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Share your Cadbury Dairy Milk Egg 'n' Spoon moment for your chance to win a £200 JL voucher NOW CLOSED

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MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 24-Jan-14 09:22:08

Cadbury Dairy Milk’s Egg ‘n’ Spoon is back for another Easter!

For those of you who don’t know what Cadbury Dairy Milk Egg ‘n’ Spoon is – every box contains four chocolate eggs, each brimming with a light and fluffy mousse, packaged with little purple spoons and all wrapped up inside a real purple egg carton. Cadbury say "As chocolate treats go, we think they’re a little more exciting than your everyday variety and just a peel, bite and spoon away from a shared treat moment grin".

So to help celebrate the return of Cadbury Dairy Milk Egg ‘n’ Spoon, Cadbury have asked us to find out about those spontaneous joyful little moments you share with your DCs. Whether it’s a flour-covered giggling fit after an hour’s baking session gone-messy, when your DC says something at completely the wrong time (cue much blush all round), or the time when an innocent car washing session turned into a mad water fight… Big or small, if it’s a shared moment filled with joy, Cadbury want to hear about it. You could even have a photo lurking on your phone you're willing to share which perfectly sums up these kind of moments smile

For a chance to win a £200 John Lewis voucher please share your stories and/or photos on this thread of joyful spontaneous moments you and your child have shared. Everyone who posts on this thread will be entered into the prize draw.

Thanks,
MNHQ

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CMOTDibbler Fri 24-Jan-14 09:38:40

My sons best moments of unbridled joy involve our bath, the sloped back section of it, lots of water and ideally a friend hmm It is a very good thing the bathroom is tiled right up the walls and the floor - but hearing the shrieks of joy as they slide down and in makes me giggle too

SaltySeaBird Fri 24-Jan-14 11:40:27

My daughter has brought so many spontaneous moments of laughter into my life it is hard to isolate and pick just one!

This morning I left a box of nappies next to our spare room bed, which is a slightly deflated air bed. She climbed onto the box and I started to tell her off and she just threw herself at the bed, sinking right into, laughing her head off. We then spent a good 30 minutes rolling around on the deflated bed laughing together!

The monsters inc Sulley mask, how can you be serious when talking to that and its responding with its mouth moving and everything. he knows if he is in for a telling off to crack out the sulley mask and I wont be able to keep a straight face.

My grandfather is quite old fashioned and expects when people come round my nan to make them a drink but never offers to himself. I have been trying to make ds more independent and doing his own thing at home rather than ask me all the time to do it for him. we went to visit last week and my grandfather said "supermariosisters nan make the coffee now" ds didn't miss a beat when he said " she is not your waitress granddad go and do it yourself right now" ... I didn't know whether to laugh or be mortified

Bagpussss Fri 24-Jan-14 18:19:40

One of my fondest memories was when we were in central London on a hot day last year and we spotted children playing and having fun in a water fountain. Lucky for my daughter she had a swimming costume on under her clothes so stripped off and jumped straight in, splashing around enjoying herself until the children were asked to get out for health and safety reasons. It was all spontaneous and a bit of fun x

I have some lovely video footage of when my boys were small jumping on the sofa singing the 2 cheeky monkeys song - never fails to put a smile on my face even though they are now humungous 13 and 12 year olds!

Paintyfingers Fri 24-Jan-14 19:26:33

Raspberry blowing competitions always make both of us laugh smile

tinypumpkin Fri 24-Jan-14 20:29:20

It's often the small things isn't it. Tonight bizarrely when I went back into the lounge to find all of the toys out of the fabric toybox. Not particularly odd but I was greeted by two pairs of eyes staring out of my from the upturned box. I had no idea DD2 and DD3 were in there. They were very amused as was I. Who needs toys when the box is just far better?

ArthurCucumber Fri 24-Jan-14 20:45:37

Bubble wrap jumping/dance-offs. The best sort of wrap is the sort with giant bubbles. We lay it down at the end of the hallway and take turns to charge up to it and jump as hard as we can on the bubbles. My two still love it and they're teenagers grin.

Hopezibah Fri 24-Jan-14 21:16:49

Mine are all extremely ticklish and even talking about tickles gets them giggling like crazy. I remember one evening pretending to tickle my son and he giggled and giggled for ages (really hard chuckling, going red in the face, like he was being tickled) even though i hadn't actually tickled him at all. It was so funny seeing him like that. we all ended up laughing!

Theimpossiblegirl Fri 24-Jan-14 21:25:00

DD (11) is quite shy but when we were in TKMaxx recently she was chatting really confidently to a woman we didn't know. Turns out she was trying on sunglasses, hadn't looked up properly and thought she was talking to me! Her face was so red when she realised her mistake but as cruel parents I'm afraid we laughed.

sharond101 Fri 24-Jan-14 21:31:26

This week has been full of spontaneous and very messy fun. We have had a head first fall (or dive) into a very deep puddle and a painting session that ended in a muticoloured toddler. My DS is just forming words and copying everything we say. This week he has been shouting "Morning" to everyone he passes as he is out in his pushchair, very funny.

sabretiggr Fri 24-Jan-14 22:10:32

My DD (1.5) runs into the kitchen and then round and round and round the table, squeeling like a banshee and giggling like mad. Lights up our day when she does it and makes us all smile with her.

TiredFeet Fri 24-Jan-14 22:47:43

My son is three and loves topsy turvy situations, I can make him giggle for ages by putting a nappy or trousers on my head/ pretending he is the baby/ me and dh pretending we are each other.

One of my favourite moments of this year was finding him out in the garden dancing round and round singing bob the builder wearing absolutely nothing except a pair of wellies

HappyMum4 Sat 25-Jan-14 00:11:45

One of our most spontaneous moments was when I was gathering up a load of polystyrene packaging which had come with a large kitchen appliance, and bits of it were flaking off, so we decided to crumble it up and make "snow"! It was one of those "if you thought about it, you wouldn't do it" moments, but I'm so glad I didn't think about it, because we had so much fun, getting little spades we use in for the beach and trying to make a snowman out of the packaging. The Hoover worked hard that afternoon though!!

Bubbles85 Sat 25-Jan-14 01:48:55

For me it was the first time my baby smiled. I felt this was one of the first moments that I got feedback from all the hard work we had put into her.

CheeryCherry Sat 25-Jan-14 07:55:34

My three teens often spontaneously break into manic and slightly bonkers dance or singing routines, usually in the kitchen while in trying to make tea. It lightens the mood after all our long days at school and usually results in hysteria all round!

CheeryCherry Sat 25-Jan-14 07:56:22

*I'm trying to make tea

ProfYaffle Sat 25-Jan-14 08:03:22

Packaging can be great. I took a delivery of some crockery which was packed in acres of bubble wrap of many and various designs. I walked into the kitchen to find the dc with the fat roll type on their heads 'playing judges' confused

After that we kept the standard bubbly type on the kitchen floor for a few days as we all enjoyed walking across it, popping as we went. It's a small thing but surprisingly satisfying.

CrewElla Sat 25-Jan-14 08:32:37

It is the bonkers games that my son, 2 yrs, invents. This morning it is running to the exersaucer (making his younger brother giggle), hitting one of the buttons to play music, then running to me to get a high five, and back to his brother to do a little dance at the end of the music. He has done this about 6 times now and we're all laughing; it's a great start to a Saturday.

Patilla Sat 25-Jan-14 09:35:06

Last December we cashed in some Clubcard vouchers for a christmas meal out as a family. The DC's deserved it as DH was working silly hours and it gave us some quality time together as a family.

The plan was to go into town and look at some Christmas lights, have a meal out and then look at some more lights as we walked back to the car.

All good so far, the meal went fine and we left the restaurant full and happy.

Not far from the restaurant are some open fountains at ground level, the kind that kids run through in the height of summer.

Well, you guessed it, DS (aged 5) ran up to look at them but a mixture of tiredness, being over excited, being a five year old boy and a slippery floor meant that he pushed to the limit and when he tried to stop the best he could manage was falling to the ground in a very chilly soggy moment.

The look on his face when he turned around to us was trepidation waiting to be told off but seriously - we were on our way home, it only affected him, we were happy and relaxed and we all burst into tears of laugher.

He sat there in December, kneeling in a puddle, giggling - probably mostly with relief.

We picked him up, gave him a big cuddle and squeezed out his trousers. We all walked back to the car looking at the lights and with only the odd whimper about wet knees!

Fillybuster Sat 25-Jan-14 11:30:51

Last summer we had the paddling pool set up in the garden for a few days but it had been completely ignored by all the dcs. On a Friday afternoon all 3 had playdates over after school and I suddenly heard shrieking....I looked out of the window to see all 6 children stripped down to their undies charging around an obstacle course they had set up right around the garden, plunging in and out of the water and rolling all over the grass and absolutely killing themselves laughing at the silliness of it all!!

I had tears rolling down my face watching them grin

WhitegoldWielder Sat 25-Jan-14 12:04:29

Thinking about eggs and Easter parade at first school in their playground. All the children took part with either a bonnet or basket and a snake like chain wandered in concentric circles around the playground to music.

Both had Easter bonnets they had proudly made but DS had his haircut the day before which meant his paper bonnet kept falling down over his eyes causing him to grind to a halt every time to push it back up and consequently causing the rest of his class mates to all collide together repeatedly in the line behind and his teacher failing to catch up with him to sort it out because she kept getting tangled up in the line.

DS couldn't hear her over the music and other adults were either chuckling at the keystone cop like exploits or trying to help but failing because of the continuing chain of children.

Of course he's much older now but it's something we all look back fondly on and he delights in telling it to new people about the day he single handily created chaos at school!

Uzma01 Sat 25-Jan-14 12:19:58

I've been going through a miscarriage this week and it's just been me home alone with the kids as my DH is abroad until tomorrow. They've been randomly coming up to hug or kiss me. This morning my DS woke up early as usual, came into my bed & then I'd gotten my DD in from her room - they were giving me a 'mummy sandwich' - which is me in the middle while they compete to hug & kiss me, snot and all!

JoggingKeepsMeSane Sat 25-Jan-14 15:06:48

My DD and I keep having spontaneous laughter fits when we pop into the supermarket to buy milk and 'accidentally' buy some cadburys egg'n'spoons as we spot them on special offer! Our favourites are the white fluffy centre...yumm :-)

manfalou Sat 25-Jan-14 19:42:33

We were having in lunch in a department store cafe and DH was feeding the 9 month old some puree. I was facing DH and our eldest was facing the youngest. When we're out, DS2 isn't the easiet of babies to feed because he's so nosey, so when he opened is mouth DH went for it and aimed the spoon (heaped with orange puree) to his mouth. HOWEVER, ds2 wasn't opening his mouth for food, he was about to sneeze..and sneeze he did. He covered the table with baby food and covered DS1 in the stuff too! He got it all over his face and hair... he looked like an oomph loompa! We all burst out laughing, the timing couldn't have been any more brilliant.

To top it off, as we left the 70-80 year old couple thanked us for entertaining them whilst they were eating their lunch... it made a few people smile that day =)

clippityclop Sat 25-Jan-14 20:00:08

Cooking on a wt day with the help of dds3 and 18months, radio on and them joining in with the 1812 overture on wok lid and wooden spoon and the rice tub shaker. Much hilarity, mess and chaos - the best.

ibbydibby Sat 25-Jan-14 20:19:56

When DC1 was around 18 months we were staying with friends who had been invited to the birthday party of a 6 year old - so we went along as well. DS1 couldn't really join in much, and when we left the hosts gave him 2 chocolate coins. He was happy holding them so we let him (was a log time since either of us had had a chocolate coin). Got into car, set off to friends' house. Doing 70mph down motorway, DH driving - I turned round and loooked at DS1 who had discovered the hidden secret of the choc coins, and was covered in melted choc. He looked so happy!

Maiyakat Sat 25-Jan-14 20:25:48

The look of delight on my poorly DD's face when, after her favourite Giraffe teddy was caught up in a spectacular puking incident, Mummy was able to magically wash and dry him in a couple of minutes (just need to make sure she never finds the spare!)

jollytummywobbles Sun 26-Jan-14 04:06:53

My eldest dc telling us that their best thing about Christmas was our newborn baby smile

changedirection Sun 26-Jan-14 06:41:00

DS has such an infectious giggle! Especially if in pretending to eat him all up!

We have "crazy Wednesdays" in the school holidays, open house for the local children.
We do mad science and investigate problems.
My favourite one was the time we looked for the best way to drop a raw egg from the upstairs window to land intact on the ground.
10 children aged from 2 to 13 years old found 15 different ways to solve the problem, with points for speed, style and ingenuity.
The funniest drop was via a guttering slide. The egg bounced out halfway along and smashed all down my arm!
We had an omelette with the remaining eggs at the end of the day, it was cheap (£1.50 for 16 eggs), fun, and we learned a lot.

janajos Sun 26-Jan-14 08:28:30

One of my most recent moments of joy (and laughter) was when my 4 year old, who is going through a phase of getting into our bed in the middle of the night and then being taken back to his own by 'Papa", said to me, 'Mummy, when I'm big and share a bed with you, when Papa comes into our bed in the night, I'm going to take him back to his own bed and settle him.'

I couldn't get the picture out of my head of my very disgruntled DP, being led back to his single bed by a very firm, but kind DS3!!

Geneticsbunny Sun 26-Jan-14 10:02:07

My oh bought some chocolate for my two dcs on the way home from work. When he arrived home and exclaimed ' daddy has bought a lovely treat for you' my dd said 'what daddy?' Chocolate' ' oh you are goooood dad' accompanied by massive manga eyes and smile.

AtYourCervix Sun 26-Jan-14 10:11:02

My Dairy Milk Egg n Spoon moment was my sheer devastation when I discovered that last years Mumsnet competition/tadte test was only open to under 10s.

As if only under 19s can enjoy chocolate.

Why??????

Why give us a chocolately competition with one hand, make us dribble with anticipation, then, whip it away and give it to children? Why????

<<Yes, still holding a huge grudge>>

AtYourCervix Sun 26-Jan-14 10:12:10

Oh. That wasn't joyous was it?

Sorry.

I was in the bath last night with both kids (DD 7 and DS 4) and they were squabbling (as usual) until I started to blow bubbles (using soap and water and making my thumb and forefinger into an O). They were suddenly fascinated and we spent about 20 minutes blowing massive bubbles, getting them to settle on the water in a dome, making them join each other etc. It's like they thought I was magic! One of those lovely moments.

Until it was time to get out and they started fighting over who had the biggest towel

asuwere Sun 26-Jan-14 11:21:44

I had just cleaned and polished our laminate flooring in livingroom so DH lay DD2 down and pushed her across the floor - she found it hilarious, got up, came back and asked for it again... Then DS1, DS2 and DD1 all appeared, lay down and wanted the same. We were all giggling and it was lots of fun - we even managed to stop before someone went too far and bumped their head! smile

oadcb Sun 26-Jan-14 12:01:04

Dancing competitions and gymnastics in our house!

HamletsSister Sun 26-Jan-14 13:07:45

Oddly enough, my egg and spoon moment involved egg and spoons. We were turned down / rejected / ignored (not at all bitter) for the trial last year on Mumsnet, probably because there target market is not overweight 45 year olds with big hairy teenaged children. However, we persevered. We looked everywhere to find some. Nada. Zip. Nicht.

We found some last week in an odd place (next to the real hens' eggs) in our local, and very tiny, supermarket.

Cue near toddler tantrums from my DD, rapidly joined by DS.

Yes, I gave in and bought them. We had one each and they split no4, using scales to check for fairness.

lookdeepintotheparka Sun 26-Jan-14 14:06:00

I love it during dinner times with the kids when they get into one of their silly moods, doing impressions and bouncing off each other to make us laugh!! My son does terrible impressions but the fact that they are terrible is what makes it funny!

It's what having kids is all about - the fun they bring into your life smile

Mignonette Sun 26-Jan-14 15:35:41

My son joining in with a marching band and majorettes aged two. Carrying a stick he found in the park, he twirled and marched with the most serious look on his little face. The band were in fits of laughter and told me to let him carry on when I tried to remove him because I didn't want to steal their thunder.

MissingPresumedAlive Sun 26-Jan-14 17:37:35

My kids love being naked, I was making an omelette last week so had by back turned for less than five minutes. I heard a little voice say 'I naked' and looked round to see my two year old in her birthday suit. When did she learn to do that?

superbagpuss Sun 26-Jan-14 18:04:16

earlier today when my DT (4) insisted their dear grannie (66) played ants with them which involved crawling on the floor and under the table

to her credit she gave it a go and we were all in stitches grin

webster147 Sun 26-Jan-14 18:41:28

Here is our Joyful moment, after getting caught in the rain we had great fun puddle jumping !

lilyloo Sun 26-Jan-14 19:50:52

Spending this afternoon having a tea party with dd2 and all her soft toys. She showed me how to drink water out of her tea cup and saucer holding out her little finger.
It is the small things.

KnitActually Sun 26-Jan-14 21:43:56

I love to turn my DS2 (2) upside down and tickle his tummy!!!!

RedKites Sun 26-Jan-14 22:08:13

DS1 and DS2 chasing each other around upstairs while we get their bath ready. DS1 used to revert to crawling to keep DS2 company, now DS2 is mainly walking it involves running around instead - and always lots of silliness and laughter.

michele1970 Sun 26-Jan-14 22:39:24

We live near the beach and had gone for a walk one day in the summer. It was lovely and sunny when we set off but rain clouds were looming and it wasn't long before the heavens opened and it poured down, leaving a beautiful rainbow over the sea. "lets run home" said sensible mummy! "No, let's try and catch the rainbow" my daughter said, so that is what we did. Me, my husband and 2 daughters ran in the rain, splashed in the sea and got soaked to the skin. We never did catch it but my daughters still talk about the day we tried to catch the rainbow.

FuzzyMcFuzz Sun 26-Jan-14 23:04:13

When my (1yo) son got the giggles at the noise an envelope made as I tore it up I found myself going one step further by creating a crazy snowstorm of scrap paper made from anything I could rip up- magazines, newspapers, old letters etc. He would fall about in hysterics as I tore the paper into tiny pieces in front of him then fling my arms up in the air to throw the paper and allow it to float down around us. The mess was something else but the pure joy and fun we had was worth it.

Fifyfomum Sun 26-Jan-14 23:17:11

The best for us was when we went to a really posh manor house and garden and our 2 year old pointed at every bit of art or gold plate and said 'this one, 15 pounds?' To each person that walked past. Like a little art dealer.

StillNoFuckingEyeDeer Mon 27-Jan-14 06:28:55

DD1 makes me laugh out loud at least once a day at something she says. We also giggle a lot playing catch - she squeals with delight as we run around chasing each other. I can't remember any specific stories. There's just lots of little things each day that make me smile & laugh.

DD2 fills me with joy every time she smiles and laughs. She loves being kissed - its guaranteed to make her giggle.

Pinter Mon 27-Jan-14 06:49:44

My DD hates having her nappy changed & getting dressed generally

The tears are resolved by raspberry blowing on the tummy & feet

Her giggle is just lovely grin

tracypenisbeaker Mon 27-Jan-14 07:04:30

I know this is a really silly one, but my baby has started to properly smile for the first time, and today he was giving me his best gummy grin ever, and at the same time he did the loudest fart .It made me laugh so hard and go 'awwwww' at the same time. He is a very demanding baby and finding the time to make a cup of tea is like a military operation, (my OH is at uni during the day) but when he smiles it makes me beam with joy and reminds me what my life is all about. For gawd sake, I'm crying a bit now which is daft because i wasnt going to write on the thread originally, but it reminded me of what he did today and i was surprised at how he lifted my mood. Yes, a fart blush

CheeseTMouse Mon 27-Jan-14 11:06:07

Putting my daughter in her high chair for the first time yesterday - she stopped crying and just had a look of "oooh, this is all terribly interesting" and was then smiling away. It's almost as if you can see her brain whirring away with the next plan! Seeing her grow and discover new things is a delight.

telsa Mon 27-Jan-14 11:23:22

dashing off to the canal as soon as there is a crack of sunlight and feeding the ducks - that's really nice.
Also, making really silly improvised plays with the DC on an app from Pollocks Theatre and playing them back to much hilarity.

BornToFolk Mon 27-Jan-14 13:39:55

Last year, when it snowed heavily, DS's school was closed at lunchtime. We spent the afternoon having snowball fights in the garden and I taught him how to make snow angels. Then we put our pyjamas on and had hot chocolate. It sounds so cheesy but it was just the perfect afternoon - unexpectedly off work/school, lots of fun and giggles!

Just yesterday my 15 month old learned that only can he say the word "jump" but also carry it out - cue an hour of him hollering "juuuuump" then flinging himself off the sofa onto cushions below. He had us all - especially 3 year old DD - howling with belly laughter

UriGeller Mon 27-Jan-14 14:39:41

Just eaten all four of the little fuckers. Didn't use the spoon though. I'm having trouble lately with chocolate (my digestive system rebels) but I was prepared to take the risk and I bloody did it!
<stocks up on toilet roll>

They're quite small aren't they?

UriGeller Mon 27-Jan-14 14:41:40

You might notice that has nothing to do with children. Nope. grin

AndHarry Mon 27-Jan-14 19:51:15

One of my favourite memories is when DS was just coming up to 2 years old. We were at the park outside a museum and we found a set of deep muddy puddles. I stood waaaaay back while he jumped up and down in each one. We were there for ages and I just loved the look of glee on his face as he made the biggest splashes he could. Lots of people walked past and said how lovely it was to see a little one having such messy fun!

ChaffinchOfDoom Mon 27-Jan-14 19:57:42

sheer moment of joy when I got home from work to find a picture of me hanging on my bedroom door, complete with labels ''nice irrings'' ''shorts with sunflowers on'' and more from my gorgeous 7yo.

As I am generally grumpy, nauseous and not fun from HG, plus a walking beachball on legs from being 30 weeks pg, she made me weep a few tears. We had a lovely snug as she explained it all to me grin

Nittyb Mon 27-Jan-14 22:08:38

Getting dry after a bath on mum & dads bed, ends up with rolling them up like a sausage roll in the towel , pulling it and watching them unroll and giggle uncontrollably , hours of fun :-)

TheZeeTeam Mon 27-Jan-14 23:25:03

They don't exist here. Can you please send me 6 so our family can try them? You know, in the interest of not leaving out us poor aliens. wink

TheZeeTeam Mon 27-Jan-14 23:26:57

Actually, I misread the op. I thought you were all sharing joyful moments you'd had with your children whilst eating Egg'n'Spoons. blush
But hey, Cadburys! Feel free to send a few over here anyway!

whattoWHO Tue 28-Jan-14 07:47:56

So many!

Puddle jumping, singing carols on the way home from school (in January, making everyone else in the high street smile),tickle fights.

The day she decided to make a mud bath in the garden, wearing silly things on her head, hiding under her mountain of teddies.

And many more!

Jinty64 Tue 28-Jan-14 10:56:15

DSs 2&3 were 10 and 8 when DS3 (7) was born. Now they are teenagers they take little to do with him and find him a bit of a pest. Due to sensory issues DS2 doesn't like to be touched so imagine my amazement when I discovered them having a "tickle fight". They just couldn't stop laughing and neither could I. I wish I'd had a video!

MadMonkeys Tue 28-Jan-14 11:13:08

Unbridled happiness generally involves splashing in the bath, jumping and splashing in puddles or running whooping in the great outdoors!

clubnail Tue 28-Jan-14 12:24:04

So many!!!

First one that came to mind, DS (three) loves vacuuming, but our Dyson is too big for him. His joyous little face when we found him a child's size version is a picture I will treasure. And he brings his vacuum cleaner out every time we do the vacuuming, following us round with his, grinning all the time.

CointreauVersial Tue 28-Jan-14 13:13:35

Like many families, nothing is so funny as a burping competition after lunch. It reduces the DCs to tears of laughter, particularly if DH joins in. We're so immature. blush

Or unexpectedly driving five times round a roundabout. That always sets the passengers off giggling and shrieking.

cspinks12 Tue 28-Jan-14 14:02:18

I bought my sister a lovely pair of slippers for Christmas and showed them to my daughter. I loved them so much I kept them for myself and told my daughter. just before Christmas I visited my mam and dad and my sister was there and the little devil broke her neck to tell her. we were all in fits of laughter and I have now learnt never to tell her anything and if I buy someone a present don't keep it for myself!!!

cspinks12 Tue 28-Jan-14 14:25:32

I bought my sister a pair of lovely slippers for Christmas, in fact they were so nice I kept them for myself. unfortunately I showed my daughter them previously and told them they were for her auntie. she saw me wearing them and told me off and said they were for her auntie, I had to tell her not to say anything.
just before Christmas we went to visit my mam and dad and my sister was there. my daughter broke her neck to tell my sister about her slippers we were all in fits of laughter and will be a family joke for quite some time I think. I have learnt never to tell her anything and to never keep a present that I have bought someone else.

Happiestinwellybobs Tue 28-Jan-14 21:00:04

When my beautiful 2 year old is playing with our dog. The squeals of excitement as they charge around the house, or as she tries to put chalk on him, or make him play buses with her smile

majjsu Tue 28-Jan-14 22:11:48

My little girl is 3 and she loves to pull funny faces, inherited from me, I think. The thing is she looks so cute and cheeky, the faces look all very similar, they make me laugh a lot, then she copies me too. We end up in a heap, having the giggles. Priceless!

kateandme Wed 29-Jan-14 05:19:54

when they see us giggling at the tv and do an outragious laugh too which sets us all off in fits and giggles and tickling fits.

beeelaine Wed 29-Jan-14 10:55:52

My man has had a bad back for a couple of years now and he finds it hard to go camping as sleeping on the floor is not good for him, so me and our son like to set the tent up in the garden, our egg and spoon moment is when we have a sneeky 'midnight feast' in the tent, our son loves camping out during the warmer weather! x

museumworker Wed 29-Jan-14 12:37:46

Got caught in a heavy downpour with DD once - no coats or waterproof shoes. We ended up running and laughing, and jumping in the puddles! We were soaking by the time we got home, but smiling. A towelling down, some PJs and a hot chocolate later we still had a grin on our faces!

Fletch049 Wed 29-Jan-14 13:15:56

My sister n daughter loves these, think they are expensive though.

LaTrucha Wed 29-Jan-14 13:29:25

I have, through silliness born of pure desperation, managed to make tooth-brushing time joyous. Each morning and night, from the depths of my subconscious, just the right combinations of silly songs and noises spill out of my mouth for just long enought to get the dcs smiling and opening their mouths. I wish it had happened sooner but i'm very greateful now!

Puddlesuits and wellies jumping in the potholes at the harbour, too.

IPokedABadgerWithASpoon Wed 29-Jan-14 14:10:25

Mine has to be watching ds1 (just returned 3) make ds2 (8 months) laugh by dancing around or making funny noises at him - the baby will start belly laughing which makes ds1 giggle until they both can't play anymore, very sweet to watch!

HootyMcOwlface Wed 29-Jan-14 20:06:17

My DS has fits of giggles when his cuddly bears come to life, like when they have a drink or kick a ball. He laughs his little head off and we all end up joining in too.

silverlace Wed 29-Jan-14 21:06:54

My DS aged 7 giggles hysterically in the bath when I pour water from a jug on him from a great height. He just loves it.

aristocat Thu 30-Jan-14 17:44:08

A joyful moment here is simply baking with DD. She enjoys it so much and loves to really get 'stuck in' and get her hands messy with things like scones and bread.

I enjoy cooking so to see my little girl love it aswell is a delight and afterwards we can have our (chocolate) cake and eat it too grin.

salsmum Fri 31-Jan-14 09:30:32

My Daughter was born prematurely at 29 weeks, we would spend most of our first year back and forth to Hospitals. My son was 4 and a half when we attended a clinic which was also a shared IVF clinic...A lady walked in proudly with her 3 babies in the quiet waiting room and my son stood on a chair and pointed at her and shouted at the top of his voice look Mum...giblets! We were blush but it certainly cheered up an otherwise dull day!

When my DS and DD were little, I came into my bedroom one morning to find they had put on some music to dance to.

They were both bouncing on the bed stark naked, and singing along (very loudly and out of tune) to "Jump" by Van Halen.

Punkatheart Fri 31-Jan-14 21:32:25

My teen has lots of problems and when she laughs, it is such a blessing. Running across a field because we thought an innocent cow was a bull and forgetting that life was hard, was probably the most fun.

woodchuck Sat 01-Feb-14 11:35:16

My DCs are getting older now, so we have different kinds of spontaneous joy moments. I guess DH still does a lot of the roughhousing that he has always done with them, and they still love being jumped out on and tickled etc. I am finding my interactions withthem much more 'grown up' these days. They love wordplay and puns and all three of us were totally kinked laughing last night when watching a Muppets/Lady7 Gaga special, where Gaga was singing 'take me to Venus' and DD (age 8) totally misheard!

DinoSnores Sat 01-Feb-14 20:06:30

One of our moments would be watching the children (3.5yo DS and 11mo DD) 'chatting' and giggling with each other. It is amazing that they can communicate in their own way with lots of squealing and giggling and to see the delight that they both take in each other!

Cherryjellybean Tue 04-Feb-14 17:31:28

I once suggested that 2 year old dd tried to catch a pidgen as a way to get her to walk down the high street. Its turned into the best game ever as she looks hilarious, never gets close to them, and i have even seen people in the street laugh with us smile

flamingtoaster Thu 06-Feb-14 12:23:10

DS always loved puddles and we used to go puddle jumping (with him in an all over suit) when we could. One summer we were at an outdoor event and there had been torrential rain for several days which produced the biggest puddle anyone had ever seen at one end of the field. My son (then 2) wanted to paddle in it so we all did - it was great fun. As we walked back to the car I could hear a funny squelching noise - and realized it was coming from DS. We looked at him and realized his wellies were full of water - right up to the very top! We laughed so much we were almost in tears as we emptied out his boots.

Lovewhereilive Thu 06-Feb-14 18:23:34

DS3 being ever so serious and trying his best to copy all the dance moves to wannabe by the spice girls on just dance. The dinosaur onesie topped it off!

Wjjkl Fri 07-Feb-14 11:53:54

When my son smiles & wriggles crazily at my terrible singing complete with actions! At least he appreciates the "tunes"!

MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 07-Feb-14 12:15:24

Hi everyone, thanks for all the posts smile Congratulations to clippityclop who won the prize draw for a £200 John Lewis voucher. We'll be in touch shortly.

feathermucker Thu 27-Feb-14 09:49:10

When I was very poorly with a bad back, my 7 year old son was fetching me little things like a drink, snacks and drawing pictures to cheer me up. he even did little 'shows' to "make you hapoy Mum".

Difficult few years for us, but hes my light xxx

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