Sunday, 20 December 2009

The Most Important Thing

Today was a Tad Nippy.
Told Youngest to put something warm on before going outside.
'Because the most important thing,' I said, gravely, 'The most important thing is to keep warm.'
Husband nodded wisely over his cup of coffee.
Youngest disappeared out of the room to find his coat.
'Actually,' he said, coming back into the room. 'Being warm is not the most important thing.'
'Oh?' I asked, somewhat Testily. 'What is the most important thing then?'
'Well,' said Youngest. Thinking hard. And then he finds the words.
'Loveness,' he announced. 'Loveness is the most important thing.'
And he smiled his Glowing Wide Sparkling smile.
'And then keeping warm,' he added, before disappearing out of the front door.
What can I add?
Nothing. He said it all.

29 comments:

Vicus Scurra said...

Give him a sound thrashing. It sounds harsh, but it is the only possible course of action.

London City Mum said...

What to add? From the mouths of babes...

LCM x

Pam said...

Lovely!

Jeff D'Antonio said...

Loveness, indeed. Lots of "loveness" to you and all your family, and best "wishness" for a Merry Christmas filled with happiness and cheerness.

Granny on the Web said...

A very wise man in the making!

Loveness to all.

Granny

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

What a lovely little boy - gave me a warm glow just reading that - please give him a hug from me. Loveness to you all for Christmas and the year ahead and don't forget to keep warm! Looking forward to more words of wisdom in 2010. A xxx

Jayne said...

How precious :)

Sir Bruin said...

I'm going to depart from my roughty-toughty biker mode for just a moment.

Aaww! That is really sweet.

I will trust you not to let on that I got a bit gooey.

Hope you all have a fine Christmas and a tolerable New Year.

geraldgee said...

Do you watch "Outnumbered"? Your family to a tee.. xx

Ladybird World Mother said...

VC - done it. All better now. xx
LCM - I know! The truths that come out are heavenly... most of the time... ;) xx
Pam - my sentiments exactly! x
Jeff - And lots of loveness straight back to you and yours... and joyness and wellness, and as you said, cheerness too! xx
Granny - And to you, dear Granny. Have a wonderful one. xx
Anne - He is a gorgeous little person... full of wise words. We just had a little prayer that Daughter would be better by Christmas (she is in bed with a temperature) and Youngest added to the prayer, And Pray that Nanny and Pa aren't Dead. (his grandparents) Talk about random!! But heartfelt. Have a happy Christmas too, my friend. xx
Jayne - totally precious! x
Sir B - it will be our little secret!! Good to be gooey once in a while...just dont let on to the other bikers. xx
gg - Sure bloody is!! Didnt you know they use my children for the script??!! xx (Happy Christmas GG, have loved visiting you this year...x)

CambridgeLady said...

That's brilliant. What a super kid :o)

Laura - Are We Nearly There Yet Mummy? said...

Ah he is a wise old thing. He could perhaps teach mine a thing or two!

Hearth-mother said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Here's hoping for lots of loveness and warmth for all of us!

Debs said...

Nothing more you can really say to that. Love it.

Lakeland Jo said...

that's just lovely

King of New York Hacks said...

Hard to find these days but quite reassuring to know that is still here. Brilliant post.

Mud in the City said...

What a charmer!

Troy said...

Stands to reason otherwise the Beatles would have sang "All you need is warm".

We should have sent you to the Copenhagen Summit. "My name is Lady bird World Mum and keeping warm is the most important thing".

Tattie Weasle said...

They come out with things like that just when you aren't looking - catches you right there: Loveness - loveness all round this Christmas than!

Kevin Musgrove said...

that's someone who knows how to get his pre-Christmas bonus points!

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Oh, LWM...how sweet! They do melt your heart when you least expect it. (At least mine do...anyway... ;))

Thank you so much for popping by mine every so often. I tend to feel guilty that I cannot blog as much as I would like so my new year resolution is to go straight to the commenter's blog after they have left a comment to do likewise. Does that make ANY sense?

Wishing you and your gorgeous, funny, delightful family a super Christmas and a wonderful 2010!

Hadriana xx

Tatersmama said...

Loveness... Ohmigosh, how perfect! Out of the mouths of babes, comes some pretty wise words, eh? It seems like you've got your very own "wise man" living right there in your house!!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, with all the Blessings of the Season.
And "loveness" of course!

xoxoxox

Clippy Mat said...

oh the silver tongued devil.
i sense a bright future for that boy. :-)

lulu's missives said...

Children have such a simple way of putting things, really shows us where their priorities lie.
Happy Christmas.
x jo

Corey Schwartz said...

OMG, give that kid a hug from me. He is just precious!

Neas Nuttiness said...

Out of the mouth's of babes...gotta love it!

Wishing you and the ones you love, a Happy, Healthy, Lovness New Year!

cheshire wife said...

I hope that you had a warm and lovely/loveness Christmas!

nikgee said...

out of the mouth of babes.....

Ladybird World Mother said...

Thanks so much for all your lovely comments as ever... sorry to do a All In One Bollocks Comment. Busy busy busy... longing to sit and blog for a while... but that must wait a little bit longer while I get the house straight and get some things done. In the meantime.. happy new year to all of you lovely people, and look forward to seeing all your blogs SOON! xx