The Latest from Jet

Charity begins at home

Jet, like most people, loves finding money. Normally ‘finding’ money implies a certain serendipity. You don’t know who the money belongs to – it is anonymous cash, perhaps dropped in the gutter by an unknown stranger. In which case, with no hope of reuniting it with its rightful owner, go for your life! Pocket that change without a pang of guilt! It’s what anyone would do.

When the money you have ‘found’ was on the bedside table or in the pocket of one of your parents, I’m not sure swiping it is entirely socially acceptable. In fact, I’m not sure that ‘found’ is the correct verb in this instance. Especially when accompanied by maniacal laughter and a gleeful run to pop said coins into one’s own money box.

Such is Jet’s approach to putting something by for a rainy day. Still, he is quite generous with his ill-gotten gains, if a little unrealistic as to their value. The other day we were discussing whether or not we will ever be able to afford to move to a bigger house.

Jet: “You can have some of my money – I will get some more p’s.”

Easy come, easy go, son. If he could start ‘finding’ large rolls of non-consecutively numbered bank notes it would help, but a handful of shrapnel one of us has naively put down isn’t going to buy us an extra bedroom. Especially as that money is actually ALREADY OURS, YOU THIEVING TOERAG!

Pirates: A bad influence, thieving toerags.

Pioneering Terminology

Hot off the heels of the success of ‘Platamus‘, Jet is keen to unveil his latest lexicographical creation. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you ‘Slinket‘ (n). These days he sprinkles his conversation with Slinkets, sometimes as an exclamation, others more of an insult. Derivation unknown, this little linguistic gem is now available to enrich and spice up your vocabulary. If you work out any ways in which it is particularly useful, please let me know.

IMG_0309Answers on a postcard…

Ever the philosopher, Jet recently came out with this profound contemplation. “If cows eat grass, why is milk not green?

Hopes and plans for the future


It’s dinnertime. As usual, in a rush to leave for work, Chris practically hoovered up his food and has sneaked off to the kitchen to stealth-eat one of his special yoghurts without incurring the jealous wrath of the children. Seemingly from nowhere, Jet asks endearingly, “When will I be a daddy?

I explain to Jet that he can be a daddy when he’s bigger, and Chris and I exchange a misty eyed look – what a sweet child!

Chris: “And what will you do when you’re a daddy, Jet?”

Jet: “Eat one of those yoghurts.

You can read more of Jet’s wit and craziness here, here and here. Enjoy!

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48 thoughts on “The Latest from Jet

  1. I don’t want to wish my two little girls’ lives away but I’m excited about the time I’ll be able to quote the funny things they say! It’s funny isn’t it; we laugh at their (often very accurate) observations and almost forget that we were one of those cute little monkeys once! Oh, how we become so bitter and cynical as we age; don’t you just wish we could retain that sense of wonder and adorable logic?! Bless ’em 🙂

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  2. haha we have a coin “finder” too, and it’s usually a race to the money box to make sure he doesn’t pocket all of the money i’ve left out for travel, or expenses etc! :p I love how kids don’t realise the value of money yet! so cute and naive Thanks for Linking up to #KCACOLS hope to see you back next sunday 🙂 x


  3. Haha I love that giving you back your own money. I have to be careful with my daughter now she has this thing for 20ps and when moving her new handbag she had amassed quite a few of them I think shes saving for more dolls! #KCACOLS


  4. Well, I slinket that slinket is a great word! I love the Artful Jet’s plans to help you buy a house with money he has pick pocketed from you. & I believe that the daddy yoghurt plans are further evidence of Jet’s slinketness! #fartglitter

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  5. Brilliant – love this latest list of Jet’s sayings – the last one about being able to have one of those yogurts when he is a daddy made me laugh. I have to confess I have a similar approach to Jet with regards to money left lying around – hubby has been warned that if he leaves money lying around, then it will find its way into my purse! Love how Jet is generous with his ill-gotten gains though. The question about why isn’t milk green would have left me somewhat stumped though – did you manage to come up with a good explanation? Thanks for linking up to #ftmob 🙂

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  6. Haha, clever kid! They really do know so much more than we think, my LO regularly takes me by surprise. And yoghurt, of course. Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Kaye xo

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  7. You have made me laugh, I had completely forgotten how child one would raid our change dish for pennies to put in his money box. It took months to worknout where it was going, the ex and myself each suspecting the other of taking it all.
    Thanks for sharing with us, Tracey xx #abitofeverything

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