Thursday, July 19, 2012

Little Social Butterfly

My daughter is a social butterfly. I mean, that girl has got more activities on her social calendar than I do. Take this week alone for example, Her friend K. came to visit her after kindergarten, on Tuesday, she went home with M. after kindergarten. On Wednesday, she had dance class. Whew!

So when I went to pick her up on Thursday, she was like, 'mummy, what are we doing today, where are we going?'
Me: nowhere,
Her: okay, so whose coming to visit us?
Me: Nobody
Her: Oh man, I am soooo bored.

Never mind that she we hadn't even left kindergarten, and she had just had several hours with her friends in kindergarten.You've just gotta love that girl!

Chatter girl on the move.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Friday chatter: The Chatterbox gene. E.

I met my friend, we got chatting and by the time I looked at my watch, it was too late to attend that event.

No that wasn't chatter mama or chatter papa, that was chatter grandpa, my dad. You see, chatterbox genes really exist and they run in families, and it even attracts other chatter boxes.
That's how chatter girl met her new best friend at her godmother's wedding las weekend and they both became inseparable. She really had to be convinced(very firmly, * ahem cough*) that she needed to sit at our table and not at little Malina's family's table.


And that's how I met Chatterdad, about 12 years ago, recognised a kindred chatter gene and we haven't stopped chatting since.

Now, the chatterbox gene is recessive in some people, more about that next week Friday.

Have a lovely, chatty weekend.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The impatient telly

So yesterday evening Chattergirl asked if she could watch TV.

Chatter dad and I don't watch much tv and want to raise our children the same way. But we don't want to over do it, I've heard of six year olds who have never watched tv in their lives! Anyway, that's a story for another post.

It was 4:30 pm when she asked, and I told her she could watch TV from 18:00. She kept asking, so to distract her, I ran a bath for her.
She had fun playing with her boats and at about 17:30-

Chattergirl: mummy, I'm ready to come out of the tub now.

Chattermummy: don't you want to play in the bath a little longer?

Chattergirl: mummy, the tv is waiting impatiently for me, and it would be a pity to make it wait don't you think

Chattermummy:LOL. You mean you are impatient to watch tv, you cheeky girl

Chattergirl: actually yeah, lol

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

'scuse me

Chatter girl aka big sister is a chatterbox(it follows, doesn't it?)
She can talk till thine kingdom come. Without pausing. She started talking very clearly very early, and at 2 1/2 spoke more clearly than most of the almost 4 year olds in her play school class.

It's really nice, but when she starts talking, no one, not even her father and I can get a word in!
We recently had a visitor, and since she was chattering so much, I decided to teach her to say 'Excuse me' when she needed to say something.

Me and Friend were chitchatting.

Big sis: ' scuse me, blah blah blah blah blah,bla............",.hhmdsuysj etc
Me: didn't I tell you to excuse yourself before talking?
Big sis: but I said ' 'scuse me, b..hdhhdnjdk.jjdjdhhj....djjjjd
Me: when you say 'excuse me', you need to wit for whoever is talking to finish and then you can talk.
Big sis: but Mummy....gflgdnkhfmhfhngly,.....s..skis,l...etc
Me: you didn't say 'excuse me'
Big sis: 'scuse me', blah ,blah blah.,jsbsm..shgggxsjsn.dhehemjdggsge

I gave up.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Welcome! Back

It feels like I've been gone a minute! And it has been a few years apparently.

What have I been up to? Mmmm, a baby here, a baby is good.

In spite of the fact that they drive me cuckoo, no scratch that, Chatter girl drives me cuckoo, Chatter baby is still at the stage where he is just very cute to look at and kiss; the driving-mummy-up-the-wall-while-making-her-love-you-more-by-the-minute-stage is a few years in our future for him, I'm loving motherhood. As for Chatter(sometimes) dad, well nothing much has changed I'm afraid, *clears throat*.....

I will be sharing snippets of our life here, so come back again soon.