Saturday, July 21, 2007

Aunty Did You Go To School?

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?

CP: Carrots!!!!!!!!

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!)

30 comments:

disgodkidd said...

LOL. how did you get out of that?

Jaycee said...

lolllllllllll...

classybabe said...

LOL!!!!!!!!!!oh my!you should have said u were trying to see if she would notice the mistake as a test,Hehe

DiAmOnD hawk said...

re:carrots... like DUH!!!! lol...
i love watching Dora the explorer and Bob the builder with my little cousins...

Nyemoni said...

LOL..she's a smart alec isn't she?

Uzo said...

Wow...what a smart cookie...Aunty sorry oh...LOL

36 INCHES OF BROWN LEGS said...

oh dear!!!!!! Aunty Mimi, haba!!!!! lol!!!

Pink-satin said...

lol!smart kid put mimi to shame!

Bitchy said...

Lol, lady you are not alone. I often get stuck where tomatoes are concerned. Apparently those ones are fruits and not vegetables!!

I thought your niece was going to ask if you could read because you were just pointing at the pictures and not actually reading her the story. Hehehe. I crack myself up. Lol, bye bye.

SET said...

HAHAHAHAHA, I HAVE A 5 YR OLD NEICE TOO AND I CAN RELATE. THEY ARE SO SMART LOL. SORRY.

HOW ARE YOU, LONG TIME.

A Kel called Wonder ...... said...

Very funny teheheheeee

Miss Opeke said...

Glad to know the humorous side of Mimi is back on the block...How's it GF???

~Mimi~ said...

@ disgodkidd, trust me noww, i got out of it. i told her with authority 'Yes aunty does know that a carrot is a vegetable!'


@ jaycee... i wasnt lawlinnnng then

@ classybabe i was first shocked sef

@ diamondhawk, babe you cant come and be telling me DUH on my homepage without updating!!! U GOTTA UPDATE!

@ nyemoni, yes she sure is smart!

@ Uzo, thank you jaree

@ 36, no be my flot

@ pink-satin, Y MUST U ALWAYS BEEF?? EHN?

@ bitchy, where've you been girl? its been a whillle, still travelling around the world? miss ya. x

@ i'm fine thanks. yea i know its been a while.

@ kel called wonder, are you laughing at me??

@ 9jaopeke, YEA MIMI IS BAK IN D BUILDiNG ( but what are you trying to say, my hilarious side went missing? reallllyyy???)

Onada said...

lol! she put you to shame!

Pink-satin said...

mimi i never beef u finish o!olodo like you!u dont kow the diff betw vegetabl and fruits!how disgraceful it took a ute lil child to explain it to you!what if they had asked you during a Job interview or blog ville idol ineterview what would u have said!i rest my case and walk out of here shaking my head!

Pink-satin said...

i mean cute lil child

Oracle said...

Thatz one hell of a girl.
@classybabe, looks like you've been in this kinda situation before.

Naijadude said...

lol.....obviously the kid's brain have to worked the other way around ooh.... aunty are u sure u know what ur talking about? lol....Kids!!!!

Calabar Gal said...

Kai! Aunty, you really should have gone to school. LOL!!

Abeg what does CP mean? I didnt get the hang of it.

Favoured Girl said...

LOL, Aunty Mimi. That smart kid dealt with you eh?

Niyi said...

hahaha.

How are you doing? I hope your weekend is going well.

Good job keeping it real at TERC yesterday (i.e your morning experience).

Tayo said...

Aunty Mimi, Kai!!! LOL... amazing how much we can learn from kids. How u dey?

IJEOMA said...

yes oh.. proof we can all learn from the next person.. regardless of age

favoured girl said...

Yeah I won't mind the "Olori Oko" CD o, thanks. Post it to me pleeeeease. My address is...

Vera Ezimora said...

LOL. Ah, but you sef! So you just went there to prove your OLODO status abi? Chei

exschoolnerd said...

lol

Vera Ezimora said...

Update!

laspapi said...

hehe!

NaijaBloke said...

Very funny .....

30+ said...

Yes Aunty Carrot is a woot vegetable (lol). These kids ehn no respect at all correcting a whole adult like you.

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