Ashlea has a new sentence.
"I want the bridge"
(It's a Night Garden toy in case you're wondering)
The problem is that when she says it, it is more like this...
"Wan a bidge"
Say it out loud.
It sounds like she is saying "What a bitch". She really emphasises the "Wan" and the "bidge" too, so she has the perfect intonation for "What a BITCH"
Murray came home from work yesterday, and picked up his little princess to kiss her and say hello.
What does she come out with?
"Wan a bidge"
I heard her say it from the other room. There was a long pause and then came Murray's voice "Um, what did Ashlea just say???" (He was of course thinking she must have learnt it from me. Moi? I would never use language like that*).
Once I explained that she was actually saying "I want the bridge" I was off the hook!
* OK, so I may not have been responsible for Ashlea saying what sounded like "What a bitch", but I could possibly be responsible for Audrey saying "bloody shit" when something went wrong for her. Oops. Bad mummy. Funny though because I would never actually use that phrase!
In more 'Bad Mummy' news, we had parent teacher interviews this week. Emma is loving school and doing really well except for one thing. She does not shut up the whole day. The teacher said her constant talking is driving her crazy - so much that she had to move Emma's desk further away so she couldn't hear her!!
The rest of the interview went like this...
Teacher: "Have you put the sight words on cards and are you using them at home?"
Me: "Is that those list of words you gave us? No. I lost them"
Teacher: "Now, do you remember you have to make a crown for Friday?"
Me: "Um...No...Can I write this down?"
I think I failed kindergarten parenting! Are they trying to drive us parents crazy with all the stuff we have to remember???
Anyway, after the interview I suggested to Emma that maybe she could try and talk a little bit less in class. Or at least talk to her friends rather than try and have a running dialogue with the teacher all day. Yesterday she managed to be quiet and got a class award for "being quiet today".
She's a cunning little chook though. She loves getting those awards, so has worked out a plan to get more of them. She told me she was going to be noisy one day, and then quiet the next (so she'd get an award). Then noisy the next day, then quiet again (to get another award), and so on. We'll see how long it takes for the teacher to cotton on to that!