Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Entertaining the Young'un



 
Well, you know who is around when a mess like this occurs. R has been asked to be Little Jo's guest at either kindergarten or playgroup for the Dad's or Friends (adult male) afternoon tea. Playgroup is his choice and it will mean he will have to travel down to the Bellarine on his own for a daytrip.

 
It was Sister's dog's second visit to the Highrise. This time she became quite possessive and barked at a neighbour who was barbecuing on his balcony. Eventually I closed the blinds to make her shut up. In spite of Sister's assurances that the dog is perfectly housetrained, and in spite of making three trips downstairs with her in as many hours, still it happened. No probs, I am old hand at cleaning up after dogs.

Little Jo once again repeated that I am lazy because I sit at the computer. I called her Square Eyes because she lies in R's bed and watches too much tv. 'Andrew, the tv screen is not square, it is rectangle'. Hmm Miss Smarty Pants, your want war, 'Little Jo, it's rectangular, not rectangle'. That round to me, but as she gets older, I suspect I may lose a few rounds.


13 comments:

  1. At her age I think Little Jo did very well getting rectangle. You may have won with rectangular but given your advantages I would say by the barest margin imaginable.

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  2. Ha ha ha! Little Jo is somewhat wise! Scary.

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  3. That mess says volumes about Little Jo's future. She won that round, despite your appeal to the umpire. How long before it will be game set and match?

    As for the other mess... god bless your patience.

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  4. That's more like a stuffed toy. Turning dogs into Liberace should be illegal.

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  5. Yes Victor, another couple of years and all adults will be wrong.

    Fen, she is scary. She absorbs things even when not paying attention.

    FC, we treasure the time with her before we become in her eyes, embarrassing old people. I only have to look at the mess. R usually picks it all up and shoves it into a bag. Not as bad as it looks. Of course Little Jo picking it up is out of the question.

    RH, in spite of appearances, she is a great dog with lots of character. I'm sure Sister would not have chosen such a dog, but when you rescue one from a poor life, you don't have a lot of choice.

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  6. You really should get used to the fact that you will probably never win a verbal 'war' with Little Jo. She sounds like she's very clever and already good with words, Aimee was the same and still is..it's a good thing, when women are disadvantaged by physical strength, words are a very strong back-up oui!
    p.s I don't even know what 'posts in reader' means Andrew..major technophobe, c'est moi!!!

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  7. You're bound to lose more rounds, but I'm sure you'll manage to get your own back often enough. You may enjoy teaching Little Jo the finer points of debating and compromise.

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  8. Grace, of course I won't win a war of words with her. She is female. Men futilely fight physically. Words win wars and battles. Je redone les comment for vous. Le clarity now, merci.

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  9. River, I would have liked to have some influence on Little Jo, but her mother overwhelms, with Bone Doctor and R a close second. There is no prize for third.

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  10. That would be fourth if two people are on second.

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  11. Quite so Marcellous. You arithmetic skills are impressive :-)

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  12. Who says a rectangular object can't give you square eyes??!!

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  13. Or Red, round eyes that I used to get when watching Number 96 through a door a millimetre ajar.

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