Mia’s favourite things
I read Mia a bedtime story about Peppa Pig’s favourite things. At the end I asked here what her favourite things are and this is what she said…
- Things that are working (like computers and televisions)
- Pictures that don’t fall down
- A picture she drew that’s up on her wall of her, me and Andy
- Hello Kitty and the Easter Bunny
The Easter Bunny
Andy had bought Mia a Lindt chocolate gold bunny and put it right on top of our bookcase in the living room (not wanting to interfere with the carefully planned Easter egg hunt) and we both forgot about it. On the evening of Easter Sunday Mia is lying on the sofa before going to bed and suddenly spots the chocolate bunny...
Mia:: Mummy! LOOK! *points at gold bunny*
Me:: *looks up, remembers and quickly plans response*
Mia:: Mummy! There's a gold bunny up there! What's that?
Me:: *gasps* The Easter bunny must have brought it and put it up there for you! *shocked face*
Mia:: *pauses for ages*
Me:: (desperately hopes for belief in story)
Mia:: *face lights up into a grin* WOW!
Me:: (Relief) He must have done it while we were out and hidden it up there for you so you could see it
Mia:: But it's not hidden
Me:: But if he hid it you would never see it. He's very clever and hidden it somewhere only you would see it
Mia:: I saw it and was thinking what it was and thought maybe daddy bought it for you... or we bought it for daddy...
Me:: But we didn't even know it was there and it was for you!
Mia:: *smiles* But how did he get it all the way up there?
Me:: Bunnies can jump really high...?
Mia:: I don't think so
Me:: Maybe by magic...?
Mia:: I think he had a really long ladder
Mia:: A magic ladder that fits in a little bag. Someone else can get tall things in a bag... you know... in the film
Me:: ... Mary Poppins!
Mia:: Yeah, the Easter bunny has a bag like Mary Poppins.
Me; Possibly yeah
Mia:: Where does the easter bunny live?
Me:: ...Er... I think... in the woods, under the ground in a big warren where he makes all the Easter eggs.
Mia:: Yeah that's where he made my egg. Can I eat it now?
Mia:: What does he look like?
Me:: Like a bunny
Mia:: Yeah but what does he LOOK like?
Me:: I think you should go to sleep and dream about him and then you can tell me what he looks like tomorrow.
Mia:: And then can I eat it?
Who's the cleverest?
Mia and I were taking a break from sorting out my collapsed wardrobe and the massive mess of clothes in my room...
Mia:: Mummy, do you know who is the cleverest in our family?
Mia:: Its daddy
Me:: Oh. Are you sure?
Mia:: Yeah, daddy's the cleverest
Me:: I see. Why is daddy the cleverest?
Mia:: Because he's clever at putting things up again when they fall of the wall.... and he's clever at mending things if they're broken.... and he's clever at making me happy again if I'm sad...
Me:: Ah, well they are all clever things.
Mia:: You're clever too though.
Me:: Well, thank you
Mia:: But me and you are the cleverest at baking
Me:: Anything else?
Mia:: No, not really. Your wardrobe's not the cleverest in the family is it cos it collapsed!
I was kneading some bread dough when Mia came in the kitchen and decided she wanted to help. I gave her a bowl and some water and flour and she started mixing away and making a massive mess...
Mia:: Have you finished kneading now?
Me:: Yes, you can carry on playing though while this rises.
Mia:: Can you stay in the kitchen with me?
Me:: Yeah, I'll do the washing up while you play over there.
Mia:: You'll be cleaning while I make a mess!
Mia:: There'll be two virgins.
Mia:: Over there'll be the clean virgin and over here will be the dirty virgin.
Mia:: Yeah, the messy virgin makes me laugh. Look!!
More manners please
Mia:: Mummy, at nursery yesterday we were having our tea and I had a drink of milk but I wanted some water but I couldn't remember the word 'water' and I said 'could I have some manners please?'
Mummy I love you. You’re my favourite person in the whole world and i’ll never stop playing with you. I will always play with you til the end of the world…. and then we’ll just play a little bit at weekends
Waste not want not
The three of us have just finished our Sunday roast and Andy is polishing off what Mia couldn't eat
Mia:: Look mummy. Daddy ate all of his dinner and now he's eating mine too!
Daddy:: Well I dont like to see food go to waste.
Daddy:: Do you know there are some people in the world who don't have enough to eat
Me:: Yeah and they're always hungry. That wouldn't be very nice would it?
Mia:: *thinks for a moment*... Mummy... You know when I lick the bowl when we make chocolate cake?
Mia:: That's because I don't like to see food go to waste.
Mia drags me out of bed shouting “Mummy mummy come and look! I’ve drawn a picture of a butterfly in a tunnel! It’s a butterfly…. In a TUNNEL! You’re gonna love it, it’s so impressive.”
Mia has two teddy bears who look similar called Chuck and John Lewis. Chuck is sat on the side in the kitchen when we get home from nursery...
Mia:: (picks up the teddy) Hello John Lewis!
Me:: That's Chuck, not John Lewis....
Mia:: No, it's Chuck.
Me:: They look very similar
Mia:: No, they've changed names
Me:: They've changed names?
Mia:: Yes mummy so this is John Lewis now
Me:: This could get confusing...
Mia:: People can swap names actually too
Me:: People don't swap names, that would be really confusing
Mia:: Yes so soon we need to swap names and you will be Mia and I will be er..... Kerry
Me:: So people would have to call you Kerry?
Mia:: Yes and daddy has to call you Mia
Me:: Not forever....?
Mia:: NO!! *laughs at me* Just for a little... a little... just for a little... 2 days
Me:: Do I have to go to nursery?
Mia:: *thinks about it* yeah and you'll be like a new grown up! And you can play with all my friends. And if they get upset you have to rock them to sleep. But tell them if they want to go to sleep first.
Me:: Cool. And what will you do?
Mia:: I will have to go on the train and go to London and have meetings and do work on your computer.
Me:: Do you think you can go on the train on your own?
Mia:: No... I might get lost on the train cos it might be busy.... I think I won't do the train bit but I'll do EVERYTHINK else!
Mia:: Yeah, just do the London and the meetings and the computer work. Yeah, I'll just do that. *walks off with Chuck/John Lewis*
Saturday morning, Mia has joined us in bed and we are watching Scooby Doo which has a viking ghost in it...
Mia:: what's a viking?
Andy:: a viking is someone from a place called Scandinavia which is made up of a few countries. And they used to travel in huge rowing boats and they used to wear hats with horns on like that
Mia:: Like a mummy cow!
Me:: Like a daddy cow, a bull
Mia:: *thinks for a minute* Actually a viking is just a king that's a baddy, you didn't know that.