First Words

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These are the most eagerly awaited words in the world for every parent. What will it be? Almost ever child will either come out with mummy or daddy.

With my eldest Josiah it was his dad’s name Al

With my second Sam it was mummy so we were 1 child each

Then i became pregnant with out third child and we where both wondering what her first word would be. To be honest there was a bit of rivalry between us, both of us consistently repeating Mama or Dada to her.

As she grow the anticipation was growing What would her first words be?
Then it came. We were pushing her along in her pushchair going to her grandparents us talking about what we were having for dinner, we had just walked round the corner to her house her first word popped out her tiny month, to our complete shock it wasn’t mum or dad — no it was gay-gee as you can imagine we stopped dead in our tracks wondering if we had heard her right, So we repeated it back to “gay-gee” to her just as she had said and no we hadn’t missed heard her, she said it again almost like she was asking a question “gay-gee” to which he replied “yes you can have gravy with your dinner”

To this day it still makes us smile when ever we talk about our children’s first words.


Pool names

I wanted to write these down somewhere before I forgot them

My daughter can come out with quite a few saying but these are just the names shes gave to the different pools she swims in

The first one came when she was in the training pool she started to called it the sinking pool were not sure why

The second came in the large pool where she does her swimming lessons she calls it the slow pool when asked why she said its because everyone swims slow

Now she’s in the same pool with her swimming club I’m not sure what she will call it now

Night light drama queen

Last night as we where going to bed Hannah was still awake

When she’s awake she has a night light on and it gets turned off when she’s asleep which sometime can be very quick

But last night she was very talkative and her dad said ” if you don’t go to sleep we will turn the light off ”

Hannah’s replay was “if you turn that off I will scream ” and she wasn’t finished there

“if you turn that light off I will rush out of bed turn the light on and kick the person who turned it off ” aka her dad

I could not stop laughing

I certainly went to sleep smiling 🙂

I do it all by myself

Ever since hannah could string a sentence together this phrase has sent shock waves through the home

I do it all by myself

It has been used for lots of things

From carrying a tray with her own drink on it in cafes

To getting dressed

Sometimes Hannah will come out with I can do it all by myself even if she can’t do it but she will have a jolly good go

But this one sentence also means I’m redundant from another task that I do for her

And today the sentence came out again now she’s only 5 but I can do it all by myself

It was bath time and normally it’s met by screams and kicking but not today

No today Hannah was going to do it all by myself

I filled the bath up and she came and got in with no screaming or anything

I washed her hair for her and rinsed it off and put the conditioner on and then it was her turn to take over, I asked if she wanted me to put the shower gel on the sponge for her and the 6 words came out

So off I went to make a start on peeling the potatoes and I heard mum mum I need help and yes you’ve guessed it she couldn’t get the top off the shower gel

After that she bathed herself and even finished off washing her hair and got out the bath all by herself and even pulled the plug

So it looks like another mummy job I’m redundant from 😦

But it also means my little baby is growing up

lost trends

The other day we where sat in cafe waiting for our lunch

We sat at the only table available which happened to be near the door

When a older couple with a pushchair was leaving the cafe

As we were sat behind the door my hubby held the door open for them so they could get out without any trouble

On them leaving the cafe they never said thank you

And what made us all laugh was that Hannah said that she thought they had lost there manners

If we teach children to remember there manners shouldn’t we also expect to remember our own manners as examples?