22 November 2012


Me:  'Would you like some blueberries?'
3 Year Old: (Very loudly) 'Yippee!'

Me: 'Shall we go and see Claire for a coffee?'
3 Year Old: (Still very loudly) 'Yippee!'

Later on. Me:  'How about some toast and marmite?'
3 Year Old ... you can guess.

We've got 'Yippees!' coming out of our earholes and apparently copied from Willie Wonka's Chocolate Factory when Grandad learns that Charlie's won his gorgeous Golden Ticket. 

How easy it is to please someone of a certain age!

'Shall we watch Arthur Christmas?'  He doesn't say 'Aaagh, what, mum?' in that really whiney, moany voice we all know, like the 7 Year Old does, because we've already watched it three times and I've been given it in exchange for a review and want to do it properly.

'Do we have to?' Or 'I'm really fed up now?' 


It's (really very loudly) 'Yippee' accompanied by a punch in the air every single time!

If only everyone were so easy to please.  A little enthusiasm for the dog's doodahs dinners I make would not go amiss, instead of the intimation that they look like they're something for the dogs - and if only 'Time for bed' were to be greeted in that manner, wouldn't we all appreciate that?

I only ever feel remotely close to it myself, if I manage to wake up ages before the children do, having slept through the night, it's the week-end, with nothing to do, nowhere to go, no people to see and all day free to do with what we will.  Someone to wait on me hand and foot or bring me Margaritas on a sun-lounger in the real Barbados - not the one the children and I regularly pretend we're going to on imaginary planes and trains - might muster one too.

You'll never look at these in the same way again!

What might make you do a rather loud (but polite, natch) 'Yippee?'


  1. Well Yippeee for him. Can't say I do that much 'yippeing' on a day to day basis but it doesn't take much for me to get excited. Take tonight, for instance, I've been helping to organise an event at our local library - the first fundraiser since a massive reduction in funding. After a slow start we've not sold over 60 (of the 100) tickets with lots of promises of people turning up on the night. That gets a yippee when a community gets together.
    And no, I won't look at blueberries in the same way again. Great pic, btw, where did you get it from? Love M xxx

    1. Good luck tonight - will cross everything for you. I just googled 'blueberry image'- you would not believe how many there are!

  2. Thanks mate - not! ;-)
    You've had me wondering for an hour what makes me go yipppeeee.
    I'll have to get back to you once I have figured it out.
    That's not good is it?
    Maybe I need to book that ticket to Barbados :-)
    Liska xx

    1. I'm sure you can think of something - otherwise, that's not a bad fall back is it? ;)

    2. I haven't forgotten to come back to you with my list of what makes me go yiippppeeee but whilst I am thinking about it over a Friday night bottle of Yiipppeee PERONI can I share this with you?
      The way Aaron says yipppeee in this video is PRICELESS and I say yipppeee that I managed to catch it on camera :-)


    3. I just left a long comment on here linking to this:
      Hint: video contains a gorgeous YIPPEEEEE from Aaron.

      Did Disqus or moderation SWALLOW it? :-(

      Liska xx

    4. Just managed to watch it - super! I love the 'yippee!'XX

    5. I JUST had a yippee moment and to that I say yippee.
      If I get anymore I will be sure to let you know.


    6. I saw you and Yippee'd as well for you. Congratulations on all your #healing4Kerry work. Am proud to know you x

  3. Well I had a day off yesterday so YIPPEE for that. I was able to go and have lunch with an author I met at a book signing and have a jolly good natter. :)

  4. Great post! Some days it's when Amy's gone to bed that I go Yippee!! Though I do have to wait until 10pm most nights.

    That trip to Bardados sounds like bliss to me, even if it is only imaginary!

    CJ x

  5. Isn't funny what they say yippee too? Wish Little A would say yippee to nap/quiet time and bedtime. Not to sound really dull, but I think I would say yippee to a holiday right now, and buttermilk pancakes with maple syrup and bacon!X.

  6. Yippee for me is knowing I only have to go to work for 4 hrs instead of the usual 6hr shift because I had put in for annual leave!LOL Its also a day where parenting isn't stressful and the child and I don't clash!