Friday, March 8, 2013

Out of the Corner of My Eye

Out of the corner of my eye, I can see the little one dipping a stealthy finger into the mixing bowl. "Pearl, get out of it," I say before turning my attention back to the big one and her long-winded tale of something-or-other. I nod and smile, trying to focus, but I can see that little finger heading back into the bowl. "Pearl, out of the cake," I say. Again I return to the big one, whose very important story is taking a very long time to be told, and I'm trying to ignore the towering list of things to be done as I try, very hard, to give her my time.

Again, the little finger. "Pearl!"

"Mum, you're not listening," says the big one.

"I'm sorry," I say, "I'm trying to concentrate, it's just your sister seems to be ignoring me."

And then, dipping that little finger into the batter again, and onward into her mouth, Pearl says matter-of-factly, "Well, Mum, I wouldn't ignore you if you let me have some cake."


  1. Oh my you have one clever little one there on your hands. What will she be like when she's older Greer, keeping you on your toes always:) I love it. x

  2. Oh, I just laughed until tears rolled down my face. Clever little chicken. And what a fabulous photo! Jen x

  3. Oh I'm laughing! I can see my miss three saying those words! Gorgeous photo too xx

  4. She's going far, your Pearl!

    Gorgeous photo :)

  5. Ha! It's hard to argue with her scarily good use of logic! Beautiful photo. x

  6. don't you just love their honesty and how funny it is!


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