So during the month of December, I recorded the festive funnies for both girls. Of course, they are not all particularly festive in content, but given that all have been spoken during the festive season, I figured I could get away with the alliteration...
So here you have it. Ava's (3 yrs 4 months) and Heidi's (1 yr 9 months) funny phrases to cheer you in this frosty season...
|Photo courtesy of John Wray - thank you :-)|
Ava falls down flat on her face on the walk home from school...
Me: Ava! Is everything OK??
Ava: (dusting off her knees) Naturally everything's OK Mama!
Heidi (on ripping the corner of a page from her Bible - figured I didn't need to translate this one!)...
"Oh NEIN Mama! Jesus ist kaputt!!"
Me: Heidi, if you want to get down from the table, you need to say thank you for the food
Heidi: Thank you for the food in Jesus name, Amen!
At around 9am (a couple of hours after their usual morning milk):
Ava: Mama! Our milk!
Me: Oops! We're always forgetting your milk these days, aren't we?!
Ava: No Mama... YOU'RE always forgetting our milk!
Ava: I just can't eat any more dinner, Mama... its giving me a sore knee...
Heidi and Ava sitting in the back of the car...
Ava: Heidi! Stop picking your nose!
Heidi: Mama... I am Anna... you are Elsa. NO singing Mama!
(Anyone else got any Frozen fanatics in their house?!)
Ava: When you were a little girl... who was your Mama?
Me: Nanny was my Mama... she still is my Mama!
Ava: And when you were a little girl, who was my Mama?
Me: I was always your Mama... I will always be your Mama... you just weren't born yet
Ava: So where was I then?
Me (thinking): Oh help.... life's big questions have begun!
Me to Heidi: What are you?!
Heidi: A cheeky little monkey!!!
Heidi (to any member of my wider family... reaching out for their mobile phones...)
"I want photo-graphs..."
6.55am... their gro-clock is still on night-time setting. I listen to the conversation in the girls room from the comfort of my bed...
Ava: Is the sun shining Heidi?
Heidi: Not yet... not yet...
Ava: Then you have to wait a bit longer, OK? Then I'll help you out.
(Teacher in the making perhaps?!)
Ava: I don't want to go to Kiwi class today... (prolonged pause)... I think I want to melt instead
Me: confused silence...
So there you go... the final wise, witty words from my girls in 2014...
Goodness knows what 2015 will be like!