10 October 2013

How to Make Your Four Year Old Giggle Helplessly.

It's not normally too hard to get the little one in hysterics because he's such a comedian he manages to do it himself and his brother and I just trail in his wake.

Last night though, he surpassed himself in the kind of high brow manner you might expect on this here blog *cough,* such is life with two boys aged eight and four.

It's been a long time since either of them requested a lullaby at bedtime, but after a particularly fractious one recently and lying between them both on the bottom bunk bed as I am wont, it seemed an appropriate move.

The eldest revels in them and my attempt at such a desperate relaxation technique will work for him.  The youngest will prefer to tolerate my singing whilst picking his nose and when I tell him my mum used to sing 'Golden Slumbers' to me when I was little, he'll have no problem hiding his indifference, but be polite enough to pronounce that 'Cool.'

But he asked for Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and the eldest obliged with his truly delightful singing voice and, for a moment, pure pleasure permeated our hearts.

But when you add 'Poo pants, poo pants, poo pants, poo' to the tune - and 'Poo pants, poo pants, poo pants, poo,' again, continuing with 'Poo pants, poo pants, poo pants, wee, Poo pants, poo pants, Halloween, punctuated only by bursts of helpless giggling by the gifted little lyricist and vocalist joining in with his version, your joy can know no bounds.    

Wot So Funee?





28 comments:

  1. hahaha! Sounds like a fun bedtime...lol

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  2. Oh, that is hysterical! #wotsofunee

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    1. It's a minor typical thing and #wotsofunee is a great linky that's been running a good while :)

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  3. Ha, ha! Anything bottom, fart, poo or wee related is SO funny to small boys isn't it! :-) (Polly, but Google won't let me publish for some reason). x

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    1. Thank you Polly - and I know you have first hand experience!

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  4. Ah that brings back so many memories! Mine are still inclined to bicker and call each other 'poo face' aged 21 and 18 so I guess you have a few more years of that to go!

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  5. ha ha ha ha ha ha ha..... you see I can so see your youngest filling in the gaps like that, oh to be a child again. (even as an adult I think poo pants is funny). X

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    1. It was / is actually funny and you know he's a born comedian!

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  6. Why do boys do that? Cheeky monkeys

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    1. I wish I knew the answer to that - I just live with it!

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  7. Sounds like fun, children's laughter can be infectious.

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  8. I remember you guys listening to me singing to Aaron in Featherdown Farm. I was so not in a self-conscious mood at the time, I naively didn't even realise you guys could hear us.
    I can so imagine what you've written above happening - your two boys are so so different. It's lovely because you get the best of both worlds.
    Liska xx

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    1. I remember that too - so sweet! That's a nice idea :)

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  9. What is it about the word poo to a four year old? My boy is 6 now and still finds it hysterical! :D Love that your Mum sang you Golden slumbers. Mine did too, and people just think it was a beatles song, but that was based on the lullaby! :)

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    1. There is a definite fascination with all those things - poo, pants and bogeys! At least they're easily amused at this age and as for Golden Slumbers - so nice to hear that your mum sang it to you too :)

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  10. Girls are just as bad, so don't think otherwise.I sing sweet dreams by the Eurythmics to my 3 just as I going out of the door of their bedroom.Thankfully no poo pants :D

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    1. Ah, that is good to know thank you! I like the idea of Sweet Dreams - and once saw the Eurythmics in concert so might give that a try for a change. It's funny how easily these habits are dropped although a crying shame, obvs. I suspect their poo pants theme will be continued for a while yet - especially considering Curry Queen's comment up there - her kids are 18 and 21 ish!

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  11. What a fantastic review!! I loved this tour, it has definitely been one of my blogging highlights too and I really want to go back without the children and have a proper look round without a squawks three year old. But the model of the castle at the end is fantastic isn't it?

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    1. I know you're talking about the post above this one - but thank you and I feel exactly the same! :)

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