Sunday, 30 November 2008

A sea of embellishment …

I picked the 4 year old and two of her friends up from school for a fishfinger tea and play.

In the car on the way home I listened to the radio whilst they chatted amongst themselves. I was invited into their banter by one of the 4 year olds friends ……

Friend 1 “Laura, I can swim without any armbands.”
Me “That’s very clever”
Friend 2 “I can swim without any armbands …. last week I swam really, really far in the sea”
Me “I’m not sure you did, I think you can swim with one armband on each arm because I take you to your lessons. Soon you will be able to swim with no armbands”
Friend 2 “BUT I can – I can swim with NO armbands at all”
Me “I see. What happened when you swam with no armbands?”
Friend 2 “I swam really, really far in the sea and then (thinks) … I drownded”

At this point I thought it best to go back to listening to the radio whilst the girls decided what havoc they were going to wreak when they got to our house.


Sandi McBride said...

The old one upmanship game...ah, I remember it well!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

They are so funny to listen to and it's really tempting to butt in yourself but probably wiser to let them get on with it!!

CJ xx

The Book Chook said...

Enjoying your posts with giggles and smiles.

Stinking Billy said...

laura, as rachel (leatherdykeuk) often says, "Chuckles". ;-)

Suburbia said...

I so love those sorts of conversations!

found you at Dotterells!