Thursday, 11 July 2013

Honeycups





Angus understands - vaguely - that bees make honey and that honey comes from flowers ("The bees are sniffing up the honey, Mummy.") One of the flowers we see most frequently where we live is buttercups; they grow in the garden, all over the school playing field, in the grass verges and along the footpaths on our walk to school. 

We often stop and pick some. "Look, honeycups!" says Angus. "They're called buttercups, Angus, butter-cups," I tell him, over and over. "Yes. Honeycups." he says, looking at me as if to say...that's what I said. I wonder why I am insisting on correcting him, and drop it.

So now we call them honeycups. I can't remember most of Angus's first words - although I'm sure they are all recorded in his baby book - but I want to always be able to remember that at four years old Angus called buttercups honeycups.

52 comments:

  1. They really should be called honeycups! Love it!x

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  2. Honeycups is a lovely name for them! And it's so important to remember these things - how lovely that you've preserved the moment here! E x

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  3. Oh those honeycups are pretty! Lovely pictures for a lovely tale. x

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  4. I just love their take on life, don't you?! :) x

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  5. Honeycups is a perfect name ... I bet the bees would call them that ... Bee xx

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  6. They shall forever be called honeycups in your family! Lovely memory! Chrissie x

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  7. I think Angus's name is far better! I love buttercups and we always used to call my youngest daughter 'Buttercup' as a nickname. So much so that she actually thought it was her real middle name. Helen

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  8. Beautiful photos! They will forever be honeycups in your family now, I'm sure :-)

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  9. That's so cute! I bet they'll be forever known as honeycups in your family now - what a lovely memory!

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  10. That's so sweet! Honeycups is the perfect name... they are lovely!

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  11. Such sweet pictures. I am all for changing the name to honeycups/

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  12. Awwww! You'll always call them honeycups now, we have lickstick (lipstick) and super lard (Su Pollard!!!) in our family vocabulary.

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    1. Super lard - oh that's funny!! We've got sealion die-on (Celine Dion) and bile pippa (Billie Piper) to name but two! This could be a whole new post, sorry Gillian :-D

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  13. Honeycups is a waaaay better name! Go Angus! x

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  14. How lovely and now may I call them honeycups too. I always said wolligogs and double deckle buses and it stuck with the family.

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  15. but honeycups sounds so much sweeter....and they are such a sweet flower! good choice in names, little one!

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  16. Awww Honeycups is a perfect name!!
    What a sweet boy!

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  17. Love those little four-year-old hands holding his honeycups!

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  18. So very cute... I love yellow flowers and even more that yr son is using his imagination and making names ... His own names :)

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  19. Hi Gillian,This is such a beautiful post!!!And Honeycups they should be!!!!Your last photo is unbelievable!!!So simple but it tells the whole story on it's own!!!!Have a happy weekend!!!
    Love
    AMarie

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  20. Lovely .... sometimes these little moments make the whole day of madness make sense dont they ? Now everytime I look at these gorgeous flowers I will think of the words HoneyCups.

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  21. When I was a child we used to hold buttercups under our chins to see if we liked butter, if the yellow shone on our skin - we did! I wonder if this is just a North East thing as no-one else seems to mention it.

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    1. Maybe so Barbara, we certainly still do it here in Northumberland :-)

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    2. No, we've always done it here, too, in Hertfordshire!

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    3. Its a Worcestershire thing too ... !! xxx

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    4. I grew up on the south coast of Hampshire and we did it there too. I wonder if it may be a British thing though as my German friend had never heard of the tradition. X

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    5. In France too! Love this post Gillian! I have a special notebook for writing all of my boys' funny and interesting words and phrases. Last one in date from my eldest: Mummy were you alive in the Victorian times!?
      PS - we have the same T shirt ;-)

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    6. I once asked my eldest son what he thought it was like when I went to school and he asked if I wrote with a feather! My youngest son thought my childhood was in black and white like the old TVs!

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  22. Brilliant! I think honeycups sound even better than buttercups! It also sounds like a perfect ad campaign for Sugar Puffs. I now have an image of the Honey Monster going up to children with a buttercup, sticking it under their chin and saying in his oh-so-familiar-voice 'Do you like honey?' x

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  23. I love this post and, yes, completely agree that 'honeycups' is a far prettier name.

    The two words that have stuck with us are actually quite unfortunate - 'puffs' (crisps) and 'dicks' (biscuits)!!! Ahem ...!

    Heather x

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  24. Blogs make the best memory keepers, I wish they'd been around when my lot were littlies!

    I wonder how many folk in our corner of Blogtopia will be calling them honeycups now too :)

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  25. These should be however called honey cups. Just amazing. MIni always said that a yawn was just a staul (I guess a reflection on my p[ants drining)!

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  26. Love him -and love how words become part of the family vocabulary. Those big pink birds that stand one one leg will forever be maflingos in our house

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  27. That's so gorgeous Gillian, what a sweetie pie :-) Mel x

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  28. Lovely photos and lovely honey cups x

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  29. So prefer it to buttercups. Priceless and a name here to stay! xoxo

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  30. You must record all the little things which Bella and Angus say, I so wish I had done with Daniel and Eleanor and now it's too late. I think Honeycups is a much better name for them.

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  31. So sweet. Isn't this a fun age? I'm a little sad about my daughter turning five in September. Four was really fun with both of my children.

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  32. Very sweet! Honeycups is a perfect name.
    M x

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  33. Sighs of 'aahhh!' all over the world. This really is a lovely post - you have such a way with words and capturing the moment. x

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  34. Aw honeycups how cute! Really made me smile. Beautiful photographs x

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  35. Honeycups are so cute. My 5 year old still calls a bra 'boob--pants' which we all find tremendously funny in out house and keep the word alive by using it as adults. Jo x

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  36. How sweet, from now on I think that's what you should call them.
    Lisa x

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