“Kiss Me””

After we came home from our time away with my family James and I noticed Ellie had started saying “Kiss me.” It was so adorable, neither one of us could resist giving her a smooch on the cheek whenever she said it, and really, who could? Then, one day I noticed that, while she was quite happy (or maybe the word I want is reserved) to let us give her a kiss, she did seem somewhat annoyed at the same time. I gave her a quick kiss and then asked her if that was what she wanted. She shook her head and said no, so I asked her to repeat what she was saying so I could try and translate.

Eventually, I realised her “Kiss me” was, infact, “Excuse me”. How cute is that? I sometimes still laugh when I think about the poor thing saying excuse me and getting kisses – I wonder what she thought? Probably something along the lines of  ‘Silly Mum/Dad’ with an appropriate sigh, of course!!!

I think it’s beautiful that she has manners. I remember reading somewhere that children don’t use or understand manners until they’re older, but I disagree. Ellie understands manners are the nice way to say something/ask for something. She’s even started saying “Your welcon” to James and I when we say thank you to her. It warms my heart 🙂

And Kahlei said Ta that other day! It was some unnatural time of morning and she was in our bed, meant to be sleeping and she took out her dummy and gave it to me, saying “Ta” and then she took it back and said it again. Ahh, I love manners!

Not that they don’t have they’re moments – Ellie loves to tell me “Give me it. Now!” when she’s in a mood. Thankfully, that’s not the only way she speaks! She understands that I will not respond when she speaks like this, but that doesn’t stop her trying it!

Before I go, I created a template today for a tutorial on using them, so I thought I would share it.

Template 2

You can download it here. Please leave some love if you grab it and I would love to see how you use it!


  1. hehehehehe… gorgeous kids…
    lucky girl.^^

  2. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 7 post on Oct. 22, 2009. Thanks again.

  3. I'll let you know what I do with the Template.

    Loved talking to Ellie tonight, again with the COME HERE!!

    Hope you are all well.

    Love you.


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