Monday 19 March 2012

Out of the Mouths of Babes

When my son Thomas was little, he used to come up with some of the funniest lines.  Here are a few:

1.  When his Aunt Ingrid was babysitting him, he said:  "I can count from 1 to 100 without any help."  "Are you serious?" asked his aunt.  "No, I'm Thomas," was his reply.

2.  Again at Aunt Ingrid's, Thomas asked:  "What time is it?"  His aunt's reply?  "It's 12 o'clock."  "But what does the clock say in words?"  Aunt Ingrid:  "It's time for lunch."

3.  One of Thomas' favourite board books was called "Is it time yet Barney?" and it had a little clock with plastic hands to manipulate.  The following line was repeated on every page:  "Is it time yet, Barney?  Baby Bop wants to know...."  "No, it's only 3 o'clock."  Then Thomas would move the small hand to the 3.  Soon Thomas memorized the text and he would read the book from memory.  However, his version wen something like this:  "Is it time yet, Barney?  Baby wants to bop!"

Here are a few funny words or phrases that Jacqueline used as a toddler:

1.  She used to call Rice Krispies squares "Winky bars".

2.  One time Rob, my brother Bill, the kids and I went to Swiss Chalet.  Rob suggested that one of us hop out to see how long the line up was.  From the back seat I heard a high pitched voice yell:  "I'll hop out!"

3.  When she was thirsty she used to yell "Juice!!!" as if the word was an interjection rather than a noun.

4.  She had and has many nicknames for her Daddy.  The most lasting one is "Chubby Monster".  Luckily Rob is a good sport and he takes it well. 

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