"I'm just cleaning my jaw", and other stories..
if you are a parent, i am sure you've had those moments when your toddler says something & you think "did she/he just say that?!". usually it's when you are trying to be serious and assert your authority. suddenly, you are in fits of laughter. MH does this more times than i care to think - i've decided to note these down as my memory...well, lets just say if i can remember what i ate yesterday, we are doing really really well!
morayo-hope: mummy i've lost my birth mark.
me: what?! (how does she know about birth marks!!!)
i walk into the room (this was Christmas 2013)
me: what are you up to morayo-hope?
mh: nothing. just chilling like a boss.
me: huh?! (where did she even hear that?!)
me: morayo-hope come here
mh: ok mummy
5 minutes pass
me: morayo-hope, i asked you to come here.
mh: oh, sorry! i'm coming mummy, i'm just cleaning my jaw. i'll be there in a minute ok?
me: (insert a shocked face here.)
i wander over to the bathroom & she's on her stool, looking in the mirror & rubbing her jaw
dad: Morayo-Hope stop that please
mh: pretend I'm not doing it daddy
Morayo-Hope has resumed the habit of taking her trousers/shorts/skirt off as soon as we get home and running around in her underwear.
daddy: Morayo-Hope don't take your shorts off
mh:(grinning & putting shorts back on) - ok daddy
(runs off to her room)
(comes back with no shorts on)
us: (holding back laughter) why did you take them off mh
mh: I didn't take them off in here daddy
imagine a cat clearing a furball from it's throat....yes, that sound. that's the sound mh makes when she clears her throat.
daddy: mh clear your throat like this (makes a slightly more dignified sound)
mh: my throat is gone now daddy - i already cleared it.
me: morayo-hope, stop jumping on the bed!
mh: why mummy (still jumping)
me: you'll fall and hurt yourself
mh: why will i fall and hurt myself
me: because you are jumping on the bed
mh: why am i jumping on the bed?
me: morayo-hope. just stop.
mh: why should i stop mummy?
me: here's your dinner morayo-hope
mh: aww thank you mummy! mmm this is yummy, you are the best cooker in the whole wide world!
me: thanks boo (heart melting, grinning like a cheshire cat....hmm, on that note - do cheshire cats really grin? if they do, why only them i wonder..hmmm..) (runs off to cancel that one way ticket to zimbabwe)
now to catch her saying it on video....
have a fab weekend!