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What Ava did next: dodgy doughnuts and cotton bugs

Ava’s been coming out with some comedy gold recently. She came running in to the bathroom, shouting, “Mummy, Thea’s spilled the cotton bugs!” She meant cotton buds.

Walking home from school, she spotted a bird’s nest on the pavement, and was so excited. She asked me to take a her picture with it.

Ava found a bird's nest

“WOW!” How did a bird make that?!”

Fallen bird's nest

She studied it for a few minutes, and said, “Wow! How did a bird make that?!” She also thought about how it had got onto the ground: “I think a pigeon sat in it and it was all wobbly and fell off.”

We had some friends round, and they brought some Jammie Dodgers. Both Ava and Thea were straight in there, as they love biscuits, just like me. Later on when Ryan came home, he asked what she’d been doing. She said she had had a “dodgy doughnut.” It took us ages to work out what she meant!

At the same play date, she’d spilled a load of popcorn on the floor, so I asked her to sweep it up. She said, “I’m not your servant!” and I had to walk out of the room I was laughing so much! I’ve obviously said that to her before, when she was ordering me to get something.

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  1. Mama

    10th October 2015 at 12:50 am

    Haha, our little tot has just started squating and ‘telling us off’ just like his mummy does. Will have to start watching what we’re saying.

  2. mummyspitsthedummy

    9th October 2015 at 11:52 pm

    ‘Dodgy donut’ – adorable! #fridayfrolics

  3. Life Love and Dirty Dishes

    9th October 2015 at 6:54 pm

    Love it. SO cute when they get the wrong words. Thanks for linking up to #FridayFrolics

    1. Becky Pink

      9th October 2015 at 7:45 pm

      Thanks! Love reading all your funny posts xx

  4. Gráinne Reid

    8th October 2015 at 2:19 pm

    Really enjoyed this, your little one is adoreable and I loved the “I’m not your servant”, think we all guilty of that one lol

    1. Becky Pink

      8th October 2015 at 8:26 pm

      Thank you Grainne, yes she’s certainly heard it from me, ha ha! Xx

  5. helen gandy

    7th October 2015 at 9:31 pm

    Ahhh she’s too cute! I love the things that they come out with 🙂 Thanks for linking up to the #bestandworst X

  6. toughcookie11

    7th October 2015 at 8:33 am

    They do come out with the funniest things. Mine is only 1 so is picking up on the way I say things and then comes out with a lot of different sounds. When he gets to nursery now he does say ‘Nursey’ which always makes me laugh x #bestandworst

    1. Becky Pink

      7th October 2015 at 6:00 pm

      Ah how cute is he?! So lovely! Bet he’ll start coming out with some belters soon! Xx

  7. Kyles

    6th October 2015 at 1:20 pm

    I’m glad she didn’t actually have a dodgy doughnut… that could have made for a sore little tummy 🙂 Very cute. It’s funny when you notice them starting to parrot back what you have said – suddenly you have to start being much more careful about what you say!

  8. Louise

    5th October 2015 at 9:17 pm

    “I’m not your servant!” did make me chuckle – it’s so funny sometimes when children repeat the things we say to them. I do love “cotton bugs” for cotton buds and the “dodgy doughnut” meaning a Jammie Dodger. Thank you for sharing Ava’s latest sayings with #ftmob 🙂

    1. Becky Pink

      5th October 2015 at 9:18 pm

      Thanks Louise she makes me laugh a hundred times a day! Xx

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