We should rename it The Suck-Up Season

He sees you when you're sleeping

He knows when you're awake 

He knows if you've been good or bad 

So be good for goodness sake 


Seriously? That's a lot of pressure for a little kid. 

Flea is aware that her Christmas happiness (in other words, whether she gets the pogo stick she asked for) depends on good conduct. As it happens, she's pretty good as a rule so I think her chances are quite high – but Flea doesn't know that. 

Still, you don't want to take any chances with something THAT important, so Flea has decided to ensure that she is the best child in the world in recent days. And that includes sucking up to me so thoroughly I might as well have given birth to a vacuum cleaner. 

This week's gems have included: 

"Mummy, I love you so much that if it was a love tree and I climbed it, I would end up in Heaven." 

"Mummy, I love you so much there isn't a number. Oh, hang on, I love you a thousand infinities, in fact." 

"You are the best Mummy in the whole world, because I like everything about you."  (I made her say this again, on video, so I can replay it when she's 13 and hates everything about me) 

"Is that a new outfit Mummy? I like everything about it." 

And my personal favourite? 

"I am out of bed because I forgot to give you the extra, special cuddle. Oh, and also, there are some wonderful gift ideas in this comic." 

10 out of 10 for effort, I feel. 



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. 16th December 2011 / 11:27 am

    The boys are on the naught list with the Portable North Pole. F;ea is an angel all of the time, feel for me with two very hyper boys

  2. 16th December 2011 / 1:03 pm

    Oh yes there’s an element of creeping even in my three year old! Last night she said “Mummy I really love you, you are my special friend” and without pausing for breath went on to ask ‘can I have a mince pie please?’
    Of course I had to give her a mince pie just for cheekiness and the sucking up factor…

  3. 16th December 2011 / 5:13 pm

    BG sucks up all the time but I like it “Mummy I love you such much” just makes my helt melt.

  4. TheBoyandMe
    16th December 2011 / 8:48 pm

    SHe’s a pro!

  5. Mrs TeePot
    19th December 2011 / 7:20 pm

    Rofl! She is a genius!