Monday 23 December 2019


Emelia: All grown ups start off as children.
Me: Do they? 
Emelia: And before that, they're babies in their mommy's tummy. 
Me: Wow, so you were in your mommy's tummy? 
Emelia: I was adopted. 
Me: Whoa, that's news to me! 

Saturday 14 December 2019

Slippy the reindeer

Listening to Xmas songs. Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer comes on.

Wend: Emelia, do you know the names of all the reindeer? 

Emelia: Yeah, "Slippy". 

Wend: There's no reindeer named "Slippy"! 


Eva: This chicken is still a bit pink inside. Does that mean I'll get chlamydia?

Tom: What? I think you mean salmonella.

Eva: Oh ya. But can chickens get chlamydia? 

Saturday 16 November 2019


Me: Emelia, you know how it takes so long to wash and brush your long hair? Wouldn't it be better if we just shaved it all off?

Emelia: No way. If you shaved my hair, I'd be sad for 200 million years.

Saturday 7 September 2019


Emelia: Look at the rocket.
Eva: It's not a rocket. It's an airplane.
Emelia: Then why's it going to the moon?

School trouble

Emelia: Hope you don't get in trouble at skool. I ever don't.

Giraffe fur

At the homeware store with Emelia (5 years old)

Me: Oh, that's a nice rug, what do you think it's made from?
Emelia: Giraffe fur.
Me: Um, I think it's sheep skin.

Monday 15 July 2019

Belly aching

My niece Leighton: I've got a headache.
My sister in law: And where's your headache?
Leighton: In my belly.