Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Seize the Day!

This is one of Gertie's favourite sayings and although I'm not sure she entirely appreciates the implications, it sounds brilliant coming from a two-year-old. Particularly if you have to be dragged from your slumber; in the early morning it is far more bearable to feel a little hand pulling yours accompanied by a little voice urging you to "Seize the day, mummy!"

It is basically a phrase which in our household means that something good is about to happen. A few weeks ago we had spent a lovely day out visiting a local farm and then on the way home I revealed that we weren't going straight home, but were heading off for a quick visit to the grandparents, affectionately known as Grumps and Mumps.

Gertie's response? "Hooray! 'Seize the day' not finished yet!" So whilst she hasn't totally grasped the grammatical construction it always makes me smile.

I tried teaching her to say, 'Carpe Diem' but it doesn't sound nearly as cute.

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