It’s Not All Mary Poppins

And everyone is happy

Nigel: Look! I built an airplane!!!
Mary: An airplane! (Three blocks stacked up is too an airplane! If you look at it the right way…)
Nigel: Yeah! I built it on the lutes!
Mary: On the what?
Nigel: I built it on the lutes!
Mary: On the lutes?
Nigel: Yeah!!!
Mary: Wow! Good for you!
Nigel: Yeah!!

Thus proving you can do a fine job in this parenting gig, without having a clue what is going on…

May 30, 2007 - Posted by | parenting, the things they say!


  1. He stumped me too.

    Comment by ktjrdn | May 30, 2007 | Reply

  2. I pretend all the time that I know what my kids are talking about. 🙂 I mean ALL THE TIME. (My daughter’s imagination is incredible!

    Comment by karly | May 30, 2007 | Reply

  3. I figure, if they know what they mean, then hey…it’s all good. 😛 Though I couldn’t help trying to figure out what he meant…lutes??? Hmmmm.

    Comment by Sheri | May 30, 2007 | Reply

  4. A lutes?!! Hmm. Lately The Big Guy has become keen to me whenever I’m stumped and say, “Oh, yeah, okay.” He just gives me that ‘You know that I know you have no idea what I just said.’ look and it makes me feel like a ‘lute’!!! (hehehe)

    Comment by Mama's Moon | May 30, 2007 | Reply

  5. The story and blueprint of my parenting career.

    Comment by Peter | May 30, 2007 | Reply

  6. I know, dumpling rattles on and on some days and I just agree all the way! Also when I dont know what he means its easier to pretend I do as the resulting strop just isnt worth it!

    Comment by jenny uk | May 30, 2007 | Reply

  7. Absolutely. It’s the tone of voice that matters in the parent’s response anyway, I think.

    When I don’t understand my daughter (4 1/2), she’s starting to be able to explain what she meant. That’s fun for me. I love experiencing their language development!

    Comment by Alison | May 30, 2007 | Reply

  8. I fake understanding all the time. It does worry me, though, that I might be condoning something that will haunt me later.

    Comment by Matthew | June 2, 2007 | Reply

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