Conversation between dd1 and ds2:
ds2: that's not fair
ds2: if you say you wont do something unless I do something then that's whitenail.
ds2: whitenail! Don't you know anything?!
ds2: you know! Whitenail
and so on...
I was confused too. It took me about 10 minutes before I realised what he meant was 'blackmail'!
And on the subject of child conversations, the kids and I were talking about all sorts of stuff on the way to my osteopath appointment. Ds2 said in a loud voice 'Ooo that's the Private Shop, I know what's in there' and then leant over to continue the conversation in a whisper with ds1. He saw that I was eavesdropping and buttoned up. When I questioned him he just grinned and wouldn't tell me anything. I'm interested to discover what he thinks is in the shop. If he actually does know what's inside that shop then I want to know HOW he found out!! There are some things that 7 year old boys really shouldn't know!
And on a completely different subject, this is an interesting article I saw posted on a home ed email group. It's by Steve Biddulph. If you don't know who he is then just google it and you should find plenty of references!