Entries in cute (4)


we have a comedian in our midst

Both our boys are pretty amusing. In a house where funny is currency, they either step up to the plate or go live in the yard.

Spike is gregarious and in your face. Your basic poo, bum, wee jokes are king. There's lots of tah-dah'ing and laughing at your own jokes.

Morrison, on the other funnier hand, is more absurdist than his brother. More thoughtful and interesting and has displayed a tentative grasp of the callback. Pretty slick!  He's our favourite.

Daddy, Spike and Mo were walking down a very steep trail in a nature reserve - 

Daddy: "Mo, be careful, we don't want you to fall."

Mo: "Yeah, I might break my head!"

Daddy: "Yep, and you might use your head for something someday..."

Mo: "Yeah, for eating!"

Later, at dinner, as Daddy was telling the story to mummy -  

Mo puts a bite of food to his forehead and says with a very straight face, "It's not going in!"

End Scene.

And some other recent gems.

"I like tidying up but I don't like it on Wednesdays."

Immediately after a quite barky croup cough "Did you hear that, Mumma?! There's something wrong with my brain!"

"Georgio says when you die you go to Kevin, bit I think that's probably ridiculous."

"Daddy, when you're good enough to touch your toes you'll be in kinder just like me. And when we get home, I'll show you how to do press ups."

"Are you a Mum?" "Yes babe. I'm your Mum." "Right. Do you like to wear jeans?" (And now he's not allowed to read @robdelaney's twitter feed.)

"I can hear POPCORN on the roof!" Yes, it was a hail storm. 

And this little gem from July last year, "My favourite colours are red, yellow and monkey."

Perfect, funny little bugger. 

The PFLB's Mum xoxo


Mo Movies

Let's revisit the lovely, lovely winter. T'was very early in the season and there were sleds involved.

And now for a story. More recent. I'll wait while you grab your popcorn.

And that's how a three year old tells you a story. Only, multiply that event, by roughly, one million. You're gonna need more popcorn if you want to watch the unedited cuts is all I'm sayin'.  Better get yourself a drink too.

So, to reiterate;

Snow - Excellent when still.

Stories - Also Excellent albeit time consuming.

Happy, funny, stubborn, chatty little boy.

Available for smoochin' and potty training.

Seriously, who wants to potty train this kid?  SOMEONE HAS TO!


This is why they're cute. So you don't kill 'em.

Mo's Excellently Patient Mother. xo


Life in the Mo Lane

"I love you. We be best friends for ever, Mumma." [eyelash flutter, leaning in for a hug]

"Yes, we be that thing you said, MoMo." [heart melt]

Pause  "Good. Best friends like bickies. Bickie please?"

"You planned this, all along, didn't you?" [heart solidify up again, like a bullet hole in The Terminator!]

Bickied up child runs away, giggling like a maniac.

He can be SO sweet. And SO defiant! Holy shit, can it chuck a tantrum?! He threw one so spectacularly theatrical the other day, I could not reprimand him, because I was hiding behind the kitchen bench, laughing too hard!

He's got an independent streak that runs deep and a competitive thread that's just starting to rear it's ugly head. But mostly, he's just a big bag of mush! He still LOVES his dummy "and my two cloffs" (two identical tea-towels that he takes to bed. One for over his giant head, one to hold... how did this start again?!) We're trying to wean the dummy. It's only for bed time now and he's pretty good about that... but every now and then he sneaks into his room, gathers up his contraband and takes it to his little couch in the playroom.  You can hear the 'suck suck suck' from space. :-) Tiny little dork!

Morrison is our Indoor Child. He likes riding his bike and bouncing on the trampoline but prefers playing indoors with his cars, trucks, trains, Octonauts and Play Doh. He does follow Spike outside but is usually back in first. He is his mother's child. 

And as you can see from the above, he likes to be other things! This dragon suit is a firm fave. Ditto the dinosaur one and on occassion, he can be a frightening Somalian Pirate!


Aaargh me hearties, indeed!

It's fun being your Mum, Mo. And I will be your best friend, for ever. So there!

Mo's Ma xxoo

                                                                                       Mo tweets here



So, what's our little head on a stick been up to then?

This is how he has to carry his huge head around nowadays.

Well, not quite. But from some angles, it looks like an easier option!

He's defiant, contrary, funny, loud, dextrous and strong.

He LOVES; Daddy! Nana, Papa, puppies, babies, baked beans "Beeeeeeeeens!" bath time, bagels with or without cream cheese, juice "Joooooose!", books and his big brother.

He DISLIKES; Egg, being told what to do, random lumps in his food, being told what to do, waiting his turn and being told what to do.

So long as you have that list straight, he's pretty easy to get along with.

Both kids have taken to mountain life with gusto. SO much room to run around, get muddy, ride bikes and explore.  There are two little girls next door (Mikayla and Ella) who are the same age. Adorbz, naturally. Morrison is every bit the social creature that his brother is. Everyone gets a hug or a handshake, for more formal occasions. If he really likes you, he will take his dummy out before he kisses you.

We ask him, "What's your name?"


"How old are you?"


"Are you smart or cute?"


Sums it up, really.

Love this kid of ours!       

Mo's Mumma and Mud Wrangler xxoo                                            Mo occassionally tweets here.