Event from last week that still makes me chuckle:
As I walked out of the bathroom in the morning, KO greeted me with a big smile and planted a sticker on me.
He said, “Mummy, you are a VERY.GOOD.LADY. You did wee ON. THE. TOILET! Here is a sticker for you!”
I felt very proud of myself.
Me: KO, can you please tidy up the mess you made?
Me: I’m going to count to three … [pause] … ONE … ? TWO … ? …
KO [watches me questioningly, wide-eyed]
Me: THREE ……?! …
KO [helpfully]: FOUR?
Me: No KO, when I get to three, you know what happens …?
KO [gives me a blank stare]
Me: You … [pause] … go … [pause] … on … [very long pause while KO looks as me as though I’m insane] …
KO proffers: … the potty …??
(At this point I give up and tidy up the mess myself.)
This morning KO chucked his swimming goggles across the room, then started crying and came over to me for a cuddle.
Me: Why are you crying?
KO (crying): Because I was holding my swimming goggles and I THREW them.
Me: Why did you throw them?
KO (with sad sniffles): Because I was feeling naughty …
You know KO’s been reading too many Charlie & Lola books when he sees something he doesn’t like and immediately exclaims, “That is NOT my favourite, and it is NOT my best!!!!
Emily to KO today: You have amazing eyes!
KO (excitedly) to Emily: I can SEE with them! They are BROWN!!