The TMI Files. Free 2 Good Home.1 chatterbox. 5yo ex cond runs on solar. Comes with ear muffs. Get in quickly! Freedom from boredom guaranteed.
I love Magilla like nothing else, but some days she is so full on she does my head in.
It's nearly 2pm, and she's finally slowed down. She started up around 6am, and has been non-stop ever since.
Swimming lesson and a bit of playing in the water after didn't slow her down.
I know that four year-olds love the word "WHY", but when they get to five, they start on sentences. Because I'm a big fan of the english language in all it's variety, she's developing a great use of it so far.
She recently told the Godmother that she was "hungry, a peckish even," which broke me up to hear.
She also goes into great detail about her likes and dislikes, and is picking up on my speech patterns.
This means that when she's trying to explain something to me, she tells me, "listen to me, I'm speaking english. Pay attention to what I'm saying." (I copped that one in the supermarket.)
Closely followed by, "stop laughing at me. It's not funny, I'm trying to explain this to you!"
I was going to leave her home with YR when I did the grocery shopping, as Magilla dislikes shopping intensely, but took pity on YR and the rest of the household.
So my girl and I went off to provide entertainment for other shoppers while YR, the Godmother and young Spiderboy* have gone househunting. There is one house that looks promising which is open for inspection this arvo, and a whole list of others to drive past and see if we're interested enough to want to look inside.
With luck there will be a couple of possibilities.
*Spiderboy is the new name for the Godmother's baby boy. When a spider is dying and in the process of curling up into itself, if you poke it there's a reflexive action where the legs open out again. With Spiderboy, when he's drifting off to sleep, if he gets poked or bumped, he has that same reflex of flinging his arms and legs out in startlement. It's no doubt terrible of us, but we do find it funny.