I can never keep up with all the little things that R says, and the odd little conversations we have - sometimes cute, sometimes profound, often vaguely insulting! I regularly wish I could grab those seconds and record them for ever, sometimes I update them as my Facebook status because it's the quickest way to make a note. So much happens and it's so easy to forget.
So far this morning we've had.....
R: How did it go last night mummy?
Me: It was lovely, we had lots of yummy Chinese food.
R: Did you use chopsticks?
(that was one of those moments where I wonder how she knows things - She's four and we've never used chopsticks at home or been to a Chinese restaurant as a family. I know she must have learnt things from Cbeebies, or stories we've read or nursery but it's still one of those "Oh!" moments, that delight in learning something about R that I didn't know before).
We've also had the cute....
"Mummy! I've got chicken wrinkles again!"
(she meant goose bumps!)
The slightly gross.....
"Mummy, my poo looks like a wolfs head"
(I know we like to avoid shame associated with bodily functions but maybe that's going a bit far - although at least this time she didn't request I take a look!)
And finally, the typically insulting.....
"Mummy, your breath smells like dog food"
Thank you so much fruit of my womb! Although, the comparison was probably fair as at that point I hadn't cleaned my teeth. At least you can trust small children to be completely honest (blunt!) about things.
I hope I can capture those little moments through the years. Not just the words, but the pictures and the stories that go with them.