The Weird and Wonderful World of Flea


There are loads of things I love about Flea. She's a crazy perfectionist, and never does anything until she's sure she can do it perfectly. She can't sleep unless one leg is hanging out of the bed. She's obsessed with being a boy and since I bought that six pack of sports socks, she hasn't worn anything else apart from her "boy PE socks".

But most of all, I just love talking to her. At four years old, kids just have a naturally surreal outlook on the world that makes me laugh like a drain.

We unexpectedly had a weekend together this week, after The Father had to cancel, and rather than moaning about all the work I had to do, I thought I'd make a note of 10 brilliant things Flea said to me this weekend: 

  1. You were a little bit grouchy just then. Have you got anything you'd like to say to me about that?
  2. That wasn't very good sharing on the biscuits, Mummy.
  3. We've got no brioche for breakfast. I suppose I will have to have pain au raisin.
  4. Guess what my favourite word is to say. It starts with 'a'. What do you think it is?
  5. Which do you prefer: money or food?
  6. It wasn't me, it was the magic man. No, you can't see him. Because he's magic.
  7. Oh, yes, I got a merit certificate. What for? Oh, just being super, I think.
  8. My favourite sort of kisses are when you lick someone's face like a dog. Me and Max do that.
  9. You want to share my brownie? Is that actually a joke? 
  10. It's a really good idea that you put a photo of my Christmas list on your computer, Mummy. Because when Santa checks his email, he will know what I want.


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 February 2010 / 10:51 am

    Brilliant! I really look forward to when Piran is that age. Now he just looks at me and I wonder what he is thinking. He has this look that just screams “mother! what the hell are you doing you crazy fool?”

  2. Alice
    15th February 2010 / 11:22 am

    Flea is just hilarious! Does she know how humourous she is? I hope my little girl is as smart and funny as she is at her age 🙂

  3. 15th February 2010 / 1:28 pm

    That was hilarious.I don’t know where they get it from! X

  4. 15th February 2010 / 6:53 pm

    Wonderful. I especially love the brownie one – a girl after my own heart.

  5. 15th February 2010 / 9:45 pm

    If I didnt know better I would think that your daughter had been teaching my son things.
    he has tkane to licking my cheek when coming to kiss me!

  6. 16th February 2010 / 10:13 am

    ah the magic man, that explains a lot, i think we may have one of those living here too!

  7. 16th February 2010 / 8:57 pm

    This post made me smile so much that I have given Flea a sunshine award over at my blog (and for you for writing about it!)

  8. 17th February 2010 / 2:17 pm

    Shame on you for not doing nice sharing with the biscuits. Tsk tsk.