Originally for Master 3, but now they are for everyone.
Only said once a year in our house (and for the first time this year):
“Today is the ONLY day of the year you are allowed to have chocolate BEFORE breakfast!!”
Seconds later Jai and Aidan find all the hidden eggs, including ‘the legendary golden egg‘. Jai’s words and we have no idea what he’s talking about.
Merry Chocolate Ea(as)t(er)ing everyone!
2yo Aidan: “I WANT BA NA NA!
Me: (Gets one) “Ok… here banana!”
Aidan: “No, not that one!”
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.
Then he discovered Thomas the Tank Engine. For a while we had almost every available aluminium train in the series, most which magnetically connect end to end. That included a boat on a carriage and the fat-controller in his car, both non-magnetic!
A year ago Paw Patrol was spotted on ABC iView. Thanks to his grandmother every character is a stuffed toy in Jai’s bed AND she created a large Paw Patrol patterned pillow case. It is still his favourite and carries him off to dreams of firefighting dogs each night.
• Andy’s Historic Adventures.
It is fun to watch him make dinosaur bones out of duplo, a tall T-Rex with his teepee, and a Time Machine with a milk-crate and training-clock. I have also created Andy’s techno-tablet using plastic lid and stick-on velcro!
The only suffering we have to endure is involuntary coercion to be Museum staff!
To date there have been no AHA franchise toys and books added into toy collection. Whew.
I only hope our boys can part with all these toys when the the day comes. There’s only so much toys a house can hold and a parent can endure!
Jai has a new favourite kids program:
Andy’s Prehistoric Adventures.
Synopsis: Andy jumps into a grandfather clock back in time (get it!) to the dinosaur age, then brings back something for the museum he works within.
So tonight Jai asked for a ‘Time Machine‘. I smiled with glee, but his mother frowned.
Jai now has what I am calling ‘a TARDIS whose clocking device is stuck in cardboard box mode‘. Jai doesn’t yet understand the reference. Sarah is adamant he won’t know for a few years yet.
I can and will wait to make him a DrWho fanatic. Let’s hope the series is still going!
Peter Capaldi’s recent departure as The Doctor cannot be in vain.
But I have a strong feeling the Christmas Special will reveal him waking up, yet then changing into his new incarnation.