Oh Mummy your glasses are all wet!
Yes love we’ve been out in the rain, and they got rained on.
Don’t worry Mummy, I’ll dry them for you in a minute!
In a dark dark town there was a dark dark street
In the dark dark street there was a dark dark house
In the dark dark house there was a dark dark room
In the dark dark room there was a dark dark cupboard
And in the dark dark cupboard, three skeletons lived!
And they went to the library, and then they came home and made cupcakes with me and you and Daddy and [Elma]!
(not going to be bothered by spooky stories then are you lovely?)
On seeing Princess Ginger in her sister’s grasp:
That’s mine [Elma]. Don’t eat her, she’s not food!
On careful examination of my baby bump (and long since non-existent belly button) one morning:
Mummy, you have a peeky button!
On arrival at Sainsburys:
Mummy, who built this?
I don’t know sweetheart.
I think it was Bob the Builder!
I spy with my little eye something that begins with drawers!
Is it drawers?
I spy with my little eye something that begins with blank
Is it blankie?
I spy with my little eye something that begins with D
Is is ssssssssssssssnake?
Is it blankie?
Is it ssssssssnake?
While relating her day to her Auntie:
And then Daddy come home and we had a sandwich and then he wandered off again!
(Ed note – he’d gone to cricket, not just pottered out through the front door!)
To Olivia, aged 10: “Hello, I haven’t met you before! My name’s [Kitty]! Come and play in my secret garden dolly house!”
Bemused response: “My name’s Olivia. I haven’t met you before either”
On being in the car:
I told Daddy to go fast and when I told Daddy to go fast Grandma said “stop I don’t like it!”
Getting to grips with speed restrictions:
When there are houses we have to go slow but when there are no houses we can go fast!