Tuesday, 20 November 2012

From the mouths of babes...

The Big Fella had another day off today so we'd planned to go and check out a new swimming spot on the river, about an hour away.  When we woke up this morning, we didn't really feel like travelling that far.

Yesterday we'd taken the Little Big Fella to his swimming lesson at the pool in the next town, then stayed and had a bit of a splash around together.  That had been fun so we decided to pack a lunch and go there instead.

So we got up and did a few things around the house and packed the lunches and the water and the towels, then eventually headed over to the pool.  Somewhere along the line the food bag was left behind :-(  Luckily they do pretty yummy hot dogs with onion, bacon, cheese, mustard and sauce :-)

While we were swimming around a young lady came into the pool at the stairs where we were playing.  The Little Big Fella pipes up and says, "she's taken her swimsuit off!".  To which I had the dubious responsibility of replying, "no honey, that's her swimsuit.  It's called a bikini."

We've had a couple of moments like that just recently.  Somewhere along this parenting journey I've developed the skill of not being embarrassed about stuff that used to make me blush profusely!  Not quite sure if it's a positive or negative addition, but it's rather useful at the moment.

This afternoon the Fellas were sitting on the couch.  The Little Big Fella has been talking about all his friends lately, saying how old they are by holding up that many fingers.  So he was telling the Big Fella that one of his friends is "this many", holding up one hand with all fingers and thumb sticking out.

"Daddy, are you this many?"

"No, I'm more than that."

"How big are you?"

Daddy puts his hand on his head and says, "this big".

"How fat are you Daddy?"

(By this point I'm giggling away around the corner.)

Daddy puts his hand on his tummy and says, "this fat!" and has a little chuckle himself.

You know, there are some pretty cool surprises being a parent.  Watching and listening to the way their little brains work and how they figure things out is amazing.

When we're driving the Little Big Fella often asks, "are we on the highway?"  And just recently we were not on the highway when he asked so his follow up question was, "are we on the low way?"  I just thought that was fantastic reasoning for a 3 and a half year old!

Yeah, there are some pretty cool moments as a Mummy.  But my favourite has to be when he just comes up to me, gives me a hug and says, "Mummy, I love you".

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