rainbows”
  • Child 1 “What’s it like?”
  • Child 2- “Well they had a shop and a Cafe and stuff”
  • Child 1 “So it’s like Morrisons then?”
  • Child 2 – “Kind of but with a lot of Hedgehogs”

Conversation between a 3 year old and a 4 year old.

  • Child 1 to Child 2 – “Come and sit next to me.”
  • Child 2 – “I will, I’m just getting this bogey out of my nose first.”
  • Child 1 – ” Can I help?
  • Child 2  – “No but you can hold my car. …”
  • Child 1 – “Oooh yes please.” Sits holding car looking very smug.

Conversation between a 4 year old and a 5 year old. They have been playing fancy dress for a while, have both worn about 4 different outfits and have swapped outfits a lot and have now covered the floor in fancy dress.

  • Child 1 – “We have run out of Princess dresses, what’s next?”
  • Child 2 – “Pirate?”
  • Child 1 – “No, boys are pirates.”
  • Both start looking through the fancy dress box to try to find something else. They are muttering together and then a fight starts to break out, so I go over to see what they are doing.
  • Child 1 – “Auntie, she is mean, she is not sharing with me.”
  • Me – “I’m sure we can work it out, which outfit do you both want, maybe we can take it in turns”
  • Child 1 – “Her Frozen pants.”

Conversation heard between 4 year old and 5 year old.

Child 2 has been given a craft kit fairy garden for her birthday, you plant grass seeds in a large dish, there is a little house, a mini washing line, flowers and a ceramic fairy.

  • Child 1 – Why is the toddler crying?
  • Child 2-  Because I told him he’s not allowed to touch my fairy garden and now he’s sad.
  • Child 1 – Yeah, he’s too young for fairy gardens.
  • Upon hearing this, Dirty Mummy is entirely unable to restrain herself and says
  • “You should never let naughty boys touch your fairy garden.”

Not being able to stifle my laughter any more I walked away, sadly I laughed so much I inadvertently watered my own fairy garden.

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    1. He he this is brilliant, I love hearing all the random things kids come out with, especially when they think you aren’t listening. Becky #FridayFrolics

    1. That’s brilliant. I have to admit, I watered my own fairy garden a little bit reading this post. One of my favorite conversations was between my son an his friend:
      “This is a really cool toy”
      “Thanks, it’s from Grampy”
      “Grampy? What’s a Grampy?”
      “He’s from my Nana’s house.”

      Thanks for linking up to #FridayFrolics

    1. This really made me chuckle. 🙂 Only one of my children can talk as yet and he is comedy gold – it is going to be good material when they are both at it 😉
      x Alice

      1. My youngest cant be bothered to talk – he has important business eating happyland men and putting felt tip pen on the doors, he hasn’t managed to fit it into his schedule yet. I can’t wait for him to join in the fun. thanks for reading! xx

    1. LOL … children’s convos are the best! Love the Frozen pants …. I suppose after having children, it can be quite hard trying to keep from watering when laughing … Oh, the pelvic exercises gift for life that child birth bestows upon us 🙂 #TwinklyTuesday

    1. Hahaha!!! Aaaah BRILLIANT — this has just made me laugh out loud. Naughty mama — I can’t believe you’re taking the innocent fairy gardens down to your own smutty level. Shame on you 😉 LOL! Thanks so much for linking up with us xx #TwinklyTuesday

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