Monday, 16 June 2008

Conversations with a four year old - the one about the sabre tooth tiger

While watching CBeebies today (is there another channel?) daughter was intrigued by a programme with a sabre tooth tiger.

She said, "Mummy, will you take me to see a sabre tooth tiger?"

Me: Well, I can't can I, because like they said, there are none left?

Her: None at all?

Me: No, we'd have to go to a museum

(Pause)

Her: Did they stink?

Me: I don't know if they smelled.

Her: No, not smell, stink!

Me: What do you mean?

Her: Before I was born, did they stink?

(Light dawns)

Me: Yes, they were extinct!

16 comments:

THE MOM BOMB said...

That is too adorable. You just brightened up my whole afternoon.

Maggie May said...

That is so typical of that age group. CBeebies is on much of the time here. Granddad & I don't get a look in! I like Charlie & Lola!!!! See what we are reduced to?

Thanks for leaving clear instructions on linking to photo story! Can tell you are a teacher! Well I have taken notes....... I will have to hope for the best!If I can't get it to link will just go in as a post!
Much obliged!

Reluctant Housewife said...

Aren't kids great?

GoneBackSouth said...

Love how kids get their words mixed up. Say hi to the dodo while you're there.

gigi said...

How precious! I just love those kinds of conversations! They are my favorite!

scrappysue said...

you gotta write those down! they become cute family jokes. like the 'shadow' end of the pool, the 'slore' (floor), sukamarket - they are so precious.

Robyn said...

I don't know if I would have had the light bulb go off. That was funny.

auntiegwen said...

Once the Beautiful Baby Daughter asked me if I was going to vote for Tony Bloody Blair or the Conservatory Party !!!

I love these little mistooks

Nicol said...

Love it! I look forward to when my dd is talking more and I get to make note of those cute conversations!

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MamaGeek said...

That IS too adorable. With conversation like that, it's so easy to be entertained with kids!

Suburbia said...

I love it when they do that! Think not stink you understand!

Kareer Woman said...

Adorable, I love it, great post!

Ernest de Cugnac said...

Like scrappysue says, they become embedded. My wife and I still use phrases like "in the wewie wewie (back)" meaning the space behind the back seat. Christine may be 26, but the phrase is as fresh as yesterday.

Working mum said...

Thanks for all the comments!

I'm hoping to do more of these posts, then I have a record of the funny things she says.

Auntie Gwen reminded me of another - daughter calls the conservatory the 'fir tree'!

Gary said...

My students are constantly dancing around the correct pronunciation of words. Listening closely to them reciting The Pledge of Allegiance brings about several such instances; ‘invisible’ for ‘indivisible’ and ‘with liberty and justice for all’ becomes ‘with liberty and justice, that’s all’ followed by “Amen”. LOL.

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

How sweet. Stink is much more fun than extinct. M:-)