Friday, December 28, 2012

Chore, knowing your wife and birthday surprises.

1. I mentioned yesterday to Nick that a lot of Alec's toys were running out of juice -- the washing machine no longer goes round. The toy phone has started to mumble. The bath turtle tails off two bars into his rendition of The Blue Danube. Today Nick gathers them all up and replaces the batteries. He takes in a few of our gadgets along the way.

2. I spot some talk on Twitter about a Moomin documentary on last night, which of course I want to watch. I tell Nick about it and he says rather tiredly: "I've recorded it." I should have known.

3. Deciding where to leave Alec's birthday scooter -- we decide on the kitchen so that he sees it when he comes down to breakfast. And there is space for him to try it, too.

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  1. Your Nick's very organised isn't he? No doubt he's got a recycling bag all ready for the dead batteries!

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    1. Janey -- yes isn't he! We've got a pot for dead batteries and when it gets full we take them to the library, which has a bin for them.

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  2. Birthday so close to Christmas! So nice of you not to do the 'this present covers both' thing.

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    1. Joe, I think it's very important to defend Alec's right to have a birthday as well as a Christmas. I make a decoration-free corner in the sitting room and dedicate it to all his birthday stuff.

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