we still have the other one, too. She’s turning out a little wierd though. Might have to send her back before the warranty expires….
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Recently, EM has been working on her writing. She’s been plowing her way through a Clever Kiwi “How To Write” workbook as a break from her arduous art schedule.
This morning I noticed that each page has a place to do a bit of free writing (“Pupil to write a sentence”). It provides some insight into the mind of a 5-year-old:
- It is rainy today
- I love lillian
- I am happy
- I hate dogs
- I love cats
- I love books
- I love Art
- lillian likes to eat grapes
- I had a pet
- I love the ipad
- I love droring (drawing?)
- I love Bunnys
- I love the port hills
- I love the bech (beach)
- I love trees
- I love sheep
- I love cows
- I love school
- I love lillian
- I love henry g
- I love blue
- I love mom + dad
There ya go.
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We recently survived the massive warpage in the space-time continuum known as EasterZac. Or maybe Anster.
OK, I made both of those up. However, we do get both Good Friday and Easter Monday as public holidays. And last Friday was ANZAC day, leading to one of the those magical confluences where three days of leave yields ten consecutive days off work. (Not) coincidentally, EM’s first term of school finished on the Thursday before as well, so we collectively had way too much time on our hands.
After some prevaricating, we decided to take a family road trip to beautiful Kingston. Why? Because no one else was going there on holiday, so there were still rooms available.
It was moist, to say the least, but we made the most of it.
My children (collectively) have discovered the interrupting cow joke. It is apparently hilarious when you have an average age of 3. And without further ado … video proof (~60MB, sorry, it’s a bit large-ish).
It is so funny, our eldest has already scripted the pilot for a spin-off TV show…
The show is apparently a tragedy (in the Shakespearean sense). The last two lines are:
(stage direction — EM lies down)
EM: This is the end of me.
As instructed, I produced a short video (~50MB) from an early rehearsal.
The baby from Hastings likes to go to wine tastings.
The baby from Hokianga has learned to draw manga.
The baby from Gore is studying law(r).
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We recently had a visit from some friends completing a tour of the South Island. They deposited a couple of bags of food with us, including these two inscrutable little pottles.
Clearly they are poultry-related. And the “healthy option,” with less salt than the normal chicken-themed sauce pots.
The contents however are dark and somewhat chunky, not light and, uh, chicken-y.
What in the world could it be? It’s certainly not salt reduced chicken salt.