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Sunday, November 09, 2008

Pirate Sprog

Small Sprog was very tired tonight, so I tried to get him into bed early. No sooner had I come downstairs again and there he appeared by my side. "What's the matter?" I said, just a little annoyed (because I'm tired too)
"I'm scared" He said with a wobbly lip.
I never know, when he does this, if he is genuinely scared or trying it on. He uses the same face for both!!
"What are you scared of?"
"I'm scared I might get scurvy"
"SCURVY?"

For goodness sake, what will he think of next!!

16 comments:

Maggie May said...

Where did he get that from?

Suburbia said...

Hi Maggie, apparently, Tall Girl told me later, they had seen something on the TV about scurvy! She says it showed people with skin on their faces which had turned green!! He does have a vivid imagination poor thing.

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

Scurvey, watching too many pirate films! LOL

how went the birthday?

saz x
I will get to email you..thanks for trying...
my other email is sazfab@hotmail.com

Suburbia said...

Hi Saz, just emailed you!! It was the Hotmail one I couldn't get to work, but just found your gmail. Where did you get that nice little icon thing for gmail on your blog?!

MissKris said...

My little 2 1/2 yr old grandson still remembers the thunder from a rather severe storm we had 4 months ago. Even tho he spent it cuddled with me on the couch, looking out the windows at it, to this day he'll hear a loud noise outside, cover his mouth, look at me with HUGE eyes and go "OOOH! OOOOH!" Kids are something, aren't they?

Rose said...

Definitely too many pirate movies! Of course, if Johnny Depp was in them, then that's a different story:)

How did the birthday party go?

Brett said...

And they say its grim up north

bigbucketgirl said...

That is so sweet! Bless him!

BS5 Blogger said...

You could tell SS that if he does get scurvy all his teeth with fall out and he'd definitely have a shot at fifty quid for a job lot with the tooth fairy?

jenny smith said...

Oh God, Surburbia, this is terrible but i don't actually know what Scurvey is. Its one of those things you know about and yet you don't.

But bless him...

Akelamalu said...

LOL where on earth did he hear that? :)

The Dotterel said...

A perfect excuse to feed him oranges!

Mean Mom said...

Aaah! Poor little chap! I worry about getting scurvy, too. In fact I think that I might already have it. Green skin, did someone say??

Liz said...

It's very real concern you know. Feed him more oranges.

Letty - A Little Girl With A Curl said...

Always take stock of what they are worrying about, it may not be scurvy, it may be scurvy, he is worried about, but something is bothering him.

Perhaps he has read or heard something about scurvy, or another affliction, and just wants some reassurance?

give him lots of hugs, and just see if you can wheedle out from him what started all this.

I used to have a night light, in the shape of a poodle, with red eyes. Dear god, it used to frighten me, but never told my Ma or Pa, and I used to stress out totally about the blinking thing.

Told them years later and we all laughed about it, but I needed help and sympathy way back, not then!

Little things bother them, check it all out.

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

That's the best "I can't go to bed because..." I've ever heard in my life.

I hope you let him stay up watching TV till 4 in the morning for that one.

HA HA HA HA HA...

Scarlett & Viaggiatore