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The festive season is well and truly over. It always amazes me how quickly it goes by, January arrives and before we know it we are all firmly back into our usual routines.
Secretly I am always quite pleased about this, I am not a huge fan of Christmas as everyone who knows me well will say. I don’t like the commerciality and the way that the celebrations begin in earnest as soon as December 1st arrives. But I do enjoy the gatherings of family and friends with the chance this brings to reminisce. I don’t have children of my own but I am lucky enough to have a niece and two nephews who like nothing better than to hear the stories of when their parents were growing up.
This always leads on to my sister and I remembering the funny things that they have said and done since they were babies too.
I remember coming down to breakfast one morning at Christmas when my niece was no more than three and overhearing a conversation between her and her Grandma. She was asking why marmalade was called marmalade and being early in the morning and not prepared for random questions my mother’s reply was obviously not a good enough one for her. She simply said “well then, we could call it Jennifer”. As far as we knew she had never met anyone called Jennifer but it was very confusing for the next person to come down to breakfast and ask for the marmalade to be passed, only to be told that they should be asking for the Jennifer!
In a similar vein, when she was told that she had a new baby brother, she announced – we could call him Pat. Well, the postman with his black and white cat was her number one story at the time.
We would love to hear the little gems that your children have come out with. There must be thousands of really funny anecdotes out there. Why not share some of your stories with us.