Little Things Little Z Says

The last month has brought about big changes in Little Z’s speech and understanding of what we tell him. We are now at the stage where the OH and I are having to spell out words like S-W-E-E-T and M-U-P-P-E-T-S (The latter when we are both numb from watching the Mana Mana song 25 times in a row and refuse to put it on one more time for a tantrumming Little Z that reacts similarly to one would at Armageddon). What’s changed this month is his confidence. You can see he is braver and less shy around new people. Any delivery man is greeted with a big hello and big goodbye, as are people at checkouts, in the streets, in the shops etc. He’s also a bit more defiant with other toddlers of similar age that might want to push him around a bit. I know this because I have been secretly watching from behind doors and silently cheering him on. Hooray!

Onto some of the things Little Z has been saying this week:

Little Z to Siri on the iPad: “Hello! It’s Little Z!”
Siri: “Here are the football scores from this weekend”
Little Z: “No, No – It’s Little Z”
(Repeat continously with random results)

On seeing a man with white hair
Him: “Hello Naanaa!!” (What he calls my dad)
Me: “That’s not Naanaa”
Him: “Bye Naanaa!!”

(On trying to encourage him to tell me when he’s done a number 2)
Me: “Have you done a poo poo Little Z?” (After smelling a stink!)
Little Z: “No, no poo!”
After pinning him down and changing his nappy
Little Z: “See, no poo no poo!”

(On asking him if he’d like to watch the Muppets movie to get him to sit down for a wee bit)
Me: “Do you want to watch the Muppets?”
Little Z: “No Muppets. Muppets are sleeping”
Me: Oh.

(When finding my old hot water bottle)
Little Z: “Mummy, whats this?”
Me: It’s a hot water bottle
Little: “Nooooo, Its Mr Tumble Bag!”

Mr Tumbles Bag

Wot So Funee?



  1. HelpfulMum March 12, 2013 / 7:46 am

    The things kids say are so sweet (most of the time). Lovely post.

    • Notmyyearoff
      March 15, 2013 / 3:23 pm

      Haha yes – I am waiting with baited breath for the not so sweet ones!

    • Notmyyearoff
      March 15, 2013 / 3:24 pm

      He was carrying around the hot water bottle around the room 🙂

    • Notmyyearoff
      March 15, 2013 / 3:24 pm

      Ahh it is a nice stage!

  2. Actually Mummy... March 12, 2013 / 10:50 am

    That does look, like something Mr Tumble would wear!
    I can’t spell anymore, even if I try, GG gets it quicker than Actually Daddy, so there’s no point. It works for a while, but remember – DVD is still DVD when you spell it, and bang! You’ve lost 😉

    • Notmyyearoff
      March 15, 2013 / 3:25 pm

      hahaaa – I think DVDs are going to remind me of you now

  3. Katie @mummydaddyme March 12, 2013 / 11:27 am

    Haha these are so cute. I constantly keep thinking I need to write down on my phone some of the things Mads comes out with as they are so adorable- but I forget and then wish I remembered! x

    • Notmyyearoff
      March 15, 2013 / 3:53 pm

      I kept doing that too and then decided I should probably write them down

  4. Brinabird and Son March 12, 2013 / 1:05 pm

    Cute! My wee man is starting to come out with some good stuff now…I should start taking note!

    • Notmyyearoff
      March 15, 2013 / 4:44 pm

      You should – I keep forgetting otherwise!

  5. Emily March 12, 2013 / 5:41 pm

    Awwww such lovely little conversations – it’s definitely the elusive spotty bag ;)) xx

  6. Gina Caro March 12, 2013 / 8:09 pm

    Very cute. He is right though your hot water bottle does look like Mr Tumbles bag

    • Notmyyearoff
      March 15, 2013 / 4:44 pm

      I never even thought of it till he said it. 🙂

  7. TheBoyandMe March 12, 2013 / 10:09 pm

    I’m sorry but it is indeed a Mr. Tumble bag.

  8. Verily, Victoria Vocalises March 13, 2013 / 6:58 am

    I love the description Mr Tumble bag! It’s also much easier when you can spell stuff and they aren’t old enough to work it out!! Z sounds so cute 🙂 x

  9. Charlotte March 13, 2013 / 9:01 am

    I think I agree with Z. Your hot water bottle does look a lot like Mr Tumble’s bag! :0) x

  10. Susan Mann March 13, 2013 / 10:09 am

    Aww they say the funniest of things x

    • Notmyyearoff
      March 15, 2013 / 4:45 pm

      They defintiely do 🙂

  11. Mum2BabyInsomniac March 13, 2013 / 2:21 pm

    Love the one about Mr Tumble’s Bag! I love writing down the things Iyla says, it always makes me laugh when I read back as I totally forget about them! x

    • Notmyyearoff
      March 15, 2013 / 3:54 pm

      I’ve been doing that too – I think my memories rubbish now!

  12. Boboli Dublin March 13, 2013 / 3:44 pm

    Hahaa I love how matter of fact he thats Mr Tumble bag..obviously!

  13. northernmum March 13, 2013 / 5:59 pm

    I checked with bb, she has confirmed it is a Mr tumble bag!

    • Notmyyearoff
      March 15, 2013 / 3:54 pm

      Haha – it definitely must be I reckon then.

    • Notmyyearoff
      March 15, 2013 / 3:56 pm

      Haha really? I’ll have to listen out for more of those!

  14. Jess @ Catch A Single Thought March 14, 2013 / 9:55 am

    I love it when they are at this age!! It’s so lovely to watch their confidence grow and grow.

    I agree about the hot water bottle, it does look like it belongs with Mr Tumble!

    • Notmyyearoff
      March 15, 2013 / 3:57 pm

      Yeah thats the lovely thing – his speech is really coming on so its really nice to watch him talk

    • Notmyyearoff
      March 15, 2013 / 4:01 pm

      Its definitely lovely to watch him get more confident and string longer sentences together!

  15. Jackie Karlic (The Non-Martha Momma) March 14, 2013 / 12:55 pm

    Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog. This is so cute. Thanks for sharing! I can’t wait until my daughter starts talking more and says cute things like this. She’s 16 months old and her vocabulary is pretty much limited to no, done, bye-bye, two, six, mama, and dadda. How old is your toddler? Now following via G+

    • Notmyyearoff
      March 15, 2013 / 4:04 pm

      He’s just turned 2 🙂 He used to say 2 word sentences for a really long time and has just recently started talking a LOT! 😀

  16. Southwarkbelle March 16, 2013 / 9:13 am

    Lovely post, now brace yourself for the inevitable “mummy that man’s REALLY fat” I got it the other day. Cringe.

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