Discoveries Made By Little Z

As Little Z enters the age of “Talk from the minute you get up till the minute you go to sleep without drawing a breath” I find that the questions are coming thick and fast in a way that’s pretty tiring by the end of the day. On the flip side all the little discoveries he is making are coming thick and fast too. They’re lovely and occasionally funny to watch and provide many an entertaining conversation between the Other Half and I when Little Z has finally dropped off to sleep in the evening.

Like the time the electric meter man came to take the reading on the box:
“What’s he doing?”
“Why he in cupboard?”
“Whats a meter?”
“What’s electricity?”
“But why?”

Or like how he’s discovered that the Tesco man brings us lots of nice food, sometime things he absolutely loves. Unfortunately for him he got his facts slightly mixed up and thought it was some kind of door to door shop. So when the regular delivery man turned up at our doorstep this weekend Little Z greeted him with his usual emphatic hello and wave and then stood bold as brass and started placing his own shopping order in person:

“Hello! Can I have errrrrrrrrr……Monster Munch?”
The delivery man looked both surprised and amused and thankfully he was distracted by a big box of Crunchy Nut cornflakes instead.

Meanwhile, in the world of playing the epic game that is Hide and Seek has been discovered. The rules are always the same. It doesn’t matter whose turn it is, you must always count to 10 and then hide behind the curtain. Nothing else will do. Once discovered one must always shout “Boo!” causing hysterical laughter. Then repeat for all eternity or until a jigsaw is pulled out for distraction purposes.

And lastly, this week, Little Z has discovered Mini Eggs. This was a much mulled over decision by myself, about whether I was ready to share one with him at the risk of him discovering how completely addictive they are and then demanding the entire packet for himself. It was touch and go for a bit but eventually I made myself I tentatively asked him if he’d like some chocolate and offered just the one. Just to check. After all, he may not like them. And mini eggs should never ever be wasted. So just the one, for now. He examined it carefully in his hand and looked a bit confused until he decided that, actually, it was not chocolate at all. With a solid self assured stance he declared,

“No Mummy. It a little egg. It going to grow!”

So that little egg is now living on our window sill. Growing.

Do you know how hard it is to not eat the last mini egg in your house?

Mini Eggs


  1. brinabird and son January 26, 2014 / 11:05 pm

    Oh this is so my wee man right now! Except for he egg…he is a chocolate monster 🙂 we managed to somehow control the quantity he was eating at once and the bag actually lasted a few days. I tried to only pinch a few honest!
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  2. Erica Price January 27, 2014 / 7:03 am

    Love the idea of the mini egg growing. We are still in the talk non stop phase, but most of the time I have no idea what he is talking about as he launches into talking about Beast Quest, Transformers or whatever, but fails to mention that’s he’s changed the subject.
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  3. Sarah MumofThree World January 27, 2014 / 7:20 am

    That is so sweet! Do let us know when the little egg grows. In the meantime, you can keep enjoying the rest of the Mini Eggs yourself – win!
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  4. Charly Dove January 27, 2014 / 9:36 am

    Oh Tas he’s just brilliant and it’s such a great age. I absolutely love the fact you have a mini egg growing at home. You couldn’t make it up if you tried! Thank you so much for sharing with #whatsthestory
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  5. sarahhillwheeler January 27, 2014 / 11:14 am

    Gosh, that’s so cute. Not sure the egg would have lasted so long on my window sill though, I can’t resist them!
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  6. WallyMummy January 27, 2014 / 1:49 pm

    I’d quite like to eat monster munch too if that’s alright with everyone… lol 🙂 #magicmoments #whatsthestory xx
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  7. Iona@Redpeffer January 27, 2014 / 2:06 pm

    We play very similar hide and seek rules-I’m thinking your little one and mine are around the same age? And how are you coping with the mini egg situation-I may have given in by now and somehow made it ‘hatch’!
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  8. Sara (@mumturnedmom) January 27, 2014 / 3:28 pm

    That is brilliant. I’m looking forward to and dreading this stage with the wee girl in equal measure 🙂 Mind you, the 4yo asked me how babies got into mummy’s tummies yesterday, wasn’t prepared for that, at that moment…! Hope his egg grows and grows, and you manage to not eat it 🙂 #WhatstheStory #MagicMoments
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  9. sarah January 27, 2014 / 6:28 pm

    oh how can u resist eating them! id never resist it!

  10. brumnymummyof2 January 27, 2014 / 7:25 pm

    Ha ha! This is Erin!!! Her main thing to say is “look at dis” and then she does a rubbish jump or dance move. Makes me proper laugh #whatsthestory xxx

  11. Katie @mummydaddyme January 27, 2014 / 9:41 pm

    That little egg definitely wouldn’t have lasted long in our house. Both myself, Mr E and Mads are serious chocoholics! x

  12. Janie January 28, 2014 / 11:22 am

    These are brilliant ‘small things’, so good to remember how sweet they are at this age. My youngest two think the arrival of the Sainsburys delivery van is a man is some kind of major treat too … I’m sure those delivery men know all kinds of valuable information!
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  13. MummyNeverSleeps January 28, 2014 / 10:51 am

    Oh my, how darn cute is he?! I wonder what he thinks is going to come out of it? A bar of Cadbury’s maybe?! 🙂 Thank you for linking up lovely xx
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  14. Mummy Glitzer January 28, 2014 / 4:11 pm

    This is definitely Harry.

    Not the chocolate though. Harry always demolishes chocolate, in fact he demolishes anything, edible or otherwise! x
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  15. Mel January 28, 2014 / 11:14 pm

    Awww, kids say the cutest things… and we also end up doing the sweetest things for them! (Just buy another packet of mini eggs for yourself!). x Mel

  16. Jenny February 1, 2014 / 11:09 am

    This is a fantastic post. So funny. I love toddlers. Growing his mini egg nothing funnier. Who needs comedy we have children. Man you are one strong woman not to eat that last mini egg and make up a funny store that it grew legs and ran off in your belly!!! Lol

  17. older mum in a muddle February 1, 2014 / 8:29 pm

    Love it! He’s waiting for the egg to grow….and I don’t blame him for asking about why a strange man is entering a cupboard. Such gems. X

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