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Friday, 2 October 2009

Reported conversations No. 15 : flora or fauna?

Bright sunshine again, but there's a fairly determined cool wind blowing. Could mean a change coming. Let's hope not. I like having the windows and doors open in October! And s*d worrying about global warming...

Planting tulip bulbs the other day, with B. an able little helper, dibber in one hand, bulb in the other.

Mama : So now we make a hole with the dibber...
B : (makes the hole) There you go!
Mama : ... and we put the bulb in with his nose pointing towards the sky...
B : (puts the bulb in the hole) There you go!
Mama : ... now we cover him up gently, tuck him up in his bed...
B : (pushes the soil over the hole) Cover him up!
Mama : ... just like Mama puts B to bed and tucks her in...
B : (stops what she's doing and looks up) Mama, I don't want to go to bed!
Mama : Well, if you don't sleep properly you won't grow.
B : But Mama, I don't want to grow up to be a flower, I want to grow up to be a little girl!

8 comments:

Woodman said...

Oh, the wonder of your little girls mind and her reasoning. Its a pity it will change when she grows up. Write it down and remember.

Alan Burnett said...

The reasoning is perfectly valid. Let the poor little mite stay up

LadyFi said...

Aww. I love the way kids see the world!

Louise said...

Hi Woodman : I did! Write it down -- here!

LadyFi : I love it when they take similes so seriously --

Matteo G said...

B ha un senso molto letterale delle parole, mi sembra!

♥ Braja said...

At least she didn't say "a little boy." That woulda taken some time to explain....

Louise said...

Braja : LOL!

Karin said...

Awwww...that was cute!

Friday, 2 October 2009

Reported conversations No. 15 : flora or fauna?

Bright sunshine again, but there's a fairly determined cool wind blowing. Could mean a change coming. Let's hope not. I like having the windows and doors open in October! And s*d worrying about global warming...

Planting tulip bulbs the other day, with B. an able little helper, dibber in one hand, bulb in the other.

Mama : So now we make a hole with the dibber...
B : (makes the hole) There you go!
Mama : ... and we put the bulb in with his nose pointing towards the sky...
B : (puts the bulb in the hole) There you go!
Mama : ... now we cover him up gently, tuck him up in his bed...
B : (pushes the soil over the hole) Cover him up!
Mama : ... just like Mama puts B to bed and tucks her in...
B : (stops what she's doing and looks up) Mama, I don't want to go to bed!
Mama : Well, if you don't sleep properly you won't grow.
B : But Mama, I don't want to grow up to be a flower, I want to grow up to be a little girl!

8 comments:

Woodman said...

Oh, the wonder of your little girls mind and her reasoning. Its a pity it will change when she grows up. Write it down and remember.

Alan Burnett said...

The reasoning is perfectly valid. Let the poor little mite stay up

LadyFi said...

Aww. I love the way kids see the world!

Louise said...

Hi Woodman : I did! Write it down -- here!

LadyFi : I love it when they take similes so seriously --

Matteo G said...

B ha un senso molto letterale delle parole, mi sembra!

♥ Braja said...

At least she didn't say "a little boy." That woulda taken some time to explain....

Louise said...

Braja : LOL!

Karin said...

Awwww...that was cute!