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Jun 23, 2009 - Conversations, Parenting, Random    No Comments

Conversations with Georgia: Brang the past tense of Bring

It’s amazing how Georgia’s english grammar is almost always perfect. We have never attempted to teach or explain to her why we use past tense or present tense – she seems to have picked it up perfectly.

This is evident in the use of : Brang…
As Georgie would say, I brang this baby here today.

After all, if the past tense of sing is sang and the past tense of ring is rang….then why not the past tense of bring be brang!

Jan 6, 2009 - Conversations    No Comments

Conversations with Georgia: Something Interestable…

This weekend we tried making Char Siew Pau from scratch with dough mixed in the breadmaker. Georgia helped by rolling out the dough balls in to flat round shapes while i filled it with our home-cooked Char Siew.

After finishing our Pau making session, Georgie decides that there has to be more to do, so she asks…

“Mum, can I do something interestable next please?”

I think interestable is supposed to be interesting.

Nov 20, 2008 - Conversations, Parenting    No Comments

Conversations with Georgia: Quatre or Cut

Listening to our French CD – Salut Serge in the car, we have learnt to count along in French.

“Un, deux, trois… “and Georgia automatically says ‘Quatre’.

G: Mummy, what is Quatre?

Me: Quatre is four – one two three four

G: No, cut is blood!

The joys of being multi-lingual!

Jul 30, 2008 - Conversations, Parenting, Random    No Comments


Good day, how is your family?

The words from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast song have been fervently sung these past few days. And judging from Georgia’s French pronounciation, I figured perhaps it’s time to expose her to a third language – Francais…

So tentatively we start her out saying…

“Bonjour, Je m’apelle Georgia-mae” -complete with French accents on her name.
She manages exceedingly well, only to continue with “And what about Mama Mirabelle?”


is chocolate!

We often have ‘hidden’ conversations – particularly when trying to decide if Georgia is allowed a treat, usually, chocolate. The problem with that is her ears are so sharp she picks up any hint of the word so you can’t actually say it and then decide not to give it to her.

So … we took to spelling C-H-O-C-O. She soon realised that  we were spelling it and she has now started saying, “Georgie wants M-O-C-Y” .

And when you ask her what is M-O-C-Y, she says CHOC-CHOC!

 Addendum – 10th June 2008

G: Georgie want something special.
Me: What is something special?
G: M-O-C-Y
Me: What is M-O-C-Y?
G: Chocolate!

Jun 8, 2008 - Conversations, Parenting    No Comments

Alphabets – recognised!

Last night as we settled in to learn a few more letters and read a few more books, I randomly asked Georgie, do you know what letter this is? She quickly tells me that is ‘O’, so I try again this time with ‘N’ then I got really excited and started pulling out the mini-books from which we have been reading the letters.

Going backwards through  M, L, K…until G she recognises nearly all the letters.

I was well impressed!

Books read:
Letters, N and O

Postman Pat and the Pink Slippers

Apr 17, 2008 - Conversations, Parenting, Random    No Comments

RESEARCHING….Georgia's Favourite Word

At 2 years and 2 months, Georgia is learning to research an awful lot.

Everytime she is asked, “What are you doing?”. Her reply is almost always “Researching.”
We have no idea, where she picked this up from or how she knows how to use the word in context…

  • researches mummy’s purse
  • wants to do research on daddy’s Dell laptop

inevitably to complete the researcher profile she also wants – lab glasses!


Feb 18, 2008 - Conversations, Parenting    No Comments

Georgia's puns

Centre – Santa Claus

Every morning, when we brush teeth before bath-time, we say

“Left, left left, Centre centre, centre, right right right.”

Lab (glasses) – (mummy’s) lap

When she found my laboratory safety spectacles, Georgia asked what they were, upon being told that they were lab glasses, she patted my lap and sit on mummy’s lap.