Wednesday, August 18, 2010

School Holiday Anecdotes

Yep, it's that time of year again when I'm tearing my hair out with the kids at home for 6 weeks. However, occasionally they do make me smile......

Mrs T is driving back home after meeting up with old college friends. Master Jacob and Master Ben are sitting in the back seat......

Master Ben; Mummy?

Mrs T; Yes?

Master Ben; How come your friends look much older than you do?

Mrs T screeches to a halt, flings open door, jumps out of car and raises fist in air in manner akin to Andy Murray beating Roger Federer....

Mrs T; YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

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Mrs T is driving back from a tennis tournament. Master Jacob and Master Ben are sitting in back seat...

Master Jacob; Mummy, is it true that Blondes are dumb?

Mrs T; (A very short pause) Yes. However, they do say men prefer to have "fun" with Blondes - although they always marry Brunettes.

Master Benedict; What's a Brunette?

Mrs T; A Brunette is a woman with dark brown or black hair.

Master Jacob; You've got black hair Mummy.

Mrs T; Well it's dark brown really. With a little grey now.

Master Jacob; Oh, that just looks like light reflecting off your head.

Mrs T screeches to a halt, flings open door, jumps out of car and raises fist in air in manner akin to Andy Murray beating Rafal Nadal.....

Mrs T; YESSSSSSSSSSSS!!

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Blimey, I love those kids; I've taught 'em well.

Ho hum.

7 comments:

  1. While on the surface they seem like innocuous comments designed to brighten your day, remember that whenever a child gives a parent a compliment, there is an ulterior motive involved.

    :D

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  2. Well taught Mrs T! I asked Tara a while back what colour my hair was. she said black. I asked her a year or so later and she said black and grey. i asked her the other week and she said white!! what like father christmas? Kids are so truthful it;s painful!

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  3. So true G, so true:) (Mrs T looks inside empty wallet......)

    Ah Gary... may I recommend some boot polish for your lovely white locks? - Avoid the rain though - the streaks aren't too fetching:))

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  4. What great kids but can I just take this opportunity to say that I find Andy Murray to be a rather unappealing character/bad loser etc? How about you model yourself on Rafa and practice some forward rolls and some high jumps? That'll show 'em!

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  5. Forward rolls and high jumps FFM? Are you nuts?! I haven't done a roly poly for about 30+ years; I want to maintain some dignity - A woman's granny knickers should be a strictly private matter!!

    I might be able to manage some high jumps though - I'm gonna practice leaping over the sofa using my broomstick for leverage:)

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  6. Careers in politics for Ben and Jacob?

    Mark Twain reckoned he could live for two months on a good compliment so you've scored four months' worth there, Mrs T. Make the most of them, eh? :-)

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  7. Yes, they're terribly charming until they ask, "Mommy, what's that long whisker thing on your chin?"

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