From the mouths of babes #10

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. Perhaps they have just started babbling for the first time, or said their first definite word. It could be something cute, or funny, or incredibly embarrassing – whatever it is, I’d love to hear all about it.

Thank you so much to everyone who linked up last week – I really enjoyed reading all your posts about the things that your little ones have been saying – the embarrassing and funny things and the adorable moments. That moment when babies start to babble and giggle is such a beautiful one and I love little Pudding’s infectious chuckle that Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs shared. I also love Boo’s unsubtle way of letting Grandma know it is time to go – thank you Odd Socks & Lollipops for sharing.

From the mouths of babes #10 - Little Hearts, Big Love

I’m a bit of a stickler for manners with my children – ‘thank you’ was one of the first signs that both Jessica and Sophie mastered. Sophie has been saying “dank-oo” for a couple of weeks now but she now will say it in response to being given something or when prompted with “what do you say?” which makes me very happy. This week she has also started saying “please” too.

We’re still working a bit on table manners (they are only little children after all!) but I had a lovely moment with Jessica when she was nearly two when she got down from the little table at my mum’s house to wander about mid-way through dinner. Without really thinking I said “did Mummy say you could get down from the table?” and to my amazement she instantly went back to the table and sat herself back down!


If you’d like to share your posts about something your children have said (or sung!), then please add the badge code below and link up with me. 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!). 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.

Look forward to hearing what your little ones have been saying.


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12 thoughts on “From the mouths of babes #10

  1. I love hearing and seeing good manners in kids of all ages but the younger they are, the cuter it is! My toddler says “gancoo mummy” when ever he’s given anything… regardless of who’s given it to him! He’s started to realise he needs to thank the actual person now but usually can’t help himself from saying ‘mummy’ first so we get a lot of ‘gancoo mummy, daddy’ when my husband does things for him. Sounds like your girls are very polite indeed!

    1. Ah ‘gancoo mummy, daddy’ sounds adorable. It is lovely when little ones are polite isn’t it? 🙂

  2. Hi my lovely,

    Sorry for dumping my link this morning! I was really happy I had something to link, but I had to rush out for a mad day. Back now so I can sit back and read everyone’s posts. Really looking forward to it!

    I love the photo of Jessica. Before I read your post, I thought she looked really apologetic on the picture, but she’s obviously signing ‘Thank you’, bless her. She is such a well-mannered little poppet. I wish I could say the same of my girlies (Crevette’s table manners are impeccable!). I had to ask Jumpy to come off the table (she was walking ON the table during dinner) and stop drinking the ketchup (yes, out of the bottle!). Any tips???

    1. No problem – I often find myself doing the same and having to play catch-up too – lovely to have you link up! Table manners are still something we are working on – especially with Sophie who likes to sweep her food on the floor. Good luck with trying to improve your girlies’ table manners!

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