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>> Thursday, 14 August 2008

Picture the scene.

Boys #1 and #2, saying goodbye to a friend who had kindly looked after them whilst I went to the gym to glow prettily for a hour...

Note: this glow was induced not by exercise, but by terror whilst using a fearsome new machine at the gym. It is supposedly a wonder treatment for wobbly tummies, but is in reality a torturous version of a treadmill, with not one but two moving conveyor belts. Yep, one for each foot, (and they both tilt up and down as you walk on them - not simultaneously or in the same direction, oh no, that would be easy), either or both of which - given my lack of natural coordination - will throw me off in an untidy messy heap on the floor if I take my eyes off it's 'treadles' for more than a moment.

...Boy #1 reached up to hug the friend as she left. She used to be his nanny, so he has known her since he was 6 months old. She is rather better endowed than I. You know what's coming, don't you? As I watched in hysterical horror, instead of pecking her on the cheek as normal, he plunged his face into her bosoms - and blew a tremendous raspberry.

Thank heavens for small mercies. At least he did it now, when after she left we could have a sensible conversation about appropriate and inappropriate behaviour - and not at her wedding, where he's a part of the bridal party in a few weeks time...


Working mum 14 August 2008 at 22:12  

He he he! How did you keep your face straight to talk to him? Keep a close eye on him at the wedding!

Tracey 15 August 2008 at 00:22  

That's simply hilarious! Hope you managed to keep a straight face when you conducted 'the discussion'. !!

ped crossing 15 August 2008 at 00:48  

But did he listen? Oh the things our wee ones do to amuse, entertain and embarrass us.

I hope he learned and does not do a repeat performance once there is an audience.

Tara@From Dawn Till Rusk 15 August 2008 at 08:13  

I LOVE that story! I bet your face was an absolute picture.

Anonymous,  15 August 2008 at 09:07  

Brilliant! Hard to ignore that one. As long as he grows out of that before he turns 18 (in public anyway).

aims 15 August 2008 at 14:49  

Learning really early isn't he?

Jonny's Mommy 15 August 2008 at 20:11  

Oh my gosh that is so funny!

I can't even imagine how I would react!

Irene 15 August 2008 at 20:41  

I love it, to think they were so irresistible to him now.He is definitely going to be a boob man.

Potty Mummy 15 August 2008 at 21:05  

Ladies, one and all, I know what you want to ask, so I'm just going to come straight out and say it; yes, he was a breastfed baby (though not entirely).

Expatmum 15 August 2008 at 22:00  

Well it's all learned behaviour isn't it? What on earth does his father do in public?

Kitschen Pink 15 August 2008 at 22:01  

Think of all the people he'd save from the boredom of yet another perfect wedding video! It would be the most talked about wedding of the decade - and not for the brides dress!
If it happens, take a deep breath, stand back... and catch the moment for youtube! t.x

Hadriana's Treasures 16 August 2008 at 10:41  

Is it because of that straight forward Dutch heritage? (Dare I say that? We have a few Dutch friends as well...)

Bush Mummy 16 August 2008 at 18:48  

Wonderful.. god bless him.

Re the treadmill, good for you. I know the one but am far too terrified to try it out. Is it hard?

BM x

Potty Mummy 17 August 2008 at 15:02  

Hi EPM - well, his father doesn't do that - or at least, not whilst I'm around...

KP, please, god, no...

HT, you're right, the Dutch are straightforward, sometimes to a fault, but I've yet to witness one of them do that...

HI BM, not it's not hard - as long as you hold on. Which apparantly takes away most of the effectiveness (meant to improve core stability etc etc). If you don't hold on - yes, then it' almost impossible. Don't even think of doing it if you want to watch tv at the same time...

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