Looks like Sam is planning on becoming a poet, yesterday he spent the morning playing with a balloon and saying the following

Balloons – By Sam

Balloon, balloon how do you fly.
I fly so high I can reach the sky
If you get a ladder or a rocket you can reach me.

Balloon, balloon how do you stay down low
I stay down low when you hold me with your hand


Of royal descent – another Sammyism

crownThe other night there were some noises coming from Sam’s bedroom, I went to see him to find him sat up in bed saying

my pajamas are covered in blood

as you can imagine Mummy started scanning his pajamas quickly to see what had been going on, while I was doing this

and my duvet

ok something major has been going on

and my curtains

Oh My I start thinking there must have been some sort of massacre in my sons room while Mummy and Daddy sat downstairs. Now with all this blood around I would have thought I would have been able to see some, but no nothing that I can spot.

So not to the quick Mummy investigation!

I start enquiring, what has he done? what does he mean? etc, etc

the response had me in hysterics

it’s from my French lesson at nursery Mummy

so it seems that we are of royal descent and have blue blood in our house or for anyone who hasn’t worked it out yet Sammy sometimes wears blue pajamas, has a blue duvet set and blue curtains, or in french BLEU not blood!



Thanks to CBeeBies and in particular Gigglebiz Sammy has learnt about knock, knock jokes.
I know this is how he has learnt about them as he follows a joke with the statement

just like gigglebiz mummy

and I agree they are just as bad as the ones on the show, or maybe just a little bit worse.
So here are a few examples


First attempt

knock, knock

who’s there?

nanna and grandad

nanna and grandad who?


anything in Sammy’s world usually means nothing


knock, knock

who’s there?


Daddy who?

Daddy Duncan


Then Daddy Duncan came home and the jokes didn’t improve at all, here was one of Daddy Duncan’s better ones!

knock, knock

who’s there?


Tombli who?

no not Tombli who, Tombli BOO!


and one last one that had Daddy Duncan and myself giggling away for a while, a good old fashioned one that seemed to go wrong, remember Sammy knows exactly how a knock, knock joke goes now!

knock, knock

who’s there?

Twit ta

Twit ta what!

hysterics from us and very confused looking Sammy

More Sammyisms


Here are just a few random things that we remember Sammy saying at various times, these were (or in some cases still are) things that were regular parts of our lives for a while, some of them took longer to translate than others

cheetha                – water, this one was a real challenge to work out,

duddle                  – cuddle

lilk                        – milk

jamammas          –  pyjamas