Friday, August 19, 2011

~ what are you? ~

HRH LL J and I had quite a chat as we were changing his nappy today (as you do).

About our family and what we do and how we describe ourselves.

"Me good boy mummy" he said.  "And you good mummy too."

 I love that about 2 year olds.  The certainty. The absence of doubt.  That qualifiers are not needed.   

 So unlike me.  And unlike zebras apparently.





I asked the Zebra are you black with white stripes? 

Or white with black stripes?   And the zebra asked me,

Are you good with bad habits?
Or are you bad with good habits?
Are you noisy with quiet times?
Or are you quiet with noisy times?
Are you happy with some sad days?
Or are you sad with some happy days?
Are you neat with some sloppy ways?
Or are you sloppy with some neat ways?
And on and on and on and on and on....

{Shel Silverstein}

So, what are you?



  1. I do love 2 year old conversations, so sweet and genuine. So if I had to describe me from the quote above I would be good with bad habits, quiet with noisy times and neat with may be some sloppy ways not too often though;) Have a great weekend Ally. x

  2. I haven't heard this before and I love it, thanks for sharing! Gorgeous and something to think about too...when I'm taking myself too seriously...

    Enjoy the weekend!


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