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I love this stage.

Her vocabulary is sophisticated enough to spill all her thoughts out, & it’s fascinating stuff.  Where before I kept a running list of adorable misspoken or invented words, now I find myself tapping entire conversations into my iPhone notes. I can’t bear to forget.

You used to be inside my tummy Orla. Do you remember?
Yes! Can I go back there now?
Um, no. You’re too big now.
Can I try?
No, you won’t fit!
I’ll just try…
No way
I’ll try later
I’ll try with Grandma.

I’m a bit sad Mummy.
Oh no, why?
*thinks* Cheese.

I miss Grandma.
Oh that’s sad. Shall we call her later?
No, I just want to paint her on a bus with my red paint brush.

<strapping her into her seat in my car, after it had been in the garage for 8 weeks following an accident)
Now mummy, don’t do a Big Bang this time, ok?

<on the phone to Grandparents>
Mummy did a poo!
Grandparents: Did she?!
Yes, a poo on the floor, and then it was yuck on her foot
Me: It was CAT SICK!  I stood in some cat sick!

Mummy, we’re best friends.
Yes! Best friends forever.
And Daddy too! All-together best friends!

ooh you’re bossy!
<No response>
<Poke> Who’s bossy?
<No response>
Who’s bossy?
um… Mummy and Orla 


Glasses make me sad inside.

She chose a Peppa Pig magazine with a toy magic wand on the front.

Can I get the magic wand out? Can I have it now?’ 
We unwrap it in the car. She waves & flicks.
‘Ohhh.. it’s not working!’ She starts to cry. I want the magic!’ 
Turns out she really thought the wand would make actual magic. When it didn’t – ‘Daddy frog!’ – she was pretty devastated, and there was nothing I could do to fix it 🙁 

<in a cafe>
‘Where’s my crumpet Mummy?’
you just ate them all up!
no, my crumpet!
they’re all gone! Did you want some more?
NO! My doo-doo-doo-doo! *miming blowing* My TUMPET!
Oh! Trumpet! Oh no….

I felt my heart actually break at this one. She’d been sat so patiently waiting! Such was my guilt, we went and trawled several toy shops to find her a trumpet. Life is SO disappointing when you’re two and a half.


Look Mummy, Despicable Me! I like the onions.


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  • TheDaydreamerDiary

  • November 02, 2015

And that’s how they reveal themselves and a whole new world to us! It is part of the never-ending discovery that makes me fly with happiness – a bit of magic here and there 😉

  • Sara Tasker

  • October 30, 2015

It’s gorgeous isn’t it? Oh to be little again x

  • Sara Tasker

  • October 30, 2015

Trickle treat is brilliant – I don’t know why it isn’t just called that really! Laughing a lot at the chocolate ruse. May need to steal that one myself! x

  • Sara Tasker

  • October 30, 2015

punkins! I love it! Orla’s been saying ‘pumpins’ – too too sweet! xx

  • Sara Tasker

  • October 30, 2015

Thanks Zorana – I agree but then I am possibly a little biased. Oh my, the big questions are really coming your way now! Gravity and Santa – you’ve only got sex to go now, i reckon! & I thought explaining magic was tricky! x

  • Zorana Goletic

  • October 27, 2015

Orla is absolutely adorable! It’s brilliant that you are noting down these conversations. Although it seems impossible at the time, things like these do get forgotten. My six-year old is now asking things like how the gravity works and does Santa rob the toy shops or simply buys the desired toys. I tried to explain the first one, and answered that Santa has his own secret ways.

  • Nicole

  • October 26, 2015

There’s plenty of talk about trickle treating in our house at the moment. Dominic wants to take it on the road this year and find lots of people to give chocolate to as none came to us for it last year…

  • melwiggins

  • October 26, 2015

So cute. Levi calls pumpkins ‘punkins’ at the minute and I am never telling him how to say it right. x

  • The Nerdy Me

  • October 26, 2015

Oh my God, that’s so adorable! My heart can’t deal with this. I just love how kids find everything so easy in life and get excited about the smallest things 🙂

-Leta | The Nerdy Me

  • Eclectic Hamilton

  • October 25, 2015

Sooo cute and funny. I love the conversations!

  • Rachael Smith

  • October 24, 2015

Hilarious! I have a little book with all of my older twos hilarious quotes. Can’t wait to add little ezras soon enough! I think one of my favourites was when Morgan was little and we forgot her juice, I realise and tell my husband, but spell J U I C E out so she won’t know what we’ve forgotten and she says “oh no we forgot my a b c” cracked us up! They’re hilarious at this stage! Write it all down to treasure forever!!

  • sarah-louise kimmer

  • October 24, 2015

Too cute! One of my favourite’s from when Boo was that age was when I had Chinese food & she asked if I’d like a “pawn crapper”! X

  • Diana Gammelgård Lovring

  • October 24, 2015

So adorable Sara. Thank you for sharing and for fantastic inspiration.

Little A is 1 1/2 now and beginning to say a lot of words; up there, moon, tractor, bin, it is for you, bird, spider… Of course in Danish:)


  • Allie

  • October 24, 2015

Oh my word. I love her comment about glasses!!! Hahaha!!

Once when my cousin was 2, she tried to run through the door too fast and collided with the doorway really hard. Instead of crying, she staggered dramatically through the door into the kitchen, hollering, “Ouch!! My wee tiny boob!”

  • Julia Williams

  • October 24, 2015

Ahhhhh I was waiting for the trumpet one!! This is adorable xx

  • Sara

  • October 24, 2015

This is the most adorable post! ❤︎

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