Saturday 4 February 2012

Listography - Top 5 Phrases that Drive Me Crazy

The theme for the Listography at Kate Takes 5 this week is the top 5 phrases that drive me crazy.

1 - "Can I play a game on the computer, Mummy? Please, please, please?" We have recently introduced Harry to the games on the CBeebies website. It's great because it entertains him for ages. But normally when he is happily occupied with something I sneak off to use the computer. What am I supposed to do now, housework?

2 - "Oh no!", when spoken by a three year old, this means that something's up, and it's not good.

3 - "I don't mean to be rude, but...." Yes you do.

4 - "It's not rocket science". Always sounds sarcastic.

5 - "All of our operators are busy at the moment". You've managed to find a quiet five minutes to make a phone call, but by the time someone gets around to answering someone needs attention and you have to hang up!


  1. Ha, yes - Laura is happily occupied, I sneak onto the computer, 30 seconds later she's leaning on my knee saying 'Can I play COMPUTER games, Mummy?'

  2. Your No.4 "It's not rocket science" reminded me of a time when my son, who meant to say this, but got it mixed up with "It's not brain surgery" and came out with "It's not rocket surgery" haha... So now it's stuck and we say "It's not rocket surgery" all the time. lol

  3. Strongly agree with your last one

  4. Love the Oh No! one - only worse thing is silence...


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