Cycling, naughty words and vegetarian biscuits

I have had a couple of flat tyres on my bike recently. It is very annoying when this happens because it is almost always when I am cycling or about to go cycling. What it has made me realise is how much I prefer cycling to walking and running because what usually happens is that I have to complete my journey on foot. Walking and running are just so boring. Cycling is so much fun. Fortunately it only costs £10 to fix a puncture and probably even less if I learnt how to do it myself.

At school, a little girl in Daniel’s class came and told me that Daniel said some naughty words today. In the same accusatory tone she added that he also made Brandon laugh. Making Brandon laugh must be a very naughty thing indeed. My friend pressed her for more details and managed to find out the naughty words. They’re bum and stinky bum. This is a big relief for me because I sometimes let a few naughty words slip myself and bum and stinky bum are not one of them

Elizabeth offered Daniel a McVities Digestive this afternoon. He turned his nose up at it and said “I don’t want a vegetarian biscuit, I want a creamy one”. What have I done to make my son think that anything plain/healthy/boring is vegetarian? *All* biscuits are vegetarian, although I’m sure that if someone offered Daniel a biscuit topped with bacon he wouldn’t turn it down.

20 Replies to “Cycling, naughty words and vegetarian biscuits”

  1. How funny! At least he knows his own mind. For some reason, my kids’ biscuit of choice is a Rich Tea. Now one of them actually is a vegetarian. But I don’t think those things go together. They do eat all sorts of other biscuits too.

  2. There was a time my nephews turned there noses up at chips made from potatoes. They wanted real chips that come out of a packet. 🙂

  3. Denise,
    Any hope I had of producing a compassionate vegetarian child have been dashed. Lucky you to have one!

    That is so funny! The child of a friend I know said something similar about her Christmas tree which was a living one. He said, that’s not a Christmas tree that’s a plant!

  4. AV,
    Trust me, you do not want to know. Elizabeth said something funny recently. She was quite taken by this product we bought in France called monster crunch only she couldn’t pronounce it correctly so it came out as monster cunts.

  5. Love the stories about Daniel and Elizabeth. I was watching a video yesterday where somebody interviews children on the street and asks them what the worst thing they heard their parents say was. Some of the responses were quite funny. Daniel saying “naughty words” reminded me of that 😀

  6. I’d love to see the video Frances mentioned too. I reckon I have a fair idea of the naughty words you let slip, Rachel. I bet they’re the same as my naughty words which seem to get more use than perhaps I should allow. However, I did hear that people who swear more tend to have higher pain thresholds. Well, that’s my excuse anyway.

    I sincerely hope that Daniel doesn’t extend his naughty word vocabulary beyond bum and stinky bum — well, at least for a few years yet.

    That was nice of Elizabeth to offer big brother a biscuit. 🙂

    Was amused at Graham’s comment. Real chips out of a packet. Gawd!!

  7. Bronwyn,
    I don’t think I have a high pain threshold. You should have heard me swear during childbirth. I never knew I had I could say such things!

  8. Seems like Daniel may be your stubborn one of the lot, If those are they only naughty words He said I think someone overacted.

  9. Ha Ha! Out of the mouths of babes…love this post Rachel, it brought such a smile to my face (but not the part about you having a flat tyre, that is annoying.. 😦 )
    I can just imagine that little girl’s face when when she told you, in all seriousness that Daniel had said ‘those’ very bad words!! And to make Brandon laugh as well…honestly 😉

  10. Sherri,
    Our kids have been non-stop with saying funny things recently. It makes it all worthwhile 😉

  11. Thanks for the link, Frances. Loved the last kid. A real entertainer. Quite a few fucks in the mix. 🙂

  12. if every puncture cost me a tenner I would say some naughty words too, perhaps almost as naughty as bum even

  13. Northernbike, the tenner did include the cost of a new inner tube. The cause of the puncture turned out to be a 3cm long nail.

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