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Funny things kids say: Dusting for prints

Funny things kids say: Dusting for prints

Funny things kids say: Dusting for prints

Last week, the lovely lady cutting my hair told me something so cute about the funny things kids say, I just had to share….

I always go to the same wonderful hairdressers in Saffron Walden, Pritti Ansome. They have looked after my kids hair and the associated tantrums from when they were extremely small. Now they look after mine, and my associated tantrums as well…

In fact, the poor gentleman that runs the place used to be a VERY, scary man, according to my then two-year old Chatterbox. She would cower behind me whenever he came into the room. He may be a Tottenham fan, but that’s still no reason to be THAT scared of him.

The hairdresser in question’s husband’s daughter is ten; she wandered in while my hairdresser was watching a bit of a whodunit on the telly. Rather than traumatise her, she paused it just as they were in the process of examining a crime scene.

“What are they doing?”

she asked, which was a pretty fair question, and as there was no blood and guts involved:

“Just dusting for prints…”

that lovely hairdresser said in reply…

“Oh – what do you mean?”

Further explanation was required of this “dusting” activity. I can’t imagine too many ten-year olds have come across that. It’s not high on Jacqueline Wilson’s list of priorities one imagines. She was given the standard briefing around criminals, fingerprints, and finding whodunit. Then she was asked what she had thought it had meant….

“Oh, I thought they were dusting for the prince”

Now wouldn’t that have been much nicer? Maybe they should get a chore chart from us so its all done properly!?!

What have your kids said that has just made you smile – do share!

I have added this to the Wot So Funee linky over at Family Four Fun – check it out!

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Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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Susan Mann

Friday 30th of November 2012

lol love it x

Actually Mummy...

Thursday 29th of November 2012

brilliant! If only a chore chart could really bring a prince - GG would be right on it!


Friday 30th of November 2012

I bet she would - come to think of it, so would I! ;-)


Thursday 29th of November 2012

Awwww - wouldn't it, the minds of children is a much better place than the reality we live in ;) Thanks for linking xx


Friday 30th of November 2012

Aren't they just - an no worries...I love this linky :-)

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