First Words

The title of this post implies it might be a brag about Little O finding her vocabulary at 14 months old and maybe even quoting a few lines from Shakespeare. But no.

The ‘first words’ I’m referring to are the opening lines of each day, the first words spoken between parents in households all over the world, including mine.

Have you ever thought about your first words each morning?

Niceties such as ‘hello’ and ‘good morning’ aside, I’ve recently been observing our half-awake conversations in the Mum’s Hideout household and discovered the dawn of a new day could be welcomed by Mr O and I in any one of the following ways:

After an uncharacteristically quiet night (i.e. less than 3 wakings from Little O): ‘what on earth is going on?’

‘I heard mooing noises in the middle of the night’ (turns out it was coming from the activity table)

‘Do you remember what it was like to sleep a full night?’

‘I had a weird dream about Iggle Piggle’

‘I wish it was the weekend’ (most weekdays)

‘I’ve got a piece of Lego embedded in my foot’

‘Tea? Yes please’

‘I can’t see anything out of the window’ (fog)

‘I can’t see anything out of the window’ (sand storm)

‘I was going to go running but…’ (insert any one of a thousand reasons)

‘Why is the cereal box in the fridge?’

Cold cereal....

Cold cereal….


‘I think she’s filled her nappy’.

My personal favourite: ‘why is there a giraffe down the toilet?’

I’m pretty sure we can’t be the only ones to indulge in such random and sometimes surreal morning chatter.

I’m going to make a conscious effort from now on to make my first words more positive, life-affirming and constructive. If I get more than 6 hours of sleep, that is. Until then, I’ll continue to stumble on with my hair sticking out at 90 degrees and be thankful my husband is as random as I am.

How do you start your day?

Friday Frolics
A Cornish Mum

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9 thoughts on “First Words

  1. Lovely idea for a post. I woke with my 6yr old and 3yr old in my bed today and my first words were “shhh, don’t wake your brother” followed by “shall we have a coffee?” My daughter replied “I love you Mummy”. Wonderful start to the day.

  2. Hahaha brilliant! These are my favourite types of blog posts! The type that make you laugh, properly laugh, either that or the type that you completely identify with. ….why was there a giraffe down the toilet? #picknmix

  3. I thought my toilet was safe now they’re older as we’ve lost all sorts of things down there over the years including poor R2D2 from star wars 😉 but nope now I find nerf gun bullets in there from when they’ve been shooting each other and missed!
    Thanks for linking up to #Picknmix
    Stevie x

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