From the mouths of babes #50

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 enjoyed reading Small Stuff and Me’s list of toddlerisms that have entered into her own vocabulary almost without realising it and For the Love of Repeating Myself made me chuckle with her daughter’s comment that her sister wasn’t missing out on going to choose a turkey because it was a dead one “all squished into a package”


Not again! - From the mouths of babes #50 - Little Hearts, Big Love

Both girls have made me laugh this week with the funny things that they have said and here are some of my favourites:


Jessica: “Can Daddy get me ready?”

Me: “No, Daddy has to go to work.”

Jessica: “What, again?!”


Me: (watching Sophie mouthing some words whilst doing hand actions): “Wind the bobbin up, wind the bobbin up…”

Sophie: “No, silly Mummy! It’s der Wheels on der Bus!”


Sophie: (holding a dolly’s bottle and pretending to spray it at me) “Sssschh sssschh” (grabs cloth and rubs my head with it) “Dare you doe!” I felt like a piece of furniture being polished!


Jessica at the end of the carol service at church.  “Well done, Mummy.  You were sitting very quietly.”


As Jessica gets older, the adorable mispronunciations have mostly disappeared but every so often, there are still a couple that come out:


Seeing “Cinderbella” at our friends’ Christmas fayre

Asking for “trumpets” (crumpets) for breakfast

Meeting Cinderella at a charity Christmas fayre - The Friday Focus 11/12/15 - Little Hearts, Big Love


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.


Next week will be the last #ftmob linky of 2015 as there will be no post between Christmas and New Year. A huge thank you to everyone who has linked up during 2015 – I can’t quite believe that this little linky is almost a year old and I have really enjoyed reading all the posts that you have linked up over the past year – the things your little ones have said have made me smile so often, so thank you again for sharing them.


Looking forward to reading what your little ones have been saying this week.


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20 thoughts on “From the mouths of babes #50

  1. Ha ha, trumpets for breakfast! Brilliant!
    My middle boy is losing his speech impediments too as he gets older but a few still slip out now and again.

    1. It is lovely that there are still a few every now and then – it’s great that they learn to say things correctly but a little sad when the mispronunciations disappear.

    1. Cinderbella is one of my favourites – I think I will be a little sad when she starts saying it correctly.

  2. Haha how dare daddy having to go to work again!
    Also well done for sitting so quietly! I hope you were treated for your good behaviour!

  3. The big 5-0! Congrats.
    It’s always nice to get a good furniture polish face scrub! Ha 🙂

  4. so flattered at the mention! thank you. And thanks for the invite to link back to #ftmob I will be back soon to read and comment so don’t count me absent just yet! Busy times! xx But I love this linky!

    1. I’m back! My daughter called her “Cillerlella.” I know we’re not suppose to talk baby talk to them, but I adore some of the mispronunciations and do try to keep some around. Much like your trumpets…one of my kids called hot dogs “hogots” and we all still call them that to this day. 🙂 And I love when they praise you for something you’ve done! (like sitting still) too funny. My daughter recently told me she was so proud of me for cleaning the whole kitchen to shiney. 🙂

      1. I quite like “Cillerlella” and “hogots” and I know what you mean about some of the mispronunciations sticking – I wouldn’t be too surprised if Cinderbella ends up being one of those. Well done for cleaning the whole kitchen to shiney too and thank you for your lovely comment, so glad you like the linky – I always enjoy reading the things that everyone’s children have said 🙂

  5. Ha ha, I just love that! Your girls are a bunch of sweetie. Jessica is right, your Hubby has to stop working so much and enjoy a bit of time at home! “La vérité sort de la bouche des enfants!” as we say back home! Hopefully he has some time off booked for Christmas. Your Sophie made me laugh out loud (as you do when you’re on your own on the sofa at midnight!) with “der wheels on der bus,” bwahaha! x

    1. There certainly is a lot of truth in the things children say and there are definitely moments when hubby heads off to work and my thought is fairly similar to Jessica’s one! I find myself laughing out loud reading the posts too and I can imagine you sitting in front of your laptop at midnight doing the same! 🙂

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