Funny things kids say – The Bug aged 4

Funny things kids say

Diary entry. GG. Age 6 1/4

kids laughing

I like to think that I speak rather well. From the moment of my first utterance Daddy has been priming me with the most elaborate and un-childlike words he can think of. Usually when he has nothing much else to do, such as when supervising the bath. Hence my ability to correctly enunciate the term ‘dermatologically formulated’ before the age of two. He believes it will make me sound more intelligent as I grow up, but the more usual reaction is fits of giggles from Mummy, or bemused stares from strangers.

Obviously the Bug uses me as his role model although at the age of 3 much of what he says is contradictory, in both meaning and syntax. For instance, on being quizzed about what he had chosen in M&S for our ‘car breakfast’ tomorrow morning (we’re getting up early), he answers ‘panny o shokola’. Chocolate croissants being my  favourite, I thank him. He replies ‘You’re most welcome sister’. Now that’s a juxtaposition of styles if ever there was one.

At teatime tonight when discussing our ice-cream options he asked not for a cone, but for ‘an ice-cream sundae times’. He’s clearly getting more aspirational as he grows. And he says he has relinquished the silly expressions of his childhood. Daddy and I have long capitalised on his incapacity to pronounce the letter ‘v’ (it comes out as ‘b’), by inventing convoluted sentences that he can blunder his way through for our entertainment. At Christmas we called our snowman ‘vivacious Viv’; we high-fived each other with glee when he tried that one. However, our most recent effort to catch him out saw him putting us firmly in our places: ‘Seriously guys, I’m done with all those baby words’ was his  3-year-old response. I kid you not!

6 thoughts on “Funny things kids say – The Bug aged 4”

  1. ‘Seriously guys, I’m done with all those baby words’ – that is the funniest thing I have read in a long time, where does he get all this from?!

  2. Hi
    Just wanted to say congratulations and let you know that your blog has been nominated in the MAD Blog Awards for UK parent blogs.

    We will be publishing details of all the nominees so far, in all the categories on Monday morning, and nominations are open until 5pm that day – so if you’d like to take part, make sure you encourage all your friends, family and readers to keep nominating!

    Best of luck and well done on your nomination.
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  3. I enjoyed this one very much. It shouldn’t have been a “Charlie Brown” not when the Bug shines like he does. I envy all the great material you will compile from this muse. Your children’s book, when you do decide to have one, will be terrific.

    • Thank you so much Mila – your comment means a lot. And thank you for running this meme from your blog. I have had a lot of great visits because of it, and some new overseas followers. Couldn’t be happier! I will keep an eye on your news too x


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