Quote: Rights and Reponsibilities at Home

January 22, 2010

You know you’re at home because you have refrigerator rights.

But if you eat, you wash up. Rights bring responsibilities.

— Bill Harman, Preacher

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Everything on Your Plate

October 9, 2009

Yesterday evening, we had guests for dinner. JB (5 yrs) was over tired and over excited. Perhaps that is why he was being particularly fussy about his food.

L (my wife): Eat up! Everything on your plate is something you normally eat!

JB: Yes… Except my fork.


Something Else That’s True

September 29, 2009

JB is 5 years old:

I’ll tell you something else that’s true:

Volcanoes don’t have wheels.


JB-isms

September 8, 2009

Useful child-speak:

  • Barger-Coo: Barbeque
  • Bixit: Biscuit
  • Blank: Naked (e.g. blank feet = bare feet)
  • Booblies: Blue Berries
  • Eleventy Hundred: A Favourite Number
  • Granny Pommit: Pommy Grannit
  • Harbest Vegetable: Harvest Festival
  • Mixit: Music
  • Tainainer: Container
  • Dee Bee: DVD, TV or CD
  • Hole: Hall
  • Lines: Sugar Strands
  • Plud: Please (the plu-word)
  • Police Whacker: Truncheon
  • Poota: Computer
  • Shoulder: Soldier

Not Enough Water!

September 3, 2009

JB (now 5 years old) complained that there was not enough water in the tapless end his bath.

With a wry smile, I suggested that he use a beaker to bail water from the deeper tap-end into the shallower end.  After 4 or 5 beakers full he proclaimed that things were now “much better”.


So Close

July 31, 2009

JB (my 4-year old):

CAT and RUG. They rhyme, don’t they?


With Rough On Them

July 13, 2009

About a week ago I was going to pick up something from the chip shop for tea.

I asked JB (my 4-year old son) what he wanted.

JB: “Um… Chips and Sausages with Rough on them.”

Apparently he meant battered sausage.