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Monday, 30 June 2008

Chatter

I returned from work this evening to discover that my perfect poppets had been joined by their little chum Tushar for a play date. The jolly troop were about to embark upon a game of spies, but no agreement could be reached regarding which characters to play:

"My name is Blonde, James Blonde," announced six year old Max (diddums!).

"That is not his name," screeched Tushar, helpfully.

"Do stop procrastinating, or we shall be called for supper, and run out of time for play..." scolded my five year old jewel Freya.

I heard her use the words "nonchalant" and "exuberant" appropriately only yesterday (OHMYGOD!).

I am so confused. I am proud, and yet I fear for all of our futures.

God I need a drink...

19 comments:

Potty Mummy said...

Was it supper? I'm sure Blonde would rather have had High Tea in a Enid Blyton styley..

dulwichmum said...

Sweet Potty Mummy,

I feel that you are completely right. Perhaps it is the Gordon Ramsay cook book my darling girl is currently reading that has influenced my darling baby's choice of word?

Tara@From Dawn Till Rusk said...

Blimey. Six going on local MP.

dulwichmum said...

Sweet Tara,

She is just five, and a career in politics could not keep her in Lelli Kellys!

Single Mother on the Verge said...

Have you been feeding freya books on toast for breakfast. What a love. Is she too young yet for newsnight?

Teena said...

You are right to be fearful! Only one child in 3 with any sense of satirical humour! Not to belittle your darlings' acheivements, but clearly there is more to intelligence than using long words. If I were you I would quickly bag the film and book rights for James Blonde! It has the makings of a marvellous satire! t.x

dulwichmum said...

Sweet Single Mother on the verge,

I bame the damn Omega 3 fish oils...

Perfect Teena,

I shall buy the dot com, dot org and dot net asap!

Expatmum said...

If she's using "procrastinating" at this tender age, I would certainly fear. 'Procrastination' seems to be my middle name these days and it's a bugger. I should be packing as I blog. Why am I blogging when I should be packing?

zoe said...

What does 'procrastinating' mean?

Jaywalker said...

My best friend and I once stayed with a very disfunctional expat family in Florence where the three year old repeatedly used the phrase "mama is being ironic". That was frightening.

Milla said...

my 9 year old said atrophied yesterday, nah nah ni nah nah.

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Why Milla I can beat that - my five year old Jack Russell dog spat out the word discombobulated when bemoaning the fact that our other Jack Russell nicked his bone from right under her snout. She was well miffed as she told us later.

My other Jack Russell speaks French.

A Confused Take That Fan said...

Oh how shameful that your five year old has better vocabulary than I...
Maybe your darling has been watching Pinky Dinky Doo on CBeebies? The words they have been learning this week are Dapper and Cacophay, perhaps last week it was Procrastinating? So whilst you have been swooning over PM Gordon Brown, your darling has been learning from Pinky Dinky Doo. Look out for future episodes, where the words Skittish, Tenacious and Impetuous are starring.

dulwichmum said...

Darling Expatmum,

I am most disturbed by your comment. Where is your housekeeper? Delegation, delegation, delegation dear heart. It is the cornerstone on which I build my empire!

Sweet friend Zoe,

Thank God you are here! Let me freshen up that drink for you.

Lovely Jaywalker,

Do you know me? Freya used that expression quite a lot about two years ago...

Dearest Milla,

No doubt we shall meet at a parents evening another medical school candidate (sigh)...

Perfect Menopausaloldbag,

Oh you are a scream! Can I offer you a top-up.

Divine A Confused Take That fan,

Why I had no idea that my darlig girl had gained her advanced vocabulary from watching TV. How shameful, such lazy parenting... I blame the au pair!

Frog in the Field said...

I've tagged you, sorry, know you're busy.

aims said...

Darling - my life compared to yours is so droll! My cat doesn't say anything!

GoneBackSouth said...

Gosh, very impressive. I had the urge just then to try and impress you back with a recent display of fancy vocabulary from one of my children, but then I couldn't think of one.

tartetartan said...

My 6-yr-old frightened the life out of me the other day by saying 'but mum, it's elementary!' - and it wasn't even in his first language, French. Scarier still, I have just had to look it up in the dictionary to see how it is spelt! I am sure that if he was by my side he probably could have done it for me, little....darling!

dulwichmum said...

Darling Frog,

I shall pop straight over to see! Many thanks.

Perfect Aims,

Let me pop something cold into a glass for you. Ice and lemon too?

Dear Gonebacksouth,

Don't worry about it. Pass me your glass.

Sweet Tartetartan,

OHMYGOD!!! I cannot compete (worship, worship, worship)!