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Kids say the cutest things ever

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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Interviewing a 5 year old

tilt shift lens photography of woman wearing red sweater and white skirt while holding a boy wearing white and black crew neck shirt and blue denim short

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As I have done with my older nephew, (a, b, c) I recently had the opportunity to ask my 5-year old nephew a couple of questions. Please see his responses below.

What would you rather be, a kangaroo or horse?

Uhm, a cheetah. Then when firmly prodded, he opted to be a horse.

Would you rather have one huge eye or three small eyes?

3 tiny eyes

Would you rather have a pet dinosaur or a robot? 

A robot

What superpower would you love to have?

A time capsule that can activate (seems like a very specific answer, almost like he watched it somewhere) . When I said I want to know what people are thinking, he said, oh so you want to be God? Only God can do that 😦

If you could ask God a question, what would it be?

To give me the superpower I asked for.

What’s your favourite song?

Mary did you know?

What’s something you do not like about your little sister?

That she does not share.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

A plumber. So I can fix things.

What do grown ups do?

They take care of kids, wash them, feed them, play with them, bath with them …He then wistfully adds that he wishes he could be grown up so he could do his own thing.

From my previous experience with how my older nephews answers have developed over time, I am so excited to see how Neph II changes over time and then to do this with my niece as well.

 

 

 

 

Sunday Reads

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Two thoughts on a Monday

* The title is taken from a popular devotion that my brother in law sends at the right time as his quiet way of showing that he is praying for you and thinking of you.

Yesterday’s sermon was about testing your faith, stepping out of your comfort zone and seeing how your perception of God’s love and His being changes as you question and test your understanding. This was done in the context of a (spiritual) life journey and attempting to see how we update newer understanding of who and what God is with older and previously accepted beliefs. He went through the example of how children come to know about the profound and inexplicable love that Christ has for us through the Easter egg and how as they get older, they update previously held beliefs. My question for you: what knowledge of Christ have you come to update over time. Off the top of my head I would have to say, my understanding of Him as a personal and living God who speaks to you and interacts with you individually and one whose being is similar to what is written in the Word of God. I remember ten years back being in this small group fellowship led by a friend who spoke of God so intimately and so lovingly and all I desired at the time was for that same faith and conviction to materialise in my life. And it has, today I can certainly attest to “taste and see that the Lord is good” (Ps. 34:8).

Later in the afternoon, I spoke to some of my dearest female friends and we were talking about how in the midst of a trying time in life we tend to often focus on the negative, darker aspects forgetting the fact that God has (and continues) to be faithful and there are so many things to be thankful for. Indeed, one of the girls had to remind us of this post-it that she has stuck above her bed stating: “What story will you believe about yourself?” And sometimes that’s all one has to ask, will I believe all the stuff around me or will I dig deep and focus on past joys and really truths that apply in spite of the current situation. I don’t particularly share much about my professional life and probably won’t start now save to say that that focusing on truths about my strength and my weaknesses and professional achievements has really helped me to pull through and not tear out my hair or dissolve into this ball of nerves. I have had to say to myself, I am here on merit, I can do this job and I will not focus on partial truths that serve to break me and not build you.

What have you heard recently that has encouraged and/or motivated you through a difficult time or just for future reference to hang in there despite trying times?

we’re at the crossroads…

i feel like you penetrated the cracks  and made us all pawns in your little sick game. i dont just feel like that as much as i can now see that was your game plan all along. you had the best thing but even then, it wasnt good enough for you and systematically you went out and managed to isolate and thus conquer all so you could be happy. was it worth it as Ms Cole asks? how do you feel now? you do have the last word and the last say and the scary thing for me is that i thought we all knew you, i thought we had some understanding of sorts but obviously not. How does one get to this point in life? is it intrinsic evil or is is utter selfishness? i will never understand this, surely……i won’t

Turmeric and cinammon

I know I’m growing up and this I know because I’m learning to stop asking as many questions as I usually would. I’m glad for my parents and my family coz I have been allowed to ask questions that in hindsight have seemed that bit inappropriate but the space was created for me that allowed me to ask and even get answers. sadly, not everyone is family and won’t keep humouring me as my family is wont to.

I ask a lot of stuff and with one of my pals I was forced to ask myself exactly why I do that- I think I ask when the story doesn’t add up and there is some glaring half truth but no more because I think it opens me up a lot and one can easily see what it is I’m thinking of. More so when I won’t get an answer!

Why do it to begin with? Why ask and be taken round in circles only to get no answer and then later be told that I’m not the easiest person to talk to. I’m learning that I know little where friendships are concerned and maybe I don’t get it but I’m out of the race!

Do you have something in your life that you really love but whose memory is attached to something painful in your past?

what does it mean when….

  • a dude you thinks likes you takes you to watch what’s potentially a porn movie?
  • a “pal” blacklists you off their Facebook page?
  • you post on someones wall and they somehow NEVER get to ditto on yours?
  • you like someone more than they do- be it a gal or a man, whomever?
  • all the wrong things and thoughts make me happiest?
  • you know what needs doing but somehow cant get around to doing?
  • saving face counts more than helping out and being a dear?
  • money counts more to me than saving a soul?
  • when the soul cares more for about money than their soul?
  • i write all this and i still dont know jerk?

Well?

why cant i write my long essay like this?

Does this ever happen to any blogger out there? That you begin with a perfect post in mind and then shortly, its not there at all?

 I read a mag leo that was talking about relationships and when to walk away from them. Whether its just a rough patch or its time to call it all quits. mhhhh. So I definitely think that if dude strikes you, he so deserves to get the walking coz you know, thats a total no-no! In the article, it goes on to say how “… love changes over time as our needs do. As your relationship progresses you move onto a different deeper level of intimacy, which is more than just sexual intimacy.” Reading that all I could think was WOW! how deep but very true coz the moment you grow and the other one is left lagging behind, the harder it is for the two of you to resolve issues amicably. The challenge is in staying together when the big ‘uns come along. And they do come along every so often.  So to the folks married many years, how do you keep at it? through the sagging boobs, job losses, kids, and all the other issues that are part of breathing in and out?

If you could read other peoples minds, would you? Why?

glories of glories

I saw this wordplay that made my morning, ” Carla and Sarkozy so cozy in SA” get it? anyone…..?

Below are a few things that make me go tihiiiiii all the time

Nichole Nordman– i absolutely love her music.

This mag.

This goes to reinforce the fact that I would like to work with my husband on some ministry or something.

These guys are coming to school to recruit – anyone wanna sponsor this good cause?

I love this song loads- the lyrics as they appear below mean the world to me and when I listen to this song it always catches me at just the right time.

 I can’t believe that I’m here in this place again
How did I manage to mess up one more time?
This pattern seems to be the story of my life
Should have learned this lesson by the thousandth time.
‘Cause I promised myself I wouldn’t fall
But here I’ve fallen
I guess I’m not as strong as I thought
All I can do is cry to you.


Oh God you have to save me
You’re my last and only hope
All my right answers fail me
I can’t seem to make it on my own.
Always thought that I would be strong enoughWhat made all of them fall couldn’t take me down
Yeah, did I think that I was above it all?
I have learned that pride comes before the fall

I can’t promise myself that I won’t fall
‘Cause here I’ve fallen
I know I’m not as strong as I thought
All I can do is cry to you.

Of course it’s by Barlow Girls and when I do listen to it, the first stanza at least, I catch myself thinking  how did i get to this once again? how did i goof up once again? why, why, why?

why am i awake now?

what do you do when all the familiar things that you have always fallen back to just disappear/change?

what do you do when the stable and safe things in your life begin to shake?

who do you turn to when the one person whom you have always turned to when things are dire just isnt there anymore?

whom do you turn to when you just need a body double to live your life so you can take time out?

when things change? how do we deal with that so we dont get consumed by it all?

ok so i absolutely hate change and it doestnt help that the one constant thing in life is change. i just hate it that things change all the time: often for good but more often than not, NOT for good-makes you almost want to say that life is such a bummer BUT i know better than to concede that!

random

Talking to a friend over the weekend I realized that I am the kind of person who can without thinking give so much of my self,person and time to another without giving one thought to myself and my welfare. And as I say this I realize that this does not make me selfless . No. We are in the midst of organizing a bridal shower for a dear friend and each of us needed to contribute some money for the day. No problem. I had also been singing about how I needed to go for a pedicure. My friend just commented and said,” …  so without thinking, you will give money for the shower and not treat yourself?”

And it hit me that many times that is what I do! I place myself last. Time and again, I come last and I can’t do it any more, very few people do the same for me but noooooooooo! I just keeping giving more than what I get in return and sadly there comes a time in every girls life when she has to be Number One.

Talking of weddings and showers, what do I get my friend? I had thought of getting a voucher for her to go for a full wax and when I think of it, will she do it or will it just go to waste? Many of my friends do not wax/shave and I don’t know whether this is likely to change with the thought of impending nuptials. I doubt it though so I won’t take a risk with the voucher.

I have learnt so many things but at the top of it all, is that in life when you get a good thing, you take it (or GRAB it) and run for dear life. When you are on to a good thing, grab onto it and don’t let go of it come what may. This probably makes me sound like a selfish person but I think this is a new awakening for me. Finally and slowly, I am coming into my own and I don’t know whether I will love me or if those around me will love me and accept me for who or what I am/will be at that time. I hate change even in as much as I know that the only constant in life is that same detested thing. CHANGE.