From the mouths of babes #86

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 Little T’s response to Little Steps’ sadness over her baby being replaced by a little girl – very wise words and Olivia’s response to Domesstique missing her when she went back to school.

Jessica in her school uniform, holding her fifth birthday balloon: From the mouths of babes #86 - Milestone moments


Last week was a big week for us, with Jessica starting school for the first time last Monday.  She was very excited about going to school and asked “how many sleeps until I go to big school” quite a few times over the summer.  I was half-expecting to hear “I don’t know” in response to asking what she did on the first day (as was often the case at preschool pick-up) but I got quite a nice description of her day:


“I did some drawing Mummy and I played in the little playground but the sand wasn’t open. Someone knocked me over but I was ok. I didn’t cry at my big school. And after I played, the lady read a story and then you came and I run to you. I run to you and I give you a big cuddle. I love you Mummy.”


The next day was her fifth birthday.  She was so excited about having her birthday at school and it made me laugh to hear that she curtseyed when the children sang Happy Birthday to her.  I’d sent a birthday card through to CBeebies which had made it on to TV and I’d recorded it ready for her arrival home.  Her reaction was slightly delayed – but I managed to capture it on video!

Jessica has been very interested in birthdays in general since celebrating hers and we now have “how many sleeps until Sophie’s birthday?” as well as some more questions about her own:

J: “How old will I be next birthday mummy?”
Me: “Six.”
J: “Six! That’s impossible!” (I quite agree with you!)
Me: “Why?”
J: “Because it’s silly and naughty.” (Oh, OK then.)


One of the other things that Jessica loves doing at the moment is looking at old photos of herself and Sophie as babies.  She was looking at one of the big canvas prints of herself as a baby the other day:

“That’s my picture. I made it myself!”


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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8 thoughts on “From the mouths of babes #86

  1. So pleased she likes big school. I asked Freya what she had done and got a “nothing”. I thought is have to wait a few years for that!

    1. Thank you Tara – “nothing” or “I don’t know” is the response I was expecting! Hope you managed to eventually get a little more info from Freya x

  2. Aw sounds like Jessica is having a fantastic time at big school! My eldest is also fascinated with birthdays and crosses off each day as it won’t be long for his. He is super excited from becuase he knows he is going to get toys X #ftmob

    1. Getting toys is very exciting! It is lovely when they become more aware of birthdays and count down to them 🙂

  3. Aww she looks so pleased to be going to the big school. Mine used to say nothing every time I asked them, now I get a bit more detail. Love that the helped celebrate her birthday x

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