The Mystery of Six

Kids are basically creatures of mystery.

Like why is it Flea can’t hear me when I’m at the top of the stairs and calling her because her bath is ready… but she can hear the opening of a packet of Munchies from 500 feet?

Or why is it that Flea can be exhausted and unable to walk another step if we’re at the supermarket, but discovers previously unimagined reserves of energy if we pass by the park on the way home?

Some mysteries, though, are just beyond the power of human reason.

Like why, when we had spent an hour stuck in traffic on the M6 yesterday, did I glance in the rear-view mirror to find that my six-year-old child – who had a portable DVD player, a Kindle, two books, and a Nintendo 3DS at her disposal – had decided that the best way to entertain herself was by working out how to get naked without removing a seatbelt?

Thanks to Kate for tagging me in the ‘why’ meme. 


Sally is a full-time blogger and founder of the Tots100, Trips100, Foodies100 and HIBS100 communities, along with the MAD Blog Awards. She spends a bit too much time on the Internet. She’s also a very happy Mum to Flea, the world’s coolest ten year old.

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  1. 15th July 2012 / 11:00 am

    That is just incredible. Any kids with that much character and ingenuity is going to go far in life.
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    • 16th July 2012 / 8:58 am

      Either that, or she’s going to end up somewhere very, very odd.

  2. 15th July 2012 / 11:58 am

    Oh, I do that all the time. It’s great fun, you should try it yourself. Added points for doing while driving!
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    • 16th July 2012 / 8:58 am

      Ha! I demand photography.

  3. 15th July 2012 / 6:55 pm

    All I can say is that kids copy their parts. Fact.
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    • 16th July 2012 / 8:59 am

      I can ASSURE you I am not flexible enough.

    • 16th July 2012 / 8:59 am

      That’s one way to look at it 😉

  4. 15th July 2012 / 7:39 pm

    Ha ha ha. That’s just brilliant!!! What a fantastic way to pass time :0)
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    • 16th July 2012 / 8:59 am

      I know, but honestly – WHERE does an idea like that come from?

  5. Suzanne
    15th July 2012 / 7:40 pm

    I love this post – so simple yet fun. What a cutie your flea is…..and a bit of a Houdini with it!

    • 16th July 2012 / 8:59 am

      That’s one word for it.

  6. Scott
    15th July 2012 / 8:07 pm

    It means she’s streetwise. She’s telling the ‘hood: “Don’t carjack us – we’ve been done already”. Were it not for her, you’d now both be naked – and purseless.

    • 16th July 2012 / 9:00 am

      Ah. Now it all makes sense. Thank goodness for Flea and her selfless nudity.

  7. TheBoyandMe
    15th July 2012 / 8:16 pm

    Actually laughing out loud. Was she completely naked or just her top?

    • 16th July 2012 / 9:00 am

      I will simply say my daughter commits to her projects. Entirely.

  8. 15th July 2012 / 8:18 pm

    You have just got to love Flea child of mystery !

    • 16th July 2012 / 9:00 am

      Well, it did make me laugh in an otherwise stressful situation!

    • 16th July 2012 / 7:27 pm

      She’s a legend, isn’t she?

  9. One Mother's Notes
    16th July 2012 / 9:22 am

    Absolutely fantastic. I don’t think that’s an easy task to do either so well done. What a smart cookie.

    • 16th July 2012 / 7:27 pm

      Well, I’ve never tried but it doesn’t sound like it would be simple…

  10. Chelsea Williams
    16th July 2012 / 6:56 pm

    I love this what i fab idea!

    • 21st July 2012 / 9:17 pm

      You’re going to try it, aren’t you?

  11. 16th July 2012 / 9:42 pm

    There’s some deep message in there somewhere about how tech is nowhere near as satisfying as more traditional pastimes, but I’m not sure getting naked without taking off your seat belt could be classed a “traditional” pastime…

    Thanks for making me giggle 🙂
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    • 21st July 2012 / 9:18 pm

      Well, it’s not traditional in MY family. I can’t speak for yours 😉

  12. 17th July 2012 / 8:47 pm

    So funny 🙂

  13. Richard
    18th July 2012 / 8:47 pm

    That’s so funny I’ve got two boys who always seem to strip off at the most inappropriate times.

    • 21st July 2012 / 9:18 pm

      It’s a kid thing. Got to be.