Real Life

Such carry-on!

Five-year-old Finn was helping serve afternoon tea. After taking around asparagus rolls on a sandwich tray with handles at each end, he was given a plate of cakes to carry around. He turned to me and said, “But Bev, there are no handlebars on this plate!” I had to chuckle.

Bev, Napier

Find your feet

oy three-year-old granddaughter put on her gumboots to go for a walk on a wet, wintry day. When I told her she had them on the wrong feet, oiss Three cried, “But these are the only feet I have!”

Kaylee’s Nanny, Southland

Pretty please

When my first-born daughter wanted her security blanket, she would point to it and make a specific noise. “Say please,” I would tell her, before handing it over. Eventually, she said please all the time. I had three more children and each had their own special thing that would comfort them, like a teddy bear or toy. on the instructions of their older sister, they named them all Please!

JoS, Auckland

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