You may remember from the early days of my pregnancy, Tyler was really not happy about having a brother or sister, which I wrote all about here. Things changed once he had met my friend’s baby so he could see what a little sibling would be like, and as my bump grew bigger and bigger, I think it finally made sense in Tyler’s head that there is actually a baby in there!
We call the bump ‘Honey Nut’ which actually came from Tyler. My husband and I were calling her ‘Cashew Nut’ as Tyler was ‘Peanut’ – so one day when my husband was talking to bump, he said ‘Hey Cashew Nut’ and Tyler came over to the bump and said ‘Hey Honey Nut!’ We were like, ooh I like Honey Nut better, it sounded so sweet. This was before we knew she was a girl, so maybe Tyler just knew! Or more likely, it just from his favourite cereal Honey Loops 😛
What Tyler says to the bump
Tyler does talk to the bump now, well tell her off actually. Whenever I burp (which is quite often, damn you indigestion!), he thinks it’s Honey Nut burping and he’ll run over to pat my bump and say ‘Silly Honey Nut!’
Often Honey Nut is kicking me all over the place, making me go ‘Oof!’ which Tyler finds amusing. I said to him it’s because Honey Nut is spinning round and round in my tummy. So quite a few times, Tyler just looks at my bump laughing, going ‘Honey Nut’s spinning round and round’, finding it ever so hilarious.
Tyler likes to make any excuse to stop me singing. I like singing along to the radio, but it does annoy him. One of his excuses was ‘Shush mummy! Honey Nut’s in there!’
What other children say to bumps
Here are some more funny things children say to bumps, from a survey conducted by Sudocrem for their ‘Talk to the Bump’ campaign:
1. Do you have your own fridge and TV in there?
2. Doctor can put his hand down mummy’s mouth and pull you out.
3. When you’re borned you can go and live with Nana ok?
4. Don’t kick Mummy tonight, she has to get her beauty sleep.
5. I can hear you farting!
6. I can’t believe it, Mam’s only gone and ate you!
7. Even though you’re a boy, I won’t pinch you when you’re here.
8. Go away back to your home!
They are so funny, and it’s reassuring to see that it’s not only Tyler who wasn’t happy about having a sibling!
Do you have any similar experiences with your children? What did they say?
This is a collaborative post but all opinions are my own as always.