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!
Thank you to everyone who linked up last week. Navigating Baby shared a post about having to watch the things she says as they soon get picked up by little people! I can certainly relate to that having had words I shouldn’t have said repeated back to me – thankfully I managed to nip it in the bud quickly! After the Rain has been discussing beliefs surrounding death with her 4 year old. We’ve not yet had questions about this but I’m sure they will come in time. How do you approach this kind of subject with your children?
Last weekend, hubby’s uncle was staying with hubby’s parents. Jessica and Sophie hadn’t met their great-uncle before so we popped in for a visit. When he met Jessica, he asked her “are you the little girl with the special heart?”
“No,” she replied, “I’m a big girl with a special heart!”
Jessica is much more aware of her “special heart” these days. She doesn’t let it hold her back, but she knows that it makes her different. Last week she was unwell and was off school for a few days. I still had to take Sophie to and from preschool and because Jessica was unwell, she went in her buggy for the preschool run. Sophie was a bit put out that she still had to walk so Jessica tried to explain it to her:
“You don’t have a special heart Sophie. I’m the only one who has a special heart. You and Mummy and Daddy all have hearts but only mine is special.”
She has asked me if Peanut will have a special heart. I told her that we don’t know yet. As much as we hope that Peanut doesn’t have a special heart, it doesn’t feel right to say that to Jessica. Obviously we wouldn’t have wished the journey she has had to endure on her, but her special heart is part of who she is, and we love her just as she is.
The bug she had last week really knocked her out for a couple of days. She spent most of her time lying on the sofa under lots of blankets. At one point, I was giving her a cuddle and she looked up sadly and said “Mummy, I’m having a bad time of it today.” Bless her.
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. Please add the badge below to your post so others know where they can link up. I will share posts via Twitter. If you use the hashtag #ftmob I’ll also do my best to retweet them. Posts linked up will also be added to the #ftmob Pinterest board.
Looking forward to reading what your little ones have been saying!