Niamh is back on top form again!

@mummymo (23709)
July 2, 2007 2:04pm CST
Ok this is for all those who have missed Niamh's antics over the last few weeksand for one friend in particular who loves to hear what my lovely daughter has been up to! The other week it was Niall's Prizegiving at school, he had done very well and we were very proud of him! I was going to wear a smock blouse and knowing that although some people wear jeans others get very dressed up I asked him if I looked ok or did he want me to smarten up a bit! He told me that I looked fine and he didn't care what I wore as long as I was comfortable (bless!) just then a little 5 year old voice piped up " well if you are wearing that I am not going with you - that would be too embarrasing" I looked at my little angel in disbelief and said "pardon"? She promptly told me that I looked like I was still wearing my nightclothes and she would be embarrased to be seen with me! Her brother told her she was being nasty and had hurt Mummy's feelings and she promptly burst into tears and looked at me with a trembling mouth and tear filled eyes and said " but Mummy you always say I must always tell the truth"! How can I win - she is still always a step ahead! lol xxx
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@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
4 Jul 07
Well I see your daughter has been taking lessons from my girls. lolol Next it will be dropping her off a block away from the school so no one sees you. At least she is honest.
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@mummymo (23709)
4 Jul 07
lol - she already wants to go to school by herself - at 5 there is no way that is happening! Is she meant to be this precocious #sigh# xxxx
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@weemam (13389)
2 Jul 07
Lol she is a wee star turn , I thought you looked really nice sweetheart , You will have to get a tiara for next time lol , , Did she like the pictures we took ( she took lol ) You have to good looking children there pal and two smart ones too . xx
@mummymo (23709)
2 Jul 07
I thought the top was ok too honey - will you please tell my Mom it wasn't really a nighty! lol If I got a tiara she would just steal it off me! pmsl They loved the photos wee - the biggest problem now is that they keep asking when we can come to yours and play again! I so wish I could have run that day - just to see the look on your face! hugs xxx
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@weemam (13389)
2 Jul 07
well sweetheart it would have been worth it to see you run , but I would have to have paid it weekly ,Jim is sitting here laughing as I read it out to him lol xx
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@mummymo (23709)
2 Jul 07
aww - give him a big hug and kiss from me - but don't want to know about the nap time nookie! lol xxx
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@hookfan (447)
2 Jul 07
Oh I am glad to hear she's on top form again!!! Well she is right, telling the truth is important and such antics from her! Thanks for sharing this pal! xx
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@mummymo (23709)
2 Jul 07
I knew you would love this one honey - I posted it specially for you! Ask weemam I wore the outfit the next day to go and see her (I had changed that night so as not to embarrass the little madam!) and there was nothing wrong with it! xxx
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@hookfan (447)
2 Jul 07
Wonderful and glad she wasn't embarrassed by her mum! Thanks so much for posting it and I'm glad she's feeling alot better! xxx
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@mummymo (23709)
2 Jul 07
lol - I am sure there will be plenty more coming up soon - she is back at full strength and it is the school holidays - prepare yourself now! pmsl xxx
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
3 Jul 07
oh my out of the mouths of babes! Like all men boys he just didnt think it looked bad to him took the girl to put it out there for you to see lol so sorry if you got hurt. and she was right you told her to tell the truth hugs
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@mummymo (23709)
3 Jul 07
That is a very good point honey! It wasn't so much that she hurt my feelings - I just marvel at the way she always manges to turn things back on me! lol Hugs xxx
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
4 Jul 07
lol oh yes adn we have that to look forward to from Cheyenne as she is picking up more words and frazes all the time hugs
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@mummymo (23709)
4 Jul 07
I am sure you are ready for the roller coaster ride that is about to start with Cheyenne - lots of fun, exciting and scary all at once! lol xx
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@Darkwing (21590)
20 Jul 07
Awwwwwww, how cute is that? I love some of the things kids come out with. It's right what she says though... we encourage them to tell the truth and she's too young yet to really know about tact. lol. Still, you know what the next lesson has to be, don't you? ha ha ha Brightest Blessings, my friend. xx
@mummymo (23709)
20 Jul 07
Oh the world would be such a brighter place to be if I could teach my lirrle angel tact and diplomacy - I live for that day! lol xxxx
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@Darkwing (21590)
21 Jul 07
I'm sure she'll learn as she grows, my dear friend. xx
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@mummymo (23709)
21 Jul 07
I hope and pray for that darkwing darling! lol xxx
@someonesmom (5768)
• Canada
4 Jul 07
I'm so glad to see that Niamh is back to her old self again, and this is just so cute. Sometimes when we teach our kids to be honest at all times, we get more than we bargained for. It's sweet that she felt bad when she 'thought' she'd hurt your feelings too. Did you end up wearing the blouse?
• Canada
4 Jul 07
Sorry, mummymo, having read through the rest of the discussion, I can see that you didn't wear the blouse until the next day.:)
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@mummymo (23709)
4 Jul 07
Yeah I went and got changed! lol I must either be too soft or respect her opinions a lot! At least I know she is honest I suppose - now I just have to tech her how to be tactful! xxxx
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• Canada
6 Jul 07
Teaching tact to kids can be difficult.:)
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@Fulton (219)
• South Africa
3 Jul 07
Mo dear, you're never going to win, lol! I've thrown in the towel trying to get the upper hand, but Emily...ya well. Congrats with your clever boy, sounds like he's going to be a real gentleman.
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@mummymo (23709)
3 Jul 07
Yeah I know I am never going to beat her but I guess she gets her stubborness from me and I will keep trying! lol He is a clever bou - maybe I should ignore Niamh and concentrate on him! lol I AM joking - at least I think I am! lol xxx
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@Fulton (219)
• South Africa
3 Jul 07
Come to think about it, I wonder how my mother coped with me!
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@mummymo (23709)
3 Jul 07
I get my gran to tell mine that I was an angel! lol If only it were true! lol xxx
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
2 Jul 07
hehehehee well as I said earlier the poor Baby I mean she is only doing as she has been told and telling the truth there what you have to tell her is that she does with a bit of tactic like "No Mum you look rubbish, please go and change I am sure you have something nicer then that" hehehe Ok I am joking lol but as I said to you Kids have a great way of being honest specially Girls lol Mel still has lol She is so adorable lol
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@mummymo (23709)
2 Jul 07
lol - Thanks Angel - I think!?! She was fine with me wearing it the next day - just not to the prizegiving! lol At least I know she loves me enough to be honest! lol xxx
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
3 Jul 07
Yes that is true lol and if she is a fashion Queen well it will be harder to please the Sweetie lol xxxxxxxx
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@mummymo (23709)
3 Jul 07
well she sure is hard to please sometimes lol - mind you she is the only person alive who likes my singing - can't expect anymore than that I suppose! xxx
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@raydene (9875)
• United States
2 Jul 07
She is right She must tell the truth.And Daughter please do not wear your nighty out in public!It is not becoming for a grown lady no matter how beautiful to wear a nightgown in public...And tell Niall that Gran says not to pick on his little sister...Hehe..After all she is the Royal Fairy Girl! xoxoxo
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@mummymo (23709)
2 Jul 07
Mom I might have guessed you would have taken her side! It wasn't a nighty - it was a trendy top - and no I am NOT to old to wear a trendy top! lol That is it - if the little madam reads this she will begin to boss us around even more than usual so I'm not gonna let her read it so there! lol Love you Mom xxx
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@weemam (13389)
2 Jul 07
Mo, did you not send sis the picture with your goonie on lol
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@mummymo (23709)
2 Jul 07
not yet aunty wee - scared she won't love me any more! lol xxx
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@dana234 (2126)
• Spain
7 Jul 07
It´s good to hear that your lovely little girl is back to normal. I had to laugh at the comment she made, it´s just so straightforward. What do they say? Only children and drunks tell the truth, although I´m not too sure about the latter ones. I´m sure you looked great, but to her, your blouse looked like a nighty. It´s HER truth. Don´t worry, my daughter told me the other day that I looked as if I wanted to provoke men and added with a stern look: "You know what I mean, don´t you?" I thought I was wearing a harmless pair of jeans, lol. Believe me, those jeans don´t look the same to me since she pronounced her particular point of view. XXX Dana
@mummymo (23709)
7 Jul 07
Yes at least I will always get an honest opinion! Our girls sound a lot alike don't they - maybe we teach them too well sweetheart! lol xxx
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@dana234 (2126)
• Spain
8 Jul 07
Yes, I´ve also noticed that they seem to have a lot in common. If I want a honest opinion, I won´t have to look far either. In some ways, this is a great advantage. If only they could be a tiny bit more tactful, lol. XXX Dana
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@mummymo (23709)
8 Jul 07
lol That is the hard part isn't it - teaching them tact and diplomacy! We can live in hope! lol xx
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@Eskimo (2329)
2 Jul 07
When people ask about if they look nice wearing something, then they don't want the truth, they just want to be told 'Yes', so it must be really nice for you to get the plain unvarnished truth - "NO! you don't look good in it". If your daughter is embarrased to be seen with you, then you really need to change your mirror so you can see what you really look like. You did teach her to always tell the truth, so you have to abide by that even if you don't agree with it. ps. only joking of course you look good in it.
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@mummymo (23709)
2 Jul 07
I could understand all that - but I hadn't even asked her! lol I suppose I should be pleased that she is an honest little soul! Hope your son is back now - give him a hug from me! xxx
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@Eskimo (2329)
3 Jul 07
Yes he got back safe on Sunday around 11pm, the hospital is now slowly getting back to normal (whatever normal is in a hospital), although watching tonights news wouldn't surprise me if there was a lot more still to come.
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@mummymo (23709)
3 Jul 07
I am so glad that he is home and that the hospital is returning to near normal! I wish I could disagree with you but it does seem as though it is just the beginning! Lets hope we are wrong xxx
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@shambuca (2560)
• United States
20 Jul 07
LOL-- that is so cute- she sounds like a pistol!!!!
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@mummymo (23709)
20 Jul 07
Believe me shambuca she is sweet - as for the pistol she sometimes leaves me feeling pistol whipped! lol xxx
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@MsTickle (24966)
• Australia
6 Jul 07
Your children are charming and amazing. I'm so happy to hear little Niamh is back to her healthy self. Congratulations to niall as well for doing so well at school and for being so sweet to his Mum. Hugs to you all.
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@mummymo (23709)
6 Jul 07
Thanks MsTickle honey - that is sweet! They are very clever children - they must have gotten my brains as mine seems to have disappeared! We just heard that Niamh got the excellence award for her year - we were on holiday the last week of school and missed the assembly so I think she will get her certificate and trophy when school starts back in August! xxx
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3 Jul 07
LOL you can always rely on young children to tell it like it is hun, and this is a fine example of just how intelligent she is.
@mummymo (23709)
3 Jul 07
Yep - I guess the blind loyalty she used to have is changing now - at least I will always get one truthful opinion in this house! lol xxx
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@mssnow (9496)
• United States
2 Jul 07
Shes got you there sis. I guess you will have to give her that much for teling the truth .xxx
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@mummymo (23709)
2 Jul 07
She always gets me sis! She seems to be at least 3 steps ahead of us at all times! lol You can't even be angry at her cos she looks at you and smiles so sweetly! xxxx
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@Calais (10905)
• Australia
2 Jul 07
Naaawww.....How sweet...and how right she is...It just makes you smile from the inside...
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@mummymo (23709)
2 Jul 07
Not sure you could call what I did that night smiling but hey I can see the funny side now! lol 'smile from the inside' that is a really cool phrase - yep I really do like that one sweets! xxx
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• Canada
21 Jul 07
She sounds absolutely delightfull and I must say you are bringing her up right! LOL
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@mummymo (23709)
21 Jul 07
Aww thank you honey - she is adorable most of the time! lol xxx
@lols189 (4798)
23 Aug 07
aaww lol mummymo she is so cute. i suppose she was trying to give you a bit of advice on your dress sense. kids dont half say funny things lol
@mummymo (23709)
23 Aug 07
Get this - it was fine for me to wear the outfit elsewhere - she just din't think it was appropriate (her words) for a school prizegiving! lol Well at least I know she will always keep me right! xxx