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Becoming

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.

Jai found my battery-whipper-snipper on the outdoor table. I found him pounding the piles of mown 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 favour: If I buy the same model, I will have extra battery & charger. And possibly spare parts.

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.

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. 

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Blue Wren vs Fly

Ten Blue Wrens: And What a Lot of Wattle! Sitting on the deck with Jai (5.5 years young) in my lap, I wondered if I was going to snap a decent photograph of the blue-wrens about 3 metres away.

“Daddy, can you photograph that fly?”

I turn to photograph it, but as I do – the small blue wren flutters onto the deck, snaps at the same fly, it falls from its roost, and the bird snapped it right out of the air, swallowing it whole.

I couldn’t photograph that moment, it all happened so fast. But I did snap a few shots of the blue wren standing content after a quick feed.

Jai was still in my lap. As I am capturing the posing blue-wren, Jai starts blubbering….

“Oh dear, I am never going to see that fly ever ever ever again! {crying and wailing} I want that fly! Why didn’t you photograph it sooner?!” He is surprisingly articulate.

I shake my head and say “But dude, buddy, I got some great photos of the blue wren!”

“I don’t care about the blue wren! I want a photo of a fly!”

“Dude, There are ten trillion trillion trillion fly’s on the planet. Blue wrens are rare!”

The conversation ended as he went off crying. The blue-wren flew over and sat beside me and cocked his head to one side as if to say “Yeah, kids, they are not easy!”

Check out my shots below:

Blue Wren on Deck

Blue Wren Hunting Lunch

Blue Wren Sits Close

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Jai’s Time Travel Adventure 

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, thrn 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! 

Epilogue:

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.