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>> Monday, 28 January 2008

So this evening we were visited by The Great Chico Uno, Magician to the Stars, who decided to stage an impromptu show on the sofa-bed in his brother's bedroom. The show proceeded along the following lines:

Boy #1: Ladies & Gentlemen! Welcome to the Situation!

Boy #2 applauds enthusiastically whilst I wonder exactly what 'Situation' he has in mind and why he sounds like some crisis management expert...

Me: Hurray! A magician! But maybe we could just put some clothes on first?

Boy #1: What can you see, mama? What can you see?

Me (struggling to put Boy #2's nappy on as he does an impression of a particularly slippery eel due to the large amounts of cream I've just smothered him in, and facing in the opposite direction): Oh, I can see...Boy #2.

Boy #1: No, no turn around, turn around! Now, what can you see?

Me: I can see all of the Amazing Magician (are you sure you're not cold?) and... 3 books on the sofa.

Boy #1 (hastily stuffing one of the books down the back of the sofa): No, no. There are only meant to be two. You can only see 2, mama.

Me: I can see - yes, I'm almost sure - TWO books!

Boy #1: Now, close your eyes. No peeking... Now, what can you see?

Me: Wow! The books have completely disappeared and been replaced by two sofa cushions! That's incredible!

Boy #1: Now, say it with me: 'Abrapadaber! Go, on say it mama. One, two - no, Boy #2, leave the cushions alone! He's spoiling it mama! He's spoiling it! (Hostilities break out as Boy #2 attempts to scale the sofa and join in the fun. I pick him up. Calm is restored...) OK, mama, say it with me: AbraViagra! AbraViagra! Why are you laughing?

So I mentioned last post that I have a couple of awards and a couple of tags to pass on. I really am the worst at this sort of thing as I don't want to single anyone in particular out, but in the interests of keeping these things rolling (and in the hopes of being awarded more in the future - not that I need validation or anything), here goes.

The first was handed on to me by Jen at Something to Say : About Life in the Netherlands and in her words:

'It's a big kiss, of the chaste platonic kind, from me to you with the underlying 'thanks' message implied. I really do appreciate your support and your friendship and yes, your comments.'

I would like to pass this one on to Aims, Pig in the Kitchen, Frog in the Field, Dulwich Mum, and Mya - and to all of you, if you have this already, apologies, but tough. Here it is again.

So, having thought about it, I have decided to string this awards thing out a little (yes, as mentioned a couple of days ago, I'm short of stuff I'm allowed to blog about, so got to make the most of material as it presents itself), so am afraid you'll have to wait for the second award, but following on from being tagged by Mya a week or so back to reveal 7 Random Facts about myself (see here if you have a few minutes to kill and no paint to watch dry), I would like to tag...

Tattie Weasle - because I haven't heard from her in ages - and Elsie Button. Looking forward to reading them, ladies, and again, sorry if you already did it for someone else. (And let's face it, they have to be more interesting than my 7 Random Facts...)


Iota 29 January 2008 at 00:58  

Abraviagra - that's hilarious.

aims 29 January 2008 at 01:49  

Thank you ever so much! I will post it with pride beneath my roaring lion!

Your children apparently get their humor from you!! So funny!

Frog in the Field 29 January 2008 at 07:27  

Potty Mummy! mwah! mwah!
Well, ladies and gentlemen,
I stand here, totally unprepared for this great honour, I can only Thank Potty Mummy, for her generosity and of course the many, many other Blogging Chums who give me the strength and inspiration to carry on every day. It's unbelieveable that I..... (distant aside: "gerrofff!)
Stop shoving me!
Thank you - Goodbye!

Jenn in Holland 29 January 2008 at 08:44  

Hmmm... I think you need to contact the ad agency who markets that little blue pill. He may just be onto the greatest marketing line of the century!

Sounds like great hilarity at yours!

Potty Mummy 29 January 2008 at 11:42  

Hi Iota, I know. But unintentional - I must assure you of that (no blue pills in our house...)

Aims, I would like to think so. But actually I often think Boy #1's humour is more in the Tommy Cooper styley. Oh dear, just realised you may not know who that it is. Ummm - slapstick, I guess...

Frog, how you can say I witter I just don't know... (would say more but could be accused of wittering).

Jenn, you are so right and I can't believe I didn't spot that one myself. Clearly 2 years out of the marketing industry has filled my brain with cobwebs. Must try harder...

Jonny's Mommy 29 January 2008 at 18:25  

Love the magician story. What a cutie. I've tagged you for a reading meme on www.notesfromsmalltown.wordpress.com.

Just something to have fun with..nothing major.

Potty Mummy 29 January 2008 at 20:01  

Hi J's Mommy, yes, he is a cutie. Even cuter when he's not fighting over sofa cushions with his younger brother, but a cutie nonetheless...

Am happy to do the meme but having just checked out the relevant page, I'm not mentioned. Are you sure you didn't mean that part of the comment to go to Elsie Button? (Great blog, too. Will check that out again. And that photo of the ice on your window was amazing!)

Mya 29 January 2008 at 20:15  

Mwah! to you too!

Thanks PM. You're a darling. Very pretty award too, it will look splendid amongst my blog doo-dads.

Mya x

Potty Mummy 29 January 2008 at 20:35  

It IS pretty, isn't it? Can't take any credit though Mya - it's all down to Jenn...

Anonymous,  13 August 2010 at 09:08  

Magnificent phrase

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