Tuesday, November 25, 2008

where have we been?

Some times on tummy mountain, when the winds blow and the seasons change it is time to go beyond the pond and the swing, and explore the valleys beyond. The little ones navigate by the tried and true technique of climbing trees to see where to go next. In this fashion we have travelled all around tummy mountain, to arrive back here were we started. The scientists among us have concluded that tummy mountain is indeed round. Rounder than previously thought. Now we know that it is all nonsense about coming to the edge of tummy mountain and falling off.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

yellow balloons

Wee Small and the Tiny One are both in agreement, which in itself is a wonderful thing. Their favourite colour is “lellow.”

They also love balloons, but this is a topic of contention. You see, Wee Small loves “aa-lloons” whereas The Tiny One loves “BOONS.”

I thought to myself “what an odd word ‘boon’”

I felt strangely compelled. I could feel it had an attraction either to me or in some way this place, Tummy Mountain. It was time to look in the big books. The little ones climbed to the highest shelf and knocked the largest dustiest book onto the floor. I blew the dust off the cover to reveal its title, Wikipedia, and we flipped to the relevant page to learn;

“Boon is also a common Chinese name derived from the Chinese Character 'Wen', meaning honest and kind, giant Chinese pandas”

Honest and kind giant Chinese Pandas!

Not just honest and kind, but also giant!

The little ones have rushed outside to find some honest and kind giant Chinese pandas.

Monday, November 10, 2008

when the rain comes

When the rain comes it is a time of great jubilation on tummy mountain. Puddles come back to life, all ready to be jumped in. Mud gains those special curative properties enhanced by being flung about. Windows steam up all ready for new drawings to be smeared into them by little fingers.

For the small one though it is a time of quiet introspection with an umbrella.

Friday, November 7, 2008

...and a hot chocolate.

The little ones have done a very large walk with legs that are very small. All they way around tummy mountain. Now they are warming up by the fire and waiting for a hot chocolate.

Saturday, November 1, 2008