There’s lots of little things about kids that you’ve just got to love, in between all the things that they do to wind you up, that is.
The fact that if you told them the moon was made out of green cheese and little men lived on it, they’d believe you.
They’re complete sponges
No, I don’t mean they leech you dry of any money that you have lurking about in your wallet, leaving you with nothing but fluff in there.
(Although they have a funny habit of doing that, too.)
I mean that their minds are a blank canvas, ready to be filled with knowledge and they have a sponge like way of being able to soak things up straight away.
They get the most inane pleasure out of simple household objects and have an uncanny ability of turning the most boring object into a thing of wonder.
The mixing bowl? Well, if you turn it upside down and put it over your head, it apparently instantly turns you into Buzz Lightyear with his space helmet on, enabling you to race about the house shouting “To Infinity, and Beyoooooond!!”
Old cardboard boxes become pirate ships in the middle of the sea, and the carpet is suddenly shark infested waters. Be careful not to fall out….
Their ability to embarrass you in public
I’m including this one because you’ve just got to laugh, haven’t you?! Even though you’d prefer to tape their little mouths up.
The then 3 year old in the toilets of a department store:
“Mummy, what are you doing in there, a number one or a number two?”
Cue sniggers of laughter from other toilet goers.
Or in the changing rooms of the local swimming pool:
“Mummy, you haven’t got a widgie! Where’s your widgie gone?! Has it fallen off? It has, it’s fallen off!!”
Shurrup and get changed. Sheesh.
The way they look so cute when asleep
They might have acted like the spawn of Satan himself during the day, but when they’re fast asleep, it’s like butter wouldn’t melt. Ah, they’re so cute when they want to be.
Let’s hope they’re just as adorable when they wake up….
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