a toddler’s eye view of relationships

June 11, 2015 at 11:50 am 3 comments

Whether you’re a Facebook user or not you’ll understand what I mean when I say I have a love/hate relationship with social media. I don’t like the way it sucks me in and gobbles up my free time with pointless trivia, other people’s arguments and, at it’s worse, assaults me with evidence of pure heartlessness. At it’s best, and the reason why I stay opted in, it connects me with loved ones and provides many heartwarming stories of compassion, love and kindness. A reminder that the world is not the hate-full place the media would have us believe.
Gorgeous bath boy 4B
The internet provides some wonderful ideas for crafting activities, creating our own family traditions, gentle parenting advice and amusing things to chat to E about. Like this Q&A that did the rounds on Facebook last week. I think we may have to repeat something like it year on year to see how E’s answers change with age (and mine!). So without any prompting, I asked 3 year old E for answers to the following questions (I did have to explain a couple of terms to him when he looked puzzled and said ”I don’t know what that means”)

1. What is something Mummy always says to you? Thank you

2. What makes Mummy happy? Hugging Euan

3. What makes Mummy sad? Don’t know. Nothing?

4. How does Mummy make you laugh? Tickling

5. What was Mummy like as a child? Small

6. How old is Mummy? 40

7. How tall is Mummy? a bit tall

8. What is Mummy’s favourite thing to do?  bobbinging Euan 
(N: ”What’s bobbinging?”. E: ‘Don’t know”).

9. What does Mummy do when you’re not here? go to work

10. If Mummy becomes famous what will it be for? Don’t know

11. What is Mummy really good at? Bab
(Me: ‘‘What’s that?”. E: ”It’s when you do something very nice”)

12. What is Mummy not very good at? Badminton

13. What is Mummy’s job? doing letters on the computer

14. What is Mummy’s favourite food? I don’t notice

15. What makes you proud of Mummy? doing something very nice

16. If Mummy was a cartoon character who would she be? a bunny

17. What do you and Mummy do together? make Lego

18. How are you and Mummy the same? We’ve got bones

19. How are you and Mummy different? I’ve got different clothes on

20. How do you know Mummy loves you? I’ve got hugs in my brain

21. What does Mummy like best about Daddy? You love him very much

22. Where is Mummy’s favourite place to go? Hillfields

23. What did Mummy do before you were born? You made me

And how did my answers compare? He was pretty spot on with most of them.
My favourite food is peas and anything is pallatable with chutney or balsamic vinegar draped over it. Being a Mum makes me happy.  Letting other people’s opinions dent my self-confidence makes me sad. Doing something nice (bab!) for other people gives me a sense of purpose. Before E was born I hoped for a miracle. And what I like best about E’s Daddy is his compassionate heart, gentle strength and ability to discern when wise words or silent bear hugs are most needed.
March 2015_E and Mummy playing 4B

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Johanna @ Green Gourmet Giraffe  |  June 11, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    really gorgeous – he sounds like a little boy who is very loved and knows it – love the hugs in his brain and bab

  • 2. Everloving Dad  |  June 13, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    20.50pm June 13th and I’ve only just seen this. You do make a lovely pair. (you can perm “pair” among you three people)
    Young E does make interesting comments on the spur of the moment.

  • 3. Charlotte  |  July 17, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    That smile is far too cute! Love how when asked what you did before he was born he says you made me! Adorable! Thanks for linking up! x


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