Lashes, Munki and myself were having one of our deep, emotionally mature and intelligent discussions the other day about growing pains. Oh ok then, we were having a multi generational girly chat about absolutely nothing and having a lovely time doing it. Boofuls gave up trying to join in and beat a hasty retreat back to the safety of his computer desk so he didn’t have to try and make sense of the flow of consciousness emanating from us.
It seems the Munki, having reached the grand old age of nine, is suffering from growing pains. Blimey, growing pains, that takes me back. When I was a child any ache, pain, twinge or tenderness was put down to growing pains. Basically, unless a limb was hanging off or we were projectile vomiting it was dismissed as growing pains.
Nowadays it’s put down to old age.
Anyway, Munki was describing a particular pain that she was suffering from while rubbing her midriff. I mentioned that she’d had a stitch in her side the previous evening while we were walking the dog, could it be like that? Her reply was, “Oh yeah, it’s like that but now I have one ‘coz”…and then she stopped talking to gather her thoughts.
Lashes and I, at exactly the same time, exclaimed, “Wonkers? You’ve got wonkers? Well we’d better call an ambulance then. Wonkers can be really dangerous.”
The number of times me and that girl say exactly the same thing at the same time is downright eerie, anyway, I digress.
Poor old Munki couldn’t catch her breath for laughing. Then it progressed on to wonkers being a body part and in which part of the body they would be located.
When I told her it had to be down the side she and Lashes both gave me a funny look. “What, Nanny?”
“Well, love. Didn’t you realise that people have two of everything down the side and one of everything down the middle? So, if you have wonkers, it has to be down the sides.”
It was so funny watching them mentally work their way round their bodies, well Lashes did it mentally, Munki had to touch her ears, eyes, nose and mouth before she got the idea and then as comprehension dawned their eyes widened and they both said , “OHHHHHHH YES!!” at exactly the same time. That’s obviously a family trait being handed down from mothers to daughters.
It’s great living with three generations of us in the same house, we never know what’s going to come out next.