>> Thursday, 13 November 2008

... from Maison Potty.

Number 1.

Boy #1, standing watching the boiler engineer (back for the 2nd time in two days), evidently felt the need to impress. "We went to Australia for our summer holiday" he announced self-importantly. "Oh yes?" replied the affable gentleman, trying hard to concentrate on reaching a particularly tricky bolt and thus solve our problem of icy cold where there should be hot water.

"Yes, we did. And do you know what we saw there? We saw a Bingo."

Number 2.

Dinner this evening did not go well. My fault for making it too spicy - even my normally intrepid Boy #2 refused to eat the Spanish Sausage casserole. Still, the heat wasn't completely wasted. In an effort to break the whining deadlock I suggested we sing 'Pop goes the weasle' afterwards. (Mothers of sons probably know what's coming next).

All went well through 'Half a pound of tuppeny rice, half a pound of treacle, mix it up and make it nice...'

But at this point, Boy #2 assumed an intense 'concentrating' expression.

'Pop! goes the weasle!'

Yes, you guessed it, my two year old supplied his own sound effect to the word 'pop'. And then laughed hysterically at his own wit - as did his brother, I have to admit. OK, and I may have cracked a smile myself.

But really, he's two. What next?


Footballers Knees 13 November 2008 at 22:32  

Hmmn, perhaps giving him the chorizo ammunition wasn't the best? Very funny. Boy No. 1 (can't find the hash sign on this damned Apple keyboard) could do with some lessons on really showing off. You know where to send him.

Adventure Mother 13 November 2008 at 22:51  

I always found the gas man, washing machine man etc., an excellent way to fill the time when mine were toddlers. They'd look amazed at the tools and stand around to watch, coming out with "I want to be a washing machine man when I grow up"!

Putting the washing in the laundry basket would be a good start!

aims 13 November 2008 at 23:25  

What? What did he do?

sharon 14 November 2008 at 04:34  

The gas fitters who replaced our Central heating system when my boys were small were absolutely brilliant, they had the older one making their mugs of tea and measuring things, and the younger one was bending pipes! Not with his bare little hands I hasten to add, he was only 4 at the time, but with a rather nifty tool. I did, however, have to ensure that said nifty tool left our house with the workmen ;-)

My son #2 used to specialise in reverberating belches - and still does after a few beers! Boys, they don't grow up, they just get bigger!

Samurai Beetle 14 November 2008 at 08:59  

A Bingo! Too funny. Pop sound effects! Your son has a fantastic sense of timing and humour.

Anonymous,  14 November 2008 at 09:06  

I don't think you'll find a man alive who won't find 'pop' sound effects amusin. Inside every adult man is a 4 year old boy with a developed sense of lavatorial humour!

Anonymous,  14 November 2008 at 11:53  

What next? You have two sons AND a husband and you're asking this? Do you really want to know? This type of sound effect will be emerging at inappropriate moments to howls of laughter for the next - oh - 50 years or so.

Potty Mummy 14 November 2008 at 14:15  

FK, no doubt they will both be lining up for those lessons this weekend...(and I wonder where the Little Prince got his skills?)

AM, you couldn't have put it better. The laundry basket would indeed be a good start, though right now it feels like an unattainable goal!

Aims - surely you're joking? (And something tells me that if I did spell it out you would simply reply; oh, the Man tells me I do that all the time!)

Sharon, you're right, men and tools, they have a fascination for children. Though after 3 visits in 3 days (the engineer is back AGAIN right now) the shine is wearing off even for my two...

SB, I know. Can't think where he gets it from.

Mud, you're right of course. I'm simply trying to discourage it for right now as Boy #2 should shortly be making the leap into normal pants - and I don't want to increase laundry still further if he tries to pop and follows through... (sorry. it had to be said)

GPM, I know this. It's at these moments I think 'I want a DAUGHTER!'

nappy valley girl 14 November 2008 at 14:50  

He clearly has a comedic career ahead of him....

Littleboy 1 loved it when the washing machine repair man came recently. He sat there constantly asking him 'what you doing, man?' Unfortunately Littleboy 2 has a habit of pointing to them and saying either 'daddy' or 'grandad' - both quite embarrassing....

Milla 14 November 2008 at 20:05  

err, clearly dim, or boys are too old (12 and nearly 10, sob) WHAT did he say?!?!?

Potty Mummy 14 November 2008 at 21:00  

NVG, yes, been there...

Milla, it's not what he said. It's what he DID. With his bottom...

Sparx 17 November 2008 at 00:10  

hahaha! My two year old is obsessed with 'pops' at the moment. He woke me up the other morning blowing very wet raspberries into my face and the look of delight when he pushed out a real one... well words can hardly say.

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