Ok so as you all know I was babysitting an aunt's children over the last weekend. Wow, I had fun. Threw a couple of valiums in the kids meals to last them the weekend and partieeed it up in da housssssssssssseee...
eh... doesnt even sound like me... i tried lol.
Anyway the last child, who is a highly intelligent and inquisitive and highly eloquent 5 year old kept me busy the most. She is such a cutie pie! I will call her CP (if you don't get that, I am seriously sorry for you and your future/current spouse and children).
So CP is quite a handful.She got me watching Dora the Explorer and singing 'Bob the Builder, can we fix itttt, Bob the builder , YES WE CANNNNNNNN!' Somehow this always seems to happen when I go and babysit any of my aunt's kids. I go back to my own house and keep wondering why my fingers automatically switch to the Disney Playhouse Channel.
Anyway the main purpose of my story today is this conversation that took place between CP and I... enjoy and kindly laugh at me in a nice way. Thanks.
CP: (in a very polished british accent) auntyy, can you please, read me this book now please?
Mimi: Ok honey. Is this your favourite book?
CP: Yes aunty, it is one of my favourite books.
Mimi: Okay. So let's see what the book is about shall we? (opens the picture book and starts to point at stuff, its good to make reading time interactive for kids now) So what is this?
CP: That is a pink bicycle! and it has two wheels. One and Two
Mimi: Good Girl! And what is this?
CP: That..... is a rollercoaster! and it goes round and round and round!
Mimi: Well done sweetie. You are doing great. How about...ehhhhhhhm (wags finger around the page as if looking for a picture then dramatically lands on one, picture of a flannel) this oneeee?
CP: .......hhmmm... (puts hand on hips and takes a stance) i am not sure aunty. it looks weird
Mimi: That is a flannel. See this picture here? (points to a sponge)
CP: Yes aunty that is a sponge
Mimi: Yes, it is a sponge. A flannel and a sponge are almost the same thing! They are often used for cleaning and bathing.
CP: Well I dont understand what I need a flannel for if I have a sponge already. Anyway... (sits on the bed again)
Mimi: Ok let's go to the next page. So what is ...hhhmm... this?
Mimi: yes sweetie we are now in the fruit section (me still elaborating my big aunty status)
CP: (pauses, stares at the page, then looks at me..) Auntyyyy? Carrots are vegetables, not fruits
Mimi: ~blank look~ (in my head, KAI!)