Things you said when you were 6 and 7 years of age

September 4, 2014 § Leave a comment

I managed to capture these words of wisdom by Junior on the way to school over the last academic year (2013-2014) when she was 6 turning on 7. I am writing it all here verbatim, just as she said it.

Did you know that sometimes when i’m naked i lie on the bathroom matt

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Did you know that you can’t hear a cat’s fart

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Let me draw a cross on you. The one Jesus was going to die on. I won’t draw Jesus because then you won’t see the lovely colour of the cross

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Did you know that some pears have this bronze’y colour.  And some are green?

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Did you know that cats don’t like water because they want to keep their fur fluffy. Skinny cats with no fur love water because they have no fur to keep fluffy.

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Did you know the moon will not light up unless the sun lights it up in space?

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Did you know that planets are stars even though they don’t have little spikes sticking out?

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When you are in the bath and the water is spraying, when you have a shower, you can feel little drips but you can’t see it.  It rhymes with polecule but it beginns with ‘m’, you know what it is? Molecules! You can feel them but not see them!

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Do you know what hippies do? They go to different countries and bring back lots of clothes and other bits and pieces that they bought.

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Did you know Egyptians had five gods?

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Did you know that wealthy nobles wore wigs from real human hair in Egypt?

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You know you shouldn’t wear make up on your eyes. Your eyelashes will fall off.

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Do you know how i got my tooth out? My wobbly tooth? I took my toothbrush and switched it on and then did this (shows pressing action) with the hard bit of the toothbrush and i pushed it out!

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Do you know juniors wear socks in cold weather. Not tights. And juniors don’t wear coats to school because they don’t have pegs to hang coats on.

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Sometimes Charlotte takes all her clothes off at home. Even her knickers. And i don’t tell her it’s disgusting because that would be rude.

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I like the tunes, I can remember the words. These are one of my favourites, it reminds me of my vaikyste…

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You know the 1920s, the good times? You know the olden days when hippies lived and others? And the ladies wore these things on their waist to make it narrow? And they wore real fur?

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The men will have a stick so when they walk they look famous. They don’t need it to help them stand or walk. They need it just to look famous and really kind of like he is a president. He’s got a nice white shirt and they got orange beards.

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Did you know that your brain is God.  It lives there giving you words to speak.

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Do you know the story of the first man flight? In the olden days,  yellow planes with no walls, no windows. Two yellow things that  you lie on and a stick to control where you are going

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I wish my name was different. If i could choose my name i would choose a name like yours.

Julija you mean?

Yes. .. And no, actually, Liuse because it really suits glasses.

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You know when you go on a bike and pedal pedal pedal? That gives you vitamin x!

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Each of you will have a different skills, some will leave with a maths skill, some with reading. But most important skill to remember and take with you is facts about cats.

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I could have given you a tattoo on your forehead. Dragon spitting fireballs the size of an ostrich egg. Don’t worry.

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When i was watching the sun go down i nearly fell in love.

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Oh no, i just said the F word!

Yes? What is the F word?

Fank goodness!

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He’s a boy who’d like to be a girl because he talks about poopoo all the time

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Once i saw a bajeris – rubbish containers with rainbow stickers on them!

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Do you know why ladies in the olden days did not wear shirts, trousers, socks? Because they were not invented yet. They wore velvet, silky things

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Sestadienis yra mano polis.

Kas toks?

Polis.

A, turi omeny poilsis?

Taip.

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Scooby Doo is really interesting. It teaches you things. When i was little i dreamt about being Velma and solving mysteries.

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B to Lemon: you are my sleeping beauty. You are, because you are a beauty and you sleep a lot! My black sleeping beauty.

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You know there is a bone in a garden. Probably a fox brought it. You know foxes can go to the farm. Possibly the fox went there and picked up a chicken! And she possibly finished that chicken in our garden! Because there is no blood or meat.

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When i first met Zoe she looked so lovely: flower in er hair, clean clothes. All so clean. And i thought to myself: wow this girl is amazing! She is so clean all the time!

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Mummy you are so beautiful. Sometimes i stare at you. (30 march 2014)

August 17, 2014 § Leave a comment

Today was a good day. I think. Today I started working on my plan. If anything comes of it, I will be sure to share it with you here. I say good, because I remembered, I remembered what it was like to be fine, to feel fine. To not feel crippled by doubt and worry. If anything, this whole shit pile of a situation will teach me how to live without fear and stop avoiding myself.

Mary Oliver, New and Selected Poems, Vol.1

August 15, 2014 § Leave a comment

My Mary Oliver book of selected poems has arrived and it sits patiently on top of the pile of books I ought to read next. I have been ignoring my blog for a while now but I know I will have to return here some day and write, no matter how much darkness I carry inside me. The world as I know it has changed tremendously since the last time I was here. There are days I don’t think I have anything left to say. There are people in the world who said it all already and in a much neater way than I will ever be able to. And so I return with the words of a poet because my dreams too leave me hopeful that one day I will wake up and this all will no longer pain me.

 

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A Death in the Family by Karl Ove Knausgaard

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