November verse 8: From conversations with a person who is almost three

November verse 8: 
From conversations with a person who is nearly three

Help! A dinosaur's behind us.
Hurry! Let's walk very fast!
The big bad wolf will try to find us.
Shut the door! We're safe at last.
I can do it by myself now,
walk down stairs without your help now.
One two three eight seven nine.
Sing Elsa, Let the storm rage on.
Bush wee! Whirl me! Baby's dummy!
Off to work now. Say bye bye!
No, not like that, you have to cry.
You have to say, I want my mummy.
This toy is mine, not yours. Say please,
and then I'll share. I want some cheese.

As I seem to have had an increase in hits from the USA recently, I should note that a dummy would be called a pacifier in the USA . I probably don’t need to say that a mummy would be called a mommy in the USA

10 responses to “November verse 8: From conversations with a person who is almost three

  1. You express a day with a nearly-three-year-old brilliantly!

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  2. Love it! Especially
    No, not like that, you have to cry.
    You have to say, I want my mummy.
    This toy is mine, not yours. Say please,
    Keep em coming! Makes my day! xxx

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  3. PS I’ve sent you a message in Messenger about an event next Tuesday …

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  4. And whether mummy or mommy (it’s only a spelling difference) it means and sounds the same! But excellent flow of three-year-old conversation!

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  5. Totally true – return of the mummy – and the curse “What a mother …!… left dangling. A Christian and definitely non-swearing friend from the US who worked years back at the Clark Airbase senior high – in the Philippines – once silenced the entire staff room as she entered muttering exactly those three words – having just ended a telephone conversation of some consequence from her mother back in the States! She was the one who told me – her friends on the staff shocked that she could say such a thing – when in fact she was entirely innocent of what they assumed. Still, mother, not mommy! Same vowel sound though – the inconsistency might be seen in our Australian mother then same vowel sound mummy! No?

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  6. Encouraged by your (YOUR) writing, Jonathan.

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