mrstotten
31 May 2011 @ 07:07 pm
Conversations with Robert (and Kieran)  
Kieran and Robert were discussing mountain bikes (for context Kieran is my 8 year old brother in law, technically Robert's 'uncle' and yes he actually calls him uncle despite being only three years his junior)

Robert - But why do you want a mountain bike Uncle, Ben 10 bikes are cooler
Kieran - Cos with a mountain bike I could climb mountains
Robert - But why do you want to climb mountains
Kieran - Cos it would be cool
Robert - I don't want to climb a mountain, unless, can I push someone off when I got to the top
Kieran - Don't be stupid Robert, you can't push people off mountains
Robert - Why?
Kieran - Duh!!! Cos they'll die and you'll be grounded for at least a year!!!
 
 
mrstotten
31 May 2011 @ 07:07 pm
Conversations with Robert (and Kieran)  
Kieran and Robert were discussing mountain bikes (for context Kieran is my 8 year old brother in law, technically Robert's 'uncle' and yes he actually calls him uncle despite being only three years his junior)

Robert - But why do you want a mountain bike Uncle, Ben 10 bikes are cooler
Kieran - Cos with a mountain bike I could climb mountains
Robert - But why do you want to climb mountains
Kieran - Cos it would be cool
Robert - I don't want to climb a mountain, unless, can I push someone off when I got to the top
Kieran - Don't be stupid Robert, you can't push people off mountains
Robert - Why?
Kieran - Duh!!! Cos they'll die and you'll be grounded for at least a year!!!
 
 
mrstotten
16 March 2011 @ 11:40 pm
Gleeeeeeee and my lovely boy  
Ok so might have jumped the gun too quick about his career choice, we had this conversation today

Robert : Mummy?
Me : Yes Sweetie
Robert : When I grow up can I be Batman?

Reactions to Glee under the cut for spoilers

Glee how I love you )
 
 
mrstotten
16 March 2011 @ 11:40 pm
Gleeeeeeee and my lovely boy  
Ok so might have jumped the gun too quick about his career choice, we had this conversation today

Robert : Mummy?
Me : Yes Sweetie
Robert : When I grow up can I be Batman?

Reactions to Glee under the cut for spoilers

Glee how I love you )
 
 
mrstotten
17 September 2010 @ 10:33 pm
Othello has eaten my soul.... now how are all of you?  
I'm having the crappiest of crappy weeks. I am behind on EVERYTHING, but on the plus side I have just put the finishing touches on an overdue essay and am getting ready to hit the SEND button yayayaya

Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] rebekahfair cos I could use some light-hearted conversation.

What was your first impression of me?

And

Has that changed at all?


_________________________________________________________________________________


Now for something that cheered me up immensely some conversations with my wee man this week.

On listening to the song God vs Satan by Biffy Clyro

Robert : "Mum is Satan the Devil?"
Me : "Yes sweetie"
Robert : "Why is God reversing Satan?"
Me : *confused* "Huh? oh no sweetie it is versus it means God's against Satan"
Robert : Why is god against the Devil, tell me the story"
Me : Goes into a long in depth family friendly story of the war and fallen angels
Robert : "So God threw Satan out of heaven for being naughty?"
Me : "Well pretty much Hon."
Robert : "But how was he naughty?"
Me : *Gets ready to break down pride, wars and original sin to a 4 year olds level*
Robert : "Did he smash all Gods windows?"

On watching The Sorcerers Apprentice at the cinema

Me : Actually enjoying watching Nic Cage as a medieval sorcerer
Robert : In a loud and indignant voice "That's not Merlin, he's really old!! Merlin isnt old he little and has big ears.... like me" (should mention that he watches the BBC's version of merlin with me)
Me : no you're right sweetie this is a story about Merlin when he is old.
Robert : "Oh", (still loud) "Where's Arthur then?"
Me : "Arthur's not in this film hon"
Robert : "But Arthur is always with Merlin"
Me : "Not in this story hon." sighs with relief as silence reigns for 30 mins
Robert : Mum?
Me : What hon
Robert : "When is sorcerer Mickey coming on?"
Me : "Oh no this isn't Fantasia honey, Mickey isn't in this."
Robert "At all?" *glares at screen*
Me : "Nope just those sorcerers"
Robert Kicks feet through rest of the movie and leaves proclaiming that it was "all right" despite having no Sorcerer Mickey, the WRONG Merlin and no Arthur or Excalibur and a funny looking dragon.
 
 
Current Mood: tired
 
 
mrstotten
17 September 2010 @ 10:33 pm
Othello has eaten my soul.... now how are all of you?  
I'm having the crappiest of crappy weeks. I am behind on EVERYTHING, but on the plus side I have just put the finishing touches on an overdue essay and am getting ready to hit the SEND button yayayaya

Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] rebekahfair cos I could use some light-hearted conversation.

What was your first impression of me?

And

Has that changed at all?


_________________________________________________________________________________


Now for something that cheered me up immensely some conversations with my wee man this week.

On listening to the song God vs Satan by Biffy Clyro

Robert : "Mum is Satan the Devil?"
Me : "Yes sweetie"
Robert : "Why is God reversing Satan?"
Me : *confused* "Huh? oh no sweetie it is versus it means God's against Satan"
Robert : Why is god against the Devil, tell me the story"
Me : Goes into a long in depth family friendly story of the war and fallen angels
Robert : "So God threw Satan out of heaven for being naughty?"
Me : "Well pretty much Hon."
Robert : "But how was he naughty?"
Me : *Gets ready to break down pride, wars and original sin to a 4 year olds level*
Robert : "Did he smash all Gods windows?"

On watching The Sorcerers Apprentice at the cinema

Me : Actually enjoying watching Nic Cage as a medieval sorcerer
Robert : In a loud and indignant voice "That's not Merlin, he's really old!! Merlin isnt old he little and has big ears.... like me" (should mention that he watches the BBC's version of merlin with me)
Me : no you're right sweetie this is a story about Merlin when he is old.
Robert : "Oh", (still loud) "Where's Arthur then?"
Me : "Arthur's not in this film hon"
Robert : "But Arthur is always with Merlin"
Me : "Not in this story hon." sighs with relief as silence reigns for 30 mins
Robert : Mum?
Me : What hon
Robert : "When is sorcerer Mickey coming on?"
Me : "Oh no this isn't Fantasia honey, Mickey isn't in this."
Robert "At all?" *glares at screen*
Me : "Nope just those sorcerers"
Robert Kicks feet through rest of the movie and leaves proclaiming that it was "all right" despite having no Sorcerer Mickey, the WRONG Merlin and no Arthur or Excalibur and a funny looking dragon.
 
 
Current Mood: tired
 
 
mrstotten
12 June 2010 @ 09:13 pm
Paris Baby!!!!  
Back from Paris and it was awesome but I am now shattered and overdue on yet another assignment I have about 300 lj entries to read up on to catch up and Big Bang has started meep (already has an overgrown list of things to read) but on the plus points, my son reacted to meeting Mickey Mouse in much the same way I would to meeting Jensen Ackles (well without the restraining order being filed) but he was very star struck and so so happy, which made me forgive him for his earlier events on the aeroplane where my over-active four year old thought the best way to break the ice on an aeroplane was to shout "we're all gonna die, drive faster pilot the plane is falling" at the top of his lungs *heads desk* and I came back to emails from the Zombie girls with some awesome slash film recs and my edition of the Demons Covenant which I forgot to take with me *pout* and the glee finale yayayayay.

The four days in Disneyland Paris were wonderful if way too busy and Paris city was gorgeous and everything I expected (Although seriously Emily answer me this, do the French have bladders cos I walked around with a four year old saying "But mummy I really, really need a wee, can't I just use a bush" for a whole hour before finding one.)

For anyone who is interested a full travel report with pictures will be forthcoming but for the highlights I made a video (Yes I really am that sad) :)

Off to read copious amounts of fic study


 
 
mrstotten
12 June 2010 @ 09:13 pm
Paris Baby!!!!  
Back from Paris and it was awesome but I am now shattered and overdue on yet another assignment I have about 300 lj entries to read up on to catch up and Big Bang has started meep (already has an overgrown list of things to read) but on the plus points, my son reacted to meeting Mickey Mouse in much the same way I would to meeting Jensen Ackles (well without the restraining order being filed) but he was very star struck and so so happy, which made me forgive him for his earlier events on the aeroplane where my over-active four year old thought the best way to break the ice on an aeroplane was to shout "we're all gonna die, drive faster pilot the plane is falling" at the top of his lungs *heads desk* and I came back to emails from the Zombie girls with some awesome slash film recs and my edition of the Demons Covenant which I forgot to take with me *pout* and the glee finale yayayayay.

The four days in Disneyland Paris were wonderful if way too busy and Paris city was gorgeous and everything I expected (Although seriously Emily answer me this, do the French have bladders cos I walked around with a four year old saying "But mummy I really, really need a wee, can't I just use a bush" for a whole hour before finding one.)

For anyone who is interested a full travel report with pictures will be forthcoming but for the highlights I made a video (Yes I really am that sad) :)

Off to read copious amounts of fic study


 
 
mrstotten
11 March 2010 @ 09:25 am
Ok, when your child discovers and embraces logic........  
...... it is time to give up.

He was eating a sandwich today and has a thing about eating the crusts.

Wee Robert : "Here mummy." *places two soggy crusts on my lap*
Me : "No sweetie, mummy doesn't want them, but thank you for sharing." *Tries to hand back sodden crusts*
Wee Robert : "I'm not sharing, you need to put them in the bin."
Me : *adopts stern mummy voice* "No darling, it is your rubbish, you need to put them in the bin."
Wee Robert : *stamps foot* "But why? I want you to do it."
Me : "Because you're a big boy now."
Wee Robert : "You're bigger."
 
 
mrstotten
11 March 2010 @ 09:25 am
Ok, when your child discovers and embraces logic........  
...... it is time to give up.

He was eating a sandwich today and has a thing about eating the crusts.

Wee Robert : "Here mummy." *places two soggy crusts on my lap*
Me : "No sweetie, mummy doesn't want them, but thank you for sharing." *Tries to hand back sodden crusts*
Wee Robert : "I'm not sharing, you need to put them in the bin."
Me : *adopts stern mummy voice* "No darling, it is your rubbish, you need to put them in the bin."
Wee Robert : *stamps foot* "But why? I want you to do it."
Me : "Because you're a big boy now."
Wee Robert : "You're bigger."
 
 
mrstotten
02 February 2010 @ 12:05 am
Dinner table conversations  
Ok so at dinner tonight, my darling son decided to start a who is the boss of who competition.


Wee Robert : Daddy, you are the boss of me.
Hubby Robert : Am I son?
Wee Robert : Yes, you are the boss of me, Kimmi is the boss of Kieran, Kieran is the boss of Missy (family dog) and I am the boss of mummy.
Me : Huh?? no baby I'm the boss of you.
Wee Robert : Don't be silly mummy, I beat you at bowling.
Me : That doesn't make you mummy's boss sweetheart.
Wee Robert : Yes it does
*looks over to hubby for back up and realise it is a lost cost as he is laughing into his mince and tatties*
Me : Ok so if you are the boss of mummy, then who is mummy the boss of?
Wee Robert : You can be the boss of Jesus.

So apparently in my house it goes :- Hubby, Son, kimmi, Kieran, me, then Jesus.

Always good to know.

In other news we are running a fun writing workshop over at [livejournal.com profile] spnwriterlounge you should come around, it looks like it is going to be fun.

Also as some of you already know (as I've been bugging your brains about it endlessly) for the last 14 weeks I've been taking part in [livejournal.com profile] therealljidol under my writing journal [livejournal.com profile] magsscribbles . The competition is getting fierce, and I am happy that I have made it so far, and now that I am not scared senseless I'd love to share it with anyone who is interested. I'm always up for new readers, and new voters :P

All of my previous entires can be found here
HERE

This weeks entry can be found HERE, this week we were writing with partners, and mines was the wonderfully taented [livejournal.com profile] beautyofgrey you can read her entry HERE
 
 
Current Mood: tired
 
 
mrstotten
15 January 2010 @ 10:05 am
Conversations with Robert  
I had this conversation with my just turned four year old son in the car yesterday morning.

Robert : *sings off key*
Robert : "Mummy what's a disco stick?"
Husband : *snorts*
Me : "What's what baby?" *desperately hoping she has misheard or a shiny object will
capture his attention*
Robert : "A disco stick, what's a disco stick?"
Me : "They are light up sticks people use when they are dancing"
*sighs with relief as things go quiet and crazy answer is accepted*
Robert : "Why does Lady GaGa want to take a ride on one? Are they like bikes mummy?"
 
 
Current Mood: amused