On using the scissors, watching her aunt make jewellery and any reference to using her knife and fork
I’m going to be very careful Mummy because it’s very shark.
As a family we gave up chocolate for lent but my little negotiator apparently had other plans as to how the minutiae of how this would apply:
Mummy, I just think we should buy these.
No my love, we’re not going to have mini eggs, we gave up chocolate for lent, remember?
Mummy chocolate is lent, but chocolate eggs are not lent. (accompanied by her most winning smile)
Oh yes, who told you that then?
Like father, like daughter.
while lazing on the lawn at Upton one afternoon, and scooting herself over to side by my side in my shadow
I have sunshine in my eyes so Mummy I just need to sit in your shed.
(Kitty – photo-bombing since 2010!)
While watching H prune a little rambler rose in our garden with a pair of secateurs
Daddy! When I’m a big Daddy I’ll cut down trees too won’t I!
Having walked to her door of the car while I loaded Elma from shopping trolley to Sainsburys
I did it all by my own because I’m very brave and I’m fabulous!
yes my sweet, you are definitely brave and fabulous!