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What Ava did next: her Christmas list, and nins and peedles

Ava’s been thinking about Christmas, lately: “I want Santa Claus to bring me a horse. I’ve got Piggy, but I want one with a bottom and four legs, not just one.” Piggy is her  randomly-named hobby horse, who does indeed only have one leg! I found this one in TK Maxx, and although I think she has a full-sized one in mind, I think she will love this mini one.

Butterscotch Walkin' Pony

I hope this walking horse will make Ava happy on Christmas morning!

Ava’s also seen an advert for some kind of dog that poos, and comes with a pooper scooper. She keep on saying she really wants it, but I can’t think of anything worse! I said “It sounds horrible.” and got the reply, “It does sound horrible, but it’s really cool!” Channel 5 is now banned in our house, to try and avoid the girls seeing all the hideous toys that they will of course want! We did inadvertently stumble across a much nicer alternative, in IKEA:

Ava and the IKEA dogs

It was pretty hard to resist this face, I can tell you!

She really really wanted them, and we did have quite a few tears when I said no. But I explained that if she really wants one, she needs to write it on her letter to Father Christmas. I also tried to soften the blow of not getting the massive one, by saying that the baby one was cuter, and would fit in her bed easier. She didn’t really go for that though, saying “I can just leave the mummy downstairs.” Hmmm, JUST what we need, more enormous toys cluttering up the living room!

Ava’s been making us laugh a lot in other ways this week, as usual. She loves kneeling up – I guess she finds in comfortable, until she sits like that for too long, and says, “Oh no, I’ve got nins and peedles!” I think she might think this is the proper way to say it, as that’s what we say now, every time it happens… She also helpfully reminds me that i’ll get it too, if she sees me kneeling.

I overheard her explaining to Thea about escaping. It involved goats being tied to trees for some reason. Then she said, “I won’t ever escape from here because I love my family.” So cute. She really meant it too.

Best of Worst
Little Hearts, Big Love


  1. Our Christmas |

    30th December 2015 at 9:12 pm

    […] may remember that Ava really wanted a dog that poos for Christmas, but  introducing her to the lovely soft toys at IKEA worked a treat, and both she, and Thea are […]

  2. helen gandy

    22nd October 2015 at 9:55 pm

    Ahh gosh they are too sweet! We often have tears here when the word no and toys are included haha! The toy adverts at the moment are maddening, Alfie pretty much wants everything he sees, especially the kinetic sand, the bloody kinetic sand! Thanks for linking up to the #bestandworst lovely! xx

    1. Becky Pink

      22nd October 2015 at 10:14 pm

      Oh dear that sounds very messy! I can imagine it would get everywhere and you’d get that awful crunching beneath your feet. I hate adverts! Xx

  3. Mummy's Blog

    22nd October 2015 at 11:42 am

    It’s funny you say that you’ve all started saying nins and peedles, I found when my daughter starts making up a word, me and the hubby start using her word. I was just thinking this morning that we need to stop it, or by the time she gets to school we’ll have our own family language that no-one else understands!

    1. Becky Pink

      22nd October 2015 at 12:10 pm

      We have so many Ava-isms but I’m not ready to let them go yet! Xx

  4. My Mummy Likes

    21st October 2015 at 11:28 am

    Hahaha we have a dog that poos!! It comes with a Barbie, the most annoying part is that the poos are tiny so now we only have 2 left!!

    1. Becky Pink

      21st October 2015 at 12:49 pm

      Oh no! Better check the vacuum cleaner ☺️ how annoying xx

  5. Nadia - ScandiMummy

    21st October 2015 at 11:16 am

    Lovely post! How could you say no to that face?! 🙂 As this will be our first Christmas I think my boy, who’s 8 months now will be quite happy with just lots and lots of wrapping paper! #bestandworst

    Nadia – ScandiMummy x

  6. athomewiththeboys2015

    20th October 2015 at 10:35 pm

    You’re lucky if you can talk your daughter out of getting ‘Doggy Doo’. It really is a waste of money. Our eldest didn’t like it, and after that, it lasted a few more weeks before becoming broke.

    I don’t think you can go wrong with cuddly toys though. Thanks for sharing #ftmob

    1. Becky Pink

      21st October 2015 at 7:21 am

      Oh dear, I didn’t know it’s actual name but it sounds even worse than I thought! Who thinks of these things?! Xx

  7. Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love)

    20th October 2015 at 8:54 pm

    Oh I love her comment about not escaping because she loves her family and really meaning it too. “Nins and peedles” is a great way to say “pins and needles” – I can see why it’s now become the way you all say it. Love the toy pony and those dogs are very cute (the pooing one sounds less cute) – think I’d been inclined to ask Santa just for the baby one too! Thanks for linking up to #ftmob 🙂

    1. Becky Pink

      20th October 2015 at 8:58 pm

      Thanks Louise, I just hope she doesn’t say nins and needles somewhere where people might laugh at her! I just love it so much though xx

  8. Silly Mummy

    20th October 2015 at 1:15 am

    They made a toy dog that poos?! Eww! I agree – the Ikea ones are way better! Love nins & peedles! I start using toddler’s cutest phrases so much I worry she will think they’re right too! #ftmob

    1. Becky Pink

      20th October 2015 at 7:22 am

      I will be quite sad when then get all their words right! Xx

  9. martynkitney

    19th October 2015 at 7:18 pm

    Haha nins an peeled brilliant! Good try on the puppy but she had some good logic there. Btw channel 5 is banned in our house for the same reason 😉 #ftmob

    1. Becky Pink

      19th October 2015 at 7:40 pm

      Oh good I’m glad I’m not the only meany! I like to think that Cbeebies is more educational too 😉

  10. Sally@Toddlers on Tour

    19th October 2015 at 11:15 am

    Amazing how kids are so tuned into what they want for Christmas already. My son has been discussing his wants for ages, though I have put a blanket ban on all soft toys.

    1. Becky Pink

      19th October 2015 at 11:46 am

      He he I hear where you’re coming from banning more soft toys, sometimes I feel like we could open a shop as we already have so many! Xx

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