Please read this post on cute things that kids say and then look at the comments as well. Below are some stand-out gems:
- Setting the scene: peaceful Saturday morning. Cup of coffee, book, couch, blanket, fireplace, spouse taking care of the baby, bliss.
Suddenly the 4-year-old pipes up: “Mama. When are you and daddy going to die?”
- I got in a 30 minute heated argument with my 4 year old once over who took care of her when I was a baby. (I had shown her a newborn picture of myself and it blew her mind to pieces.) She shrieked… “BUT MOM!!!!!! When you were a baby, and I was a baby, who was taking care of me??!! You couldn’t take care of me if you were a baby. Gasp! Oh no, was I all alone?” No matter how much I explained, the more upset she became. We finally settled on… Grandma. Grandma took care of all of us. And with that, the argument was over haha.
- “Listen earnestly to anything your children want to tell you, no matter what. If you don’t listen eagerly to the little stuff when they are little, they won’t tell you the big stuff when they are big, because to them all of it has always been big stuff.“
- Sometimes I overhear a kid say something funny at a store and start laughing. And then one of my kids screams, ‘why are you laughing? Tell me Tell me!’ And then it gets awkward.
- My son was at about 2 years old when he saw me coming out of the shower and said “mumma, I love your bajina.” I could not have laughed harder.
- The other day, my 5-year-old daughter looked at me sweetly and said, “Mama, when you get old and die, can I have your phone?”
All this reminds me of a conversation with my 2.75 year old niece at the time who in a public bathroom asked me rather loudly whether I have a vagina and how I wanted to eat her up whole because I was not sure what would follow my answer! Urrrghs kids 🙂
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Tagged being an aunt, blog envy, blogs i like, children, Cup of Jo, kids, life, parenting, questions
I have had it on my to-blog list for the longest time to do a blog recommendation citing some of the blogs that I love and why. And I will get to that, for now, please see some that I have come across this week and added onto my Feedly/ gone through all the archives to catch up on.
First started in November 2011, Chef Afrik is my African food and travel lovechild. The site’s motto, “Cooking my way through Africa one country at a time”, indicates my pursuit as a Kenyan diasporan to discover the continent of Africa through its food. As well as showcasing food from all over the continent “In the Kitchen”, I also enjoy interviewing people who work with African food, whether as food writers, bloggers or chefs in my “Get to know” series.
Though the original goal was to focus solely on African food, the site has evolved to also include my fascination with African travel. In 2014, I will begin a traveling through the whole continent writing about travel, food and youth culture. I will document my travel preparations here in a series called Eat, Pray, Africa.
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This blog is dedicated to people of colour and their breath taking weddings that each one of us admires.
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Stole this post from this blogger. Who is aptly named coz her writing is clear and bursts into your day like a warm ray of sunshine.
- bloggard n one who boasts endlessly in her posts
- introblogger n one who thinks before she blogs
- extroblogger n one who blogs before she thinks
- blinge v to moan or whinge
- bligot n a blogging bigot
- blog envy n an overwhelming wish that you’d written the post you’ve just read
- flashblog n an event that drives readers to your post, for example, being Freshly Pressed
- blog-noser n one who compliments your writing because she wants something from you, for example, to steal your readers. See also blog envy.
- blogiarism n the act of stealing someone else’s post
- blogue n a post to avoid like the plague; could also mean a post about shoes
- blogotist n a blogger whose life and posts and comments revolve around her
- blaff v to spill your coffee or spurt milk out of your nose while you read a funny post
- blarf v to spill your coffee or spurt milk out of your nose while you read a disgusting post
- blibble v to allow saliva to spill from your mouth while reading a food post
- blingxiety n a fear that your blog may be too posh
- overblogging n the sharing of too much information
- blol n an acronym for “false laugh false laugh”
- blomb n a post that goes nowhere
- bloax n a fake post, or a post by a fake blogger
- hyperbloggilate v to use too much punctuation
- amblogilent adj to be in two minds about a post, or to be in two blogs at once
- bloring adj dull, unimaginative, usually refers to a post
- postitute n a blogger who will write anything to get comments
- bliyotch n a not very nice blogging female
- wannablog n someone who wishes they could blog
- blog-standard adj ordinary, common, everyday
- Bloghty n the country I blog from
- blong n bells and whistles you might attach to your blog
- bollogs n nonsense, rubbish. (Not to be confused with the dog’s bollogs, which can sometimes be used as a compliment.)
- writer’s blog n an affliction rendering you unable to think of what to post about next
- OCB n obsessive compulsive blogging; can manifest itself in many ways, for example the overwhelming need to post at the exact same time every day, or the need to ensure you use a word starting with each letter of the alphabet, in order, in every post
- blob n a post that does nothing, just sits there; a couch potato post
- blogged down adj to get side-tracked with too much detail
- bloggy-no-mates n a blog post with no comments. This is a sad word.
- ASBLOG n an order for posting social offensive material (derived from ASBO – a civil order , in use in the UK, made against someone displaying anti-social behaviour)
- blovvered adj what you are not, if someone leaves an unnecessarily nasty comment on your post. Example: Face? Blovvered? (Possibly originates from Catherine Tate, British comedienne.)
- BA n Bloggers Anonymous
- blingo n blog slang; could also mean a numbers game played via blog posts, but this is not very popular.
- colonoscopost n a post that, when you read it, makes you feel very uncomfortable
- beatblox v it’s a rap
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Tagged blog envy, home