Saturday, August 06, 2016

Saturday night not at the movies

Sister, Bone Doctor and Little Jo are staying the night. Sister saw her team defeated at the footyball today. R and Little Jo picked up Bone Doctor from Sandringham where she had run to from here, 18 km plus, in marathon training. They had coffee and bought some berries from a specialist berry shop, and nice they are. Some of the berries decorated Sister's birthday cake. Sis and Bone Doctor then went off to the rugby. Victor will be proud of me. So Bone Doctor, Rabbitohs is the old South Sydney that was owned by Russell Crowe? It became more complicated and frankly went above my head when I asked how do you own a rugby team.

We can't watch our ABC on Saturday night when Little Jo is around. Parental guidance recommended, at the least. So we watched the repeat of the Olympic opening ceremony. It was quite good. Maybe doing things on a tight budget is not a bad idea.

8:30 to Little Jo playing on our desktop, Must be getting close to bedtime.

9:00 C'mon Little Jo. Nearly time for bed. Clean your teeth and put your pyjamas on.

9:30 Little Jo, it is time to go to bed. We will get into trouble if you are still up when your mums get home.

10.00 Sister and Bone Doctor arrive home and the ever so clever Little Jo jumped off the computer to rush and and embrace her mothers and told them she had missed them, thereby not being criticised for staying up so late. Thus we also were not criticised for allowing Little Jo to stay up so late.

Bone Doctor is catching the 7:50 to Geelong at Spencer Street in the morning and Sister and Little Jo are driving on to spend some non quality time with Mother for Sister's birthday. Little Jo has plans of showing her Nanny the game lemonade roulette. Six cans of soft drink, shake one up, rotate and mix them and then each person opens them at random. Mother has often been hosed and wetted. What fun.

Ok, I'm for bed.

12 comments:

  1. andrew I like Little Joe she is funny and clever

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    1. Gosia, as we say, which won't make sense to you, but she can be too clever by half.

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  2. Little Joe is indeed clever. And I can hear my father talking about 'too clever by half' and 'if she was any sharper she would cut herself'.

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    1. EC, the sharper saying is good.

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  3. Sorry Andrew, not proud. The Rabbitohs are Rugby League (two words). 'Rugby' (one word) refers to Rugby Union. Victorians seem incapable of recognising the difference.

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    1. By jove, I think he's finally got it.

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  4. Little kids are so clever they know just how far to push people.
    Merle................

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    1. They do Merle. I dread her getting to teen years.

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  5. Little Jo is a clever one, staying way past her bedtime. I remember sending my lot off to bed, no computers then, but they still said things like 'we're not tired' so I'd say "you don't have to sleep, just go to bed". I think it would have been a different story if we'd had computers.
    I do think leniency in such matters is okay when kids are away from home or during holidays.

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    1. River, yes, there was no pressing reason for her to go to bed early. She slept later than usual, which was a good thing. Now you have to make sure children don't go to bed with devices and stay up all night. Mind, I expect you, as I did, might have stayed up too late reading on a school night.

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  6. Non quality time with mother, I love that. Cracks me up. Little Jo is a very clever little girl. She knows how to work things already.

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    1. Strayer, Mother reported that Sister did not rush or bully her......this time. Mother has arranged a doctor's appointment on Sunday at 1pm thus spoiling plans of going for a meal at a cafe or restaurant or pub and instead it was McDonald's, just as Mother wanted and Little Jo hoped for.

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