Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Social stories, bedtime stories and highlights.

1a. Would she like me to go and get her a cup of tea from the excellent women who run the toddler group?
"No, but could you hold him while I go?"
To have a (smallish) baby to amuse for a few minutes.

1.  It takes a few tries but eventually I get Alec to drop "Happy birthday dear Alec" in favour of "Happy birthday dear Daddy". Next on the agenda is a chat about who is giving presents to whom.

2. I am so grumpy and pregnant that I can't be bothered to raise myself from the bed to get a book to read. So I tell him a story out of my own head. "Once upon a time there was a-"
"...a norglet who lived in a treehouse with his parents and a pet monkey called-"
This cheers me up enormously.

3. Nick says, when I tell him the highlights of our day: "I like being a daddy."

*A norglet is the word we use to describe Alec when he is being particularly Alec-ish.


  1. You are pregnant!I missed that. Congratulations!

    1. I am indeed! Due at the end of June, looking forward to it with a lot of trepdiation.

  2. Lovely posts again. I like it that you share your ups and downs with us. Some of the best stories, games and activities are those improvised out of necessity.
    I remember on long walks to school, games such as "spot the fire hydrant letter H sign", "watch for the street lights switching on as dusk falls" and many more.
    Warmest wishes and Happy Birthday to Nick.

  3. I loved tandem telling with sleepy nieces and nephews . . . thanks for the lovely reminder.
    I told at a school yesterday evening . . . sweet children, loving parents, great staff -- and told them they should go out and tell the stories . . . not mine, everyone's!
    Happy birthday, Daddy Nick, and many more, each happier than the one before!

  4. Nice to do participation stories -


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