From the mouths of babes is a weekly linky which invites you to share a post, old or new, about something your children have said. Those adorable mispronounced words, the glimpses into their imaginations, the blunt observations – whatever it is, I’d love to hear about it!
A big thank you to everyone who linked up last week. I loved Conversation with Hank’s post about Tess Asplund and Hanks’ comment about skin just being a shell for who you are on the inside – so very true. I also enjoyed Nipper and Tyke’s list of Jet’s latest sayings – especially the one about cats drinking gin.
My father-in-law dislocated his knee a couple of weeks ago and had to go into hospital last week for surgery to reattach the muscles and tendons. Jessica knew that Grandad had a poorly knee and I explained to her that he had to go into hospital to have it fixed and wouldn’t be able to walk for a while. She had a few questions about it all:
Jessica: “How did Grandad hurt his leg?”
Me: “He fell over something.”
Jessica: “What did he fall over? Did he fall over a tortoise?”
Me (trying to not laugh): “No, not a tortoise. He fell over a box that someone had left lying around.”
Jessica: “Who left it there? It wasn’t me. It wasn’t E [her best friend] either and it wasn’t Sophie.”
Me: “No, I know it wasn’t you, or E, or Sophie. I don’t know who left it there.”
Bless her. I have no idea where she got the idea he fell over a tortoise though – I’d love to know what her thought processes were that led to that idea!
Talking about Grandad going to hospital reminded her about her own recent stay in hospital.
“I went to hospital Mummy. I didn’t hurt my leg though. I was in hospital because I was all hot. And Sophie came to see me and brought my pink cat and my tiger book.”
Love how she remembers the little details – and being in hospital because she was all hot is a very good description of having a fever caused by a chest infection.
Jessica’s been quite fascinated by Grandad’s plaster cast since he’s been back home again. Apparently it “looks like a roller” and “sounds like a door” – well I guess it does sound a bit like a door when you rap it with your knuckles!
If you have any posts about something that your children have been saying lately, please do come and link up. The linky opens each Monday from 6am and closes on Friday at 11pm so there is plenty of time to link up your posts (old and new posts are welcome!). Please add the badge below to your post so others know where they can also link up (the badge code is below). I will also try and share posts via Twitter – please use the hashtag #ftmob and I’ll do my best to retweet them. I also have a Pinterest board and will be sharing posts here too.
Looking forward to reading what your little ones have been saying!
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