Sunday, 26 October 2008

Life With a Toddler 5 - Names

Parental Advisory: Contains Potentially Offensive Language!!! :) 18

Angus has recently got a bit confused over names and who owns what. He understands the idea that objects are associated with people so, for example, when I am sorting laundry, Angus will label things with Daddy's, Mummy's, mine, etc. He has grasped the the linguistic pattern of adding an "s" to make something possessive, but not now tends to add an "s" onto the ends of names randomly. This has led to my sister-in-law, Pennie, being called something that sounds like Penis.

He has also decided that my Mother, known as Granny, is better pronounced as Gaga. His Great Grandmother is therefore Great Gaga. And his Grandma, Ken's mum, is now know as Bummer.

HHHmmmm - so his conversation revolves around Gaga, Bummer and Penis. Not good. Let's hope he grows out of this one soon.

Saturday, 25 October 2008

Sunny Days in Autumn

I know that if you read Duffs on the Go, you will have got the idea that it does nothing but rain in England. This is not true - we had a sunny day last week! In honour of the sun, and lack of opportunity to climbing this year (I think we have made it out only about three times so far!), we took Angus out to try his new climbing harness.

At first Angus really hated having this strange piece of something wrapped around him and he screamed a bit and wriggled in protest. He really does hate being fussed! Once he realised that the purpose of this was so that he could climb like Daddy, and to Daddy, who was holding the rope to belay him to the top, Angus was very happy in deed!

This is what he did:
He had a great time, and really enjoyed swinging, jumping on the rope and at times he was really climbing and looking (a bit!) for footholds. A lot of the time, though, he wanted to swing and just play - and why not. There is plenty of time yet to try out the E4s!

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

I'm Tagged!

So I have been tagged. I don't always do these, but I am concerned about the spy software that I have been informed about from my "tagger"!

Here are the rules...
1. Post the rules on your blog
2. List six random things about yourself.
3. Tag six people at the end of the post.

Six random things about myself:
1) I aspire to many things - but don't really have the will power to achieve any of them.
2) I could live on a diet of biscuits, fresh bread, tuna mayonnaise and cheese - just not very healthily!
3) I really like my new short hair and found the long hair a real pain.
4) Mountain Rescue is a total buzz and I missed it when I was in Germany.
5) I would love to live in Scotland, with the German weather and bear festivals.
6) I find baths and beach holidays boring.

So now I tag 6 people but I only know one more person who blogs!
Dr Karen

Anyone else reading this who blogs, can you be my other five?