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
Later, Kat offered to rub an ointment for me and I casually remarked “Thanks Kat but medicine is too strong. Papa can do it for me when he comes back home.”
Both Kat and I knew I was referring to the smell (like you walk down the street and everyone knows you have it on!) but Kit being Kit said: “I can do it! You mean it’s strong, very heavy? I can do it for you mummy.”
When Kat and I couldn’t control our giggles at Kit’s innocence, she too joined in…happy to have made us happy!
On my way to the kitchen for a quick snack, I see Kit with her head in her hands saying:
“You are ruining my life! Now what will I do?”
Perfect pronunciation and said with total ease. When I went in and asked her what it meant, she said “it means she’s not letting me wear my princess dress!” – Very cheeky indeed!
Kat remarks in her dramatic sad tone (put on to perfection) : “ Poor boy, I must warn him - his days as the only child are going to be over soon…”
Kat looks at Kit who is busy ripping pages out of a diary that Kat just gave her this morning. Kat says “See what I mean mummy?”
Kit (without thinking): “Why?” (This is one word that Kit uses a million times in a given day. We encouraged this to sharpen her mind but now I sense her doing this to wind us all up!)
I leave the room...
I just wish goldfish could run away. We have a history of goldfish coming and going and then comes the rotten cleaning part... fish running away is so much simpler than having to net them out and scaring Kat! Kit is fine with it. Day 5 now and she comes in every now and then asking "Is it die yet?"
Don't blame her - started with 6 fish in 2 bowls and are down to 1 fish now! This one seems like a die hard actually...
Has Kit been spending too much time with me lately??