I should premise this blog - the little chef's share so much with me physically and emotionally (I just live for the hugs, kisses and I love you's) and the daily rants that makes me laugh. They come out with gems that blow me away in terms of the obvious, the honest, and the downright cheeky, so I thought I'd collect some of their musings for posterity, not for the wider community, but enjoy them if you're here, but more for me, us and for them, and for embarassing 21st birthday moments.
So having seen Ella do a fantastic job on narrating her school play today (a seriously amazing job!), I felt a little nostalgic...and her response is the reason I'm starting this blog....my parents passed away before the little chefs were born and she has a delicate factual way of asking questions about them. She understands grandparents - her paternal grandparents are very very close, and she is trying to get to grips with the idea of another set of grandparents that she has never met, and never will.
Me: Well done today. I'm so proud of you, you've grown so much, I still remember the day you were born
Ella: Were your mum and dad there the day I was born?
Me: No, they passed away a few years before.
Ella: I want you and me to stay alive forever. I think we should have a magic potion so that when we get older, we turn into babies again and start again.
Me: Nice idea, but then we'd need to learn how to eat, and walk and talk again
Ella: Hmmm....Ok, I'll make a potion that means we stay the age we are now. I'll stay 6 years old, and you can stay whatever age you are now.
I'm buying it!