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“I WANT MANGO.  I WANT MANGO.  I WANT MANGO.  I WANT MANGO.  I WANT MANGO.”

Aidan has an addiction. 

Can you guess what is?

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Precious

We must have been talking about weddings:
Jai: “Daddy, Aidan and I are getting married!”
Me: “Oh? When?”
Stop right there: Jai is 5yo, Aidan is now 2.5yo, and they are very precocious brothers.
Jai: “Today!”
Me: “Do you have a ring? Do you have a celebrant?”
Jai: “Oh…”

Doctor Who Tardis Cotton Beach Bath Towel 70 x 140cm Conversation over. For a while.
A little while later we decided to take down and wash loungeroom curtains. (I feel certainly we are one of very few renters who wash curtains, clean windows and look after the gardens!)

First time, so we notice they hang on standard metal curtain rings. Jai sees one and his eyes light up.
LEGO Lord of the Rings
“May I have one?”
“Sure… why?”
“I need a precious ring!”

I smile and say…

“Will it be your precious?”
“Oh yes, it will be my precious!”

Not kidding, true story. Not exact sure why, but the wedding was cancelled.

Oh, precious was given back and has resumed life as a standard curtain ring.

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Becoming

Alice Through the Looking-Glass When Jai was 2yo I hoped he’d be an astronaut or paleontologist when he grew up.

Now he is 5.5yo.

On Friday night he composed his first poem.

STORM

Oh sun, oh sun
If you make a sun storm
I will make a line
Everyone will follow me
and I will lead them to shelter

Today he ‘chalked’ his first major masterpiece: Everyday he impresses me.

 

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Damage Control

There is an upside to everything.

John Deere - Electronic Lawn Mower Jai found my battery-powered whipper-snipper on the outdoor table. I found him pounding the piles of mowed grass with it.

I was angry yet sighed with relief that battery was removed, so he couldn’t hurt himself.

The whipper-snipper initially appeared undamaged. Whilst Jai sat in his time-out chair, I checked it out.
Hmmm.
Push-thingie in head not there. Quite sure it was there when last used. Without it, the spool can’t be removed easily.

Then I realised this could actually work in my favor: If I buy the same model, I will have extra battery & charger. And possibly spare parts.

Trueshopping® 58cc Petrol Multi Tool Long Reach Multi Function 5 In 1 Garden & / Need to buy new whipper-snipper.

Their mummies birthday gift will have to wait another week.

Sigh.

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Aidan the Primate

2yo Aidan: “I WANT BA NA NA!

Me: (Gets one) “Ok… here banana!”

Aidan: “No, not that one!”

20mins later.

Piranhas Don't Eat Bananas Aidan: “I like NA NA!

Me: (Gets same one) “Ok…  banana!”

Aidan: “Not that one!”

Sigh. An hour later

Aidan: “May I have banana!” Some tears.

Me: (Gets SAME one) “Ok… this banana?!”

Aidan: “Mmmmm… ok.” Peels himself, returns to smash toys into each other.

Being a Dad isn’t too hard.