From the mouths of babes #34

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.  R is for Hoppit always makes me smile with her posts about the things The Toddler says and I loved the latest list of funny moments. A Beautiful Abode’s post about her boys’ discussion of the C word also made me chuckle (whilst also cringing on her behalf!)


From the mouths of babes #34 - Getting to grips with grammar - Little Hearts, Big Love

I was so chuffed last week when a friend commented on how good Jessica’s speech was. She was a little late to start talking but once she did, there was no stopping her and she will now chatter happily all day long. One of her favourite times to talk to Mummy is at bedtime when she is snuggled next to me in my bed, wanting to tell me all the things that are on her mind. It is so lovely to listen to her chatter away to me (although sometimes I do feel the need to tell her that it’s sleep time rather than talking time!) and I treasure these little moments.


Jessica has such a lovely way of talking that makes me so proud when I listen to her. She is so polite – for instance, when I say to her “do you want to sit on the potty?”, she will answer “I don’t need to sit on my potty, thank you Mummy” if she doesn’t want to.   I was also very impressed recently by her use of grammar at the dinner table:


Sophie: “Finished!” (pushes plate away)

Jessica: “”Sophie, you have to wait. Mummy, Daddy and I are still eating”

(Sophie fidgets in her high chair)

Jessica: “You have to wait for Mummy, Daddy and me to finish.”


Amazing how children pick up these things just from listening to the conversations around them.
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.


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8 thoughts on “From the mouths of babes #34

  1. That’s brilliant – correct use of I and me! A lot of adults don’t use them correctly in that context! It is amazing what they pick up. #ftmob

  2. Hi, Louise.

    I hope all is well. As you know we’ve been away but now we’re back, so should the link ups.

    Glad to hear your potty training is going well. I have always been told girls pick these things up quicker than boys, but I can only take their word for it. The only experience I would say is that it was easier the second time around.

    I think it’s to do with ‘watching big brother and copy what he does’. A week was all it took but with Josh it was more like three weeks. The best bit of advice I took was not to rush them just because we wanted it to happen. Kids will do these things in their own time. It was third time lucky with Joshua.

    I like your post. Joshua often reminds us that ‘I can hear you talking about me you know’. Sometimes we have to remind ourselves how quickly the boys have grown up.

    Thanks for hosting #ftmob

    1. They do grow up so quickly, don’t they? Potty training is going very well, thank you – we are getting there! Think it will be easier with Sophie though as am sure watching an older sibling must help. Hope you had a wonderful holiday and thanks for linking up again 🙂

  3. It’s so lovely that you record these little things as their speech does develop so very quickly. At the moment Little Mister is trying to remember – and verbalise – dinosaur names, which has become a new passion over the last few weeks. I’m having trouble with some of them, let alone him! Still, it’s lovely to hear their language develop and it sounds like Jessica has no trouble at all grasping grown up grammar!
    Hope you’re well and enjoying the summer.

    1. I’m always so impressed with how well children learn things like dinosaur names – I haven’t got a clue with most of them so I find myself learning something new too. Well done to Little Mister for trying to learn them – was so lovely to see you all yesterday x

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