I spoke up and supported R after the last time Sister and Bone Doctor and Little Jo stayed. Little Jo wet the bed, a nearly brand new bed. We were cross. Of course not with Little Jo, but with Sister for not putting a nappy on her. Ok, Little Jo had not wet a bed for quite some time and I think had anyone insisted she went to the toilet before she went to bed, it would not have happened.
That was mid last year and Sister has not stayed here since. Maybe the timing wasn't right for her, or maybe she was annoyed and thought fine, we won't stay there. But they did stay last weekend after tennis.
They had another pass for tennis today, Thursday, and so R looked after Little Jo. Sister had booked a performance about dinosaurs at an art's venue for R and Little Jo to attend. Because of the heat, I drove them in to the Arts Centre in my lunch break. Yarra Trams failed totally in getting them home promptly.
Little Jo is fascinated with dinosaurs. Sister said, well, last week it was Pinocchio . Little Jo knows the names of many of dinosaurs, the sounds they make, the climate they lived in. I have never found dinosaurs to be very interesting.
She discovered a kids site on her own of the US tv station PBS, which as far as I know is the only station in the US to be taken seriously about current affairs. She had some fun with the site, but dinosaur movies were blocked to we foreigners. Little Jo said she will go to the US to see the dinosaur movies.
"Uncle Andrew, much of what is known about dinosaurs is hypothesis."
"What are you saying child?"
She defined hypothesis perfectly, just a quote of what she had heard, but far more succinct that I could have explained the word.
"Uncle Andrew, can you write this down please, pbskids.org"
This child needs putting back in her place.
"Little Jo, what does org stand for?"
Rather cheeky of me because the first time I typed it in to an address bar ever so many years ago, I typed aug. I had only heard the appendage, not seen it written.
She did not know what org stood for. Uncle Andrew won the knowledge battle against a six year old child but I doubt I will win the war.
Shan't mention the weather except for our ideal of turning the air con off at night and just using the ceiling fans in the bedrooms has gone out the window.