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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

From the Archives!

I've been keeping a diary of some of the things my children say and do.   I thought I'd share some of them on  my blog from time to time.  Here's one from 2nd August 2008, when E was 3 1/2 years old and A was almost 2.

It’s rare that my P and I get an opportunity to sit down and have cup of coffee without either of the children climbing all over our chair. On Saturday morning he had made a nice cappuccino. I was really enjoying the coffee and the quiet time in the lounge room while the children were in the rumpus room, happily drawing pictures. It wasn’t long, however, before I heard A's little voice: “Mummy, I need a cuddle.” I looked up, and there he was, stripped to the waist and covered in green texta.

After giving him the needed cuddle, I went to check on Esther and to see what further damage had been done. She was sitting on the sofa in nothing but her undies. “What have you been doing?” I asked, exasperated. “I’ve been drawing, Mum,” she said, with a big smile. “Arthur was going swimming and he needed green bathers on.”


  1. I love it and I love that you call markers Texta's! =)It's great when you get to be around and listen to people from other countries...though I really don't know what a rumpus room is? Is that like a family room?
    (We have Pastor's here from NZ and it took me a while before I could really understand them totally....now, they've either been Americanized, or I'm just used to them. =)

    The children are so precious. I wish I had thought to keep a record of all the amazing things mine have said over the years. =)

  2. Yes, Anita, a rumpus room is a family room- we call it that, too! It's where we have a pool table for me to fold laundry on, the children spread out their toys, we watch TV and I usually do my painting, even though I have a workroom upstairs, because it's more fun being where the action is!

  3. Oh dear, I can sympathise with you! Although mine just stick to drawing on themselves (and the walls and furniture - yikes) rather than each other, LOL.

  4. I have to laugh, because my girls are currently covered in marker, too!!! Green and red. You know, they say washable, but it doesn't seem to apply to skin!

  5. Lovely children, did they do that again? Look forward to following their adventures.
    God Bless.

  6. So cute! My children have looked like this before, but covered in stickers, too!

    Thanks for stopping by Creative and Curious Kids!


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