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The other night, my son (ten) was telling me about his friend who has a girlfriend! He could not stop laughing as he told me about the girl liking someone else, as well as his friend - guess who the other boy is?

I gently teased my son, who informed me she was NOT a girlfriend but a friend who is a girl!

It was priceless to hear from my son, as he is still in the all girls are yuck stage of life.

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5 Year Old on Holidays

I spoke to my 5 years old during his holiday interstate with Mum.

Before he went (I took them to the airport) he asked "Can you come on holidays too?"

"No" I replied, "I can't because I have work to do!"

During the phone conversation he asked "Do you have to work tommorow Daddy?

"No, I have the day off"

To which he replied "You can come then Daddy!"

I replied "I am sorry I can't"

And truly priceless "Alright we can come and get you!

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After watching a "wife swap" show (you know, the mum's go to different houses and have the opportunity to enforce their routine and thoughts on child rearing on the hapless Dad) and the guest mum commented that the families daughter was so SPOILT! Later, my 10 year old was asking what spoilt really meant (I think he only knew the word in relation to food) he wanted to know if he was spoilt.

I told him, yes, he probably had too many toys but he wasn't spoilt. He respected other people and was kind. And he said "yeah, and I get punished to!" with such relish, it did make me laugh. He finally "got" what being disciplined is all about - that it's not just mean old mummy or mean old "Orion". Very cute.

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First day at school

Jnr arrived home. He informed me "I had 2 teachers today. My teacher's name was Mrs Pork (real name rhymes with pork). The other one was fat."

He then went on to inform me "I let my teacher have the most turns to talk."

(We had a little chat before 1st class - "everybody takes turns to talk in class, and your teacher has the most turns."

A few days later - Jnr informed me "I had some lunch with the principle, because I was good!" (Yeah I believe that like I believed the guy who wanted to sell me Sydney Harbour Bridge!)

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Reminds me of the time when my son was little and witnessed some ratbag behaviour of another kid. He turned to me and said "Thank you for punishing me and making me grow up to be nice."

Cute! (maybe I should remind him at 17 of that).

When you are swimming down a creek and an eel bites your cheek, that's a Moray.

Thick and fast this morning

Jnr comes in and says "something something bull s…." pulling himself up before completing the second word. We have had a couple of uses of the S word this morning, which I discourage.

Jnr then thinks for a minute - "You know what gives me the SH*TS?" with all the emotion expected with such a question.

Daddy complains: "You know I don't like you using that word!"

Jnr repeats his question.

He answers: "Eating all the time gives me the SH*TS" - a huge grin on his face.

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My 3 year old son came into me one day stood up tall and proud, puffed his chest up and announced "Bloody hell".

I looked at him and thought, "Yup I use that expression, I should have expected that" and walked out on him without batting an eyelid.

He visibly deflated and wandered off dejected.  He bounced back not long after that but never used the expression again while small.

When you are swimming down a creek and an eel bites your cheek, that's a Moray.
In echo of Oneadadc - my 6 yr old made a profound scientific observations the other day:

When you drink, you wee

and

When you eat, you poo.

He was very impressed with himself. Made the announcement then went back to play. :)

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A visit to the Miniature Railway

Jnr was full of questions, as usual.

He was questioning a couple of the members at Wascoe Siding (Glenbrooke NSW) about the finer points of Railway (Model) Engines and comparing Diesel and Steam.

I suggested to Jnr that he had asked enough questions.

One of the members commented that sensible questions deserve a sensible answer. The member also comented that Jnr's follow up questions were well thought out.


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