ageing bath time best friend birthday books brushing teeth celebration child play fashion fear fighting with each other goldfish growing up hair happy with looks health holiday how children copy kumon learning new words living with guilt love mealtime with kids morning with kids music play date reading school silly talk with kids sisters sleep habits snow sorry swimming with kids teasers therapy thumb sucking weekend working from home
Kit: “Mummy, you know what this is?”
Me (dazed and wondering where I went wrong and what this world is coming to!): “No”
Kit (matter of factly): “Goobies. These are my Goobies”. She has that expression on her face which I now see when she watches the prince kiss the princess etc...
I look at Kit like she is someone else’s child, not mine. We have never used such language at home and still she speaks it better than any word I have ever taught her! Amazing! The pronunciation may be slightly improper but anyone with a slight use of the English language will know what she was referring to.
I wonder where she picked this from and wonder what ‘new word’ lies ahead – by the way, …the goobies still remain the goobies…somehow for a 3 year old this reference will do for now – we’ll cross the bridge when we come to it!