Following on from a conversation Miss M had with her granny on the way home from nursery, I decide to quiz my little girl as I tuck her into bed.
Me: “What house did you tell Granny you want to live in when you’re bigger M?”
Miss M continues to arrange her fluffy dog, Strawberry Shortcake Doll and soft turtles around her small form before turning her face towards me and fixing me with a grin so huge the corners of her lips almost meet at the back of her head.
Miss M: “My want to live in a mushroom house Mummy.”
I crinkle up my nose, frowning and smiling at the same time.
Me: “Oh right. Why a mushroom house then M?”
She leans back on her soft heart cushion and clasps her fingers together over the bulky covers, like her Grampy used to after a good meal when his rounded tummy seemed even more pleasingly spherical.
Miss M: “Well, me and S were talking about houses at Nursery and we were saying what houses we would want to live in. And my want to live in a mushroom house.”
She looks at me, eye brows raised, mouth in a close lipped smile, a barely perceptible nod displaying the fact she expects this to be explanation enough for her choice of fungal domicile.
Then she fixes me with a wide eyed stare, eye brows raised to the ceiling, mouth serious, head shaking from side to side as she says,
Miss M: “But NOT the grey castle Mummy.”
She holds my gaze and I echo her movements as I reply hastily,
Me: “Oh no, NOT the grey castle.”
And with that she snuggles down, puts her thumb in her mouth and begins to twirl her hair, a veil of sleep already settling over her heavy eyes. I kiss her, move a tendril of hair from her finger tips gently and say night night.
But what I really want to do is go, “But why? What’s wrong with the grey castle for Bob’s sake? It might be quite nice”
I love it when they leave you with questions.
P.S. Is it bad that I missed my own blogiversary? And the fabulous Iota‘s too??
2 years people!
2 years, 735 posts, 10,398 ‘approved’ comments, and loads of new mates.
And I still love it.
AND because I had so much fun writing last years blogiversary post, I thought I’d point you in that direction. If you like chocolate and handsome surprise guests, you won’t be disappointed.