Kekkie Kake…

“I missed you at the party, but it was brilliant!”

“Kelly makes the best cakes for me!”

To Daddy while walking down the stairs to the subway in Kidderminster…
“You are my bannister.”

When the alarm went off in Morrison’s…
“Nice music!”

– age 4 years 2 months 2 weeks

Bubblebath…

On way home from school…
Daddy: “Have you had a nice day?”
Talise: “Yeah – of course I have!”

[to drive] you just turn the steering wheel left and right [and with your feet] you push!”

To Daddy…
“How many times have I got to say it? When you say ‘yes,’ I don’t know what you’re saying!”

In the bath…
“Water does come in my bottom and then blows out and makes bubbles. That’s how you do it.”

– age 4 years 2 months 1 week 5 days

Realisation…

First thing…
“I can talk faster than anyone else, can’t I?”

– age 4 years 2 months 1 week 2 days

River Banks…

Sitting on a bench eating a pasty…
Talise: “It’s nice here, in Hagley – better than Scotland.”
Daddy: “You haven’t been to Scotland.”
Talise: “I have… a long time ago… and it’s boring.”

“Princesses laugh with princes!”

“Where do fish keep their money? In a toilet!”

Trumping while walking…
“Pardon me… pardon me again… pardon me loads of…”

– age 4 years 2 months 1 week

Talise Sockhands…

“I know how to put socks on my hands, because I’m a clever girl.”

– age 4 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days

Energy bolts…

“She’s the bad mother.”

At 6.32am…
“There’s just one more thing for it… le-e-e-ets… boogie!”

– age 4 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days

Socio-numeral…

To Daddy…
“I dreamed about you marrying me. Don’t tell Mummy, she will be cross!”

“Can’t find the end!”
– of the Sellotape.

“Woo-woo! Woo-woo! I’m a monster! Woo-woo!… It’s just me.”

“I’m so bossy, aren’t I?”

“[Twenty-ten] is a real number, you just haven’t met it yet!”

“I’m a flower, aren’t I? But I don’t have nectar inside me, do I? I have bones inside me.”

– age 4 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days

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