Real Life

Dancing shoes

My five-year-old niece loves to dance to the radio. One morning we had visitors over, so I told her to please stop and that she could do it again once they had left. “My feet won’t stop,” she declared innocently, “There must be a Tickle me Elmo in my shoes!” I hadn’t heard that one before.

Suzanne, by email

Real time

I recently took my three-year-old son to the movies for the first time. He was very excited to finally be going. All was going very well and he seemed to be enjoying the experience, when he started to pull on my arm. “Mum,” he said ever so quietly, “Can you stop the movie so I don’t miss any while I go to the toilet?”

Jake’s mum, Auckland

Flying saucer

As I was standing on the driveway, saying goodbye to my friend and her daughter after a lovely afternoon visit, Miss Four pointed to my roof and asked, “What’s that?” I explained it was the TV aerial and Sky dish. Looking perplexed, she asked, “Why did you put a dish on the roof? Shouldn’t it be in the kitchen?” I couldn’t help but laugh, and said “You’ve got me there!” That’s logic for you.

Julie, Marlborough

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