Thursday, 15 October 2015

6 Year Old Sass

Eve and Liv
Yesterday afternoon the girls and I collected apples from the surviving orchard trees from behind the cottage. The intact apples we washed and bagged up for home, the bruised windfalls we carried to the field and in a fit of glee smashed on the floor so that the geese could feed on them.
The Prof spied us from our bedroom and opened the window. He called out in mock annoyance
" Have you girls got my dinner ready?"
I repeated his request to Eve and Liv who were busy wiping apple mush from their school shoes and six year old Liv rolled her eyes rather theatrically
" Husbands ! " she sighed with all of the seriousness of Judi Dench " always moaning about something!" 

43 comments:

  1. Wise beyond her years, that girl.

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  2. those moments make life fabulous.
    Man, I wish I was applesmashing. or somethingsmashing *grin*
    ho hum
    x

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    1. Perfect comment for a terrific post !

      cheers, parsnip

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  3. Sounded like a fun afternoon all round.....and Liv is right...husband's do have a tendency to moan!

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    1. Imagine a house with TWO husbands!! lol

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  4. Good snort from a lass ahead of her years.

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  5. OMB, liv already knows what a pain in the arse men are (hee hee)!

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  6. I think I could become very fond of that young lady... she reminds me of my god daughter, Bay.

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  7. From the mouths of babes! She'll do quite nicely.

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  8. Adorable, precocious little madam.... prime minister in the making... ho hum.

    Jo in Auckland, NZ

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  9. Husbands - always worth the effort in some way

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  10. Husband, can't live with them, can't live without them ..I wish I had been as wise that young .. or even older !

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  11. What darling little girls. I'll bet you adore them, and vice versa. I wish I'd had an uncle John and uncle Chris growing up!

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  12. That little brat....sorry, GIRL....has been watching too many mediocre films and taking her cue from them as to the 'normal' way for children to behave. When I witness such in the cinema I just want to throw up! It behoves you, J.G., to nip this silly precocious-seeming behaviour in the bud. Tell her very sternly "Don't cheeky elders!" - or you'll set the dogs on her.

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    1. Gosh I hope you don't have children, I'm horrified by your response

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  13. She's quite right.

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  14. I wonder if Liv got that expression of words from her Mum?!!! Reading about how you are with the girls, I believe that you would make a great parent John - but I am sure you know that already. x

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  15. You're enjoying this, admit it. You'll miss them when you're gone.

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  16. My kind of gal!

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  17. Your dear blog has acquired two new stars.

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  18. Brilliant!!

    You asked about Cobbler .... I just use a basic scone recipe, and put the little scones, sweet ones on top of fruit with extra sugar sprinkled on top and savoury ones topped with a sprinkle of grated cheese for stews etc.

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  19. Ha ha! Not hard to guess who's been listening at home :) You are being a good sitter, I see - applesmashing indeed!

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  20. They should have yelled back, "Yes Mr Chris! You are having mashed up old apples and goose shit - a Welsh delicacy! Enjoy!"

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  21. Ha ha perceptive young lady x

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  24. Liv looks like a hoot !
    Or maybe Betty Davis ? I could just see her saying this with the eyebrow arched.

    cheers, parsnip

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  25. Out of the mouths of babes........or something like that John.

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  26. Weaver, you've beaten me to it ! They are wise beyond their years.

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  27. Moans? I hardly notice any more!!

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  28. Dear me, in thrall to gender stereotypes at the tender age of six....

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    1. "Gender stereotypes" Nick? Surely not in this case. Role stereotypes perhaps. Although I admit I am a bit confused about whether Chris or John is the moaner (Or perhaps they both moan... Oh.)

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    2. Interesting point. Was she thinking of husbands in the hetero sense, the gay sense or the generic relationships-of-any-sort sense? *now thoroughly confused*

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    3. Don't be confused, children aren't, its adults that cause doubt and confusion over thinking things which are perfectly as they should be.

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  29. Bless her, so funny! Wish I'd had someone to take me apple smushing at that age. :)

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  30. Your blog has been a fun escape for me this evening -- I think we could all use some fun girls and a new car doesn't hurt either -- I hope you and your new addition have lots of safe and fun miles together! :-)

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