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.
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.




Aidan can now talk. Quite eloquently at times.

i.e. “Thank you Mummy, you saved me”


Mbraining: Using Your Multiple Brains to Do Cool Stuff Just found both boys chatting about cleaning up mummy’s books … and two shelves of Anne McAffrey on the lounge.

Aidan: “I need more books. MORE BOOKS! MORE BOOKS!”

Oh dear. I gotta go clean up.


Breaking In

2yo Aidan and I were enjoying time on the deck, me catching sunrays whilst he pushed a toy car back and forth.

As my eyes closed beneath the tilted brim of my baseball cap, I heard the glass door shut behind us. I heard the unmistakable sound of wheels over the aluminium sliders. He had pushed his large plastic car indoors.

So I napped momentarily enjoying the moment. They were rare. Slowly I stood up to check out what my beautiful son was doing now.

My hand on the glass, I attempted to slide it open in one quick motion.

But it didn’t move.

Again I tried, this time with two hands.

Oh dear, it had latched when he had closed it. I had a little panic. I turned the laundry door. Alao locked. Still not panicking, just a tad more concerned. Walked around to the front door we don’t use. Yes, locked, but actually glad.

So I asked my inner concious: “Has this happened to you before? WHAT DID YOU DO?”

Moments later I had the bathroom flyscreen off (easily done on most homes) and stepped through, clambering down onto the basin.

I stepped into the lounge room … “Tada! Daddy is in the house!”

Little turkey wasn’t impressed. I checked the door. OMG, he had latched the door!

The laundry is now unlocked. He won’t be doing that again!