Friday, April 8, 2016

what is it?

One overhears all kinds of things that the little ones are up to as they go about their daily busyness. A game recently requiring quite a few toy animals involved one of the toys (a hedgehog) giving the other animals "the curse of good luck."

I'm not sure if the curse of good luck is a good thing or a bad thing.


Monday, March 28, 2016

Sunshine and chocolate

Happy Easter to you and your little ones

Saturday, March 19, 2016


As part of the never ending job of persuading small children to eat vegetables I managed to convince Wee Small to try a mushroom (sautéed lightly in butter)

Surprisingly, she liked the mushroom..

I said the standard parent things along the lines of "See, if you try these things you may like them" and "Mushrooms are yummy"

She told me that I was wrong. Mushrooms always tasted bad but then the mushrooms changed and now they taste better.


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

certain expectations

I have been away from tummy mountain for almost two months and I am very glad to be home. The grass has grown and I think if we had a sheep that may be a good thing. We have had a sheep come to visit, but never stay and eat all that long grass. I suppose it is rude to impose on a guest all that food with certain expectations. 

There are certain expectations that are seasonal and so tonight we will follow our familiar ritual and climb to the top of tummy mountain where one can see the clear sweep of the bay and the distant ranges on the other side. Upon the other side there is a very tall pine tree and the little ones are certain that this year they will be big enough to climb to the top and catch all the stars they need to decorate it.

Merry Christmas to all of you and your little ones and I hope you have a wonderful new year.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

the blue whale

The tummynauts in the tummy mountain space agency (TuMS) have been hard at work thinking outside of the box.
One could make a fair claim that they never really think inside the box but we won't get distracted by that.
Many attempts have been made by our tummynauts to get into deep space, or at least higher than the neighbour's apple tree, by using very long ladders.
They have abandoned the ladders in favour of a new method.
Having learnt that the blue whale is the largest mammal on earth they have decide to ask one to stand up and reach for the stars. Maybe they intend to hitch a ride.
Surely a blue whale would be big enough to reach into space?


Monday, April 6, 2015


The little ones love an Easter Egg hunt, but the Easter Bunny had put all the eggs in the long grass (what was he thinking!) and it really did become a hunt. I had to help as the little ones were not doing too well at finding them. In fact I wasn't doing too well at finding them. Silly Easter Bunny.

I think the ants and the sun might find them.

Anyway we retrieved enough to make even The Smallest of Them All happy. Now comes the counting and talking about which egg will be eaten first and in which order. All except for Wee Tiny who just plows straight in and has egg all over her face, fingers and clothes and is now looking longingly at the others' eggs.

Happy Easter to you, your little ones and your families.