A Little Sunday Humour

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While preparing lunch boxes as the boys eat breakfast.

Me:  “Your naughty behaviour is going to have to stop.  I’m not having the rest of the morning like this.  This is the third morning this week you have had very naughty behaviour.  I’m going to ta”.

6 year old sounding bored:  “Take a breath Mum.”


Don’t forget to enjoy your day.

Sunday Humour

A little humour to brighten your Sunday…


Unknown6 year old:  “Mum do we own a hoover?”

Me:  “Yes darling, of course we do.”

6 year old:  “Then why do the carpets look like crap?”

Me:  !?!!!

Is it illegal to have your 6 year old hoover the house?  Because that is what he might be doing from now on!!!!!!

Where did he learn the word crap?



Remember to enjoy your day.

©Simone Woods 2013




An Obsession with Bins….

My darling 4y/o has an obsession with bins.  His greatest joy in the world is the Tuesday morning ritual of the recycling truck and bin men spiriting away the house hold rubbish.  Second to this, is the need to inspect every bin we come across in our shopping trips.  Yesterday at the local shopping centre, I sat down to deal with my undone shoelace (dangerous especially when 8 m/o is strapped to me in the baby carrier) when 4y/o sped off to go and look at the new pink bin by Waitrose.  After carefully inspecting the exterior he peered into the bin with a puzzled look on his face.  Turning back to me he spread his arms wide and pointed to his chest while calling at the top of his voice – ‘Mummy it’s for the things for yours boobies!!!!’.  He had found a breast cancer bra bank and I couldn’t help laughing – along with everyone else in the vicinity….
What’s your funniest kids moment?


Don’t forget to enjoy your day.


© 2012 Simone L Woods

Hopes Couldn’t Be More Different

There are two questions my son always asks when I pick him up from school…

“Mum, did you bring me a sweet?” and then, “Mum can we have McDonalds for dinner?”

Hopes couldn’t be more different.  For me, a kiss, a hug or even a smile that says Mum!  I missed you……

Both of us disappointed, but not discouraged!


Don’t forget to enjoy your day.


© 2012 Simone L Woods

To Lovely Man who stopped his car for us today…

Waiting at a particularly busy junction to cross on foot with pram and 4y/o on scooter while doing the school run this morning, I clocked a gentleman sat indicating in his car, waiting to turn onto our road.

As I anxiously watched the traffic, head darting from side to side while I tried to keep all the busy moving cars in sight, I noticed the lovely man was indicating for me to cross – he would wait.  Unfortunately I couldn’t, because as anyone will know, one car waiting does not mean all cars waiting and I knew trusting that the other drivers would be as courteous and attempting to cross was certain death for us all.

I therefore motioned for lovely man to go ahead and turn, but he insisted on waiting, visibly annoyed I was not availing myself of his kindness.  I signalled emphatically for him to turn, which with a disgusted shake of his head he did.  I then patiently waited for a big enough gap in all the traffic and herded my little darlings across.

But I felt bad.  Really bad for the man as he was now grumpy and no doubt muttering about not trying to do the nice thing for ungrateful mothers.  I really wanted to thank him and explain so he wouldn’t be cross.  But of course I couldn’t then.  So Im doing it now, to make myself feel a little better.  And you never know, he may read this.
Thank you lovely man.  Thank you for your courteousness and Im sorry we made you grumpy by not crossing while you waited.  But we really appreciated your courteousness anyway.