Ethan: police … because I like training.
Audrey: shopkeeper. because I get all the money
Lucinda: Dancer, Hairdresser, stylist, singer…
Dad: doesnt want to grow up .
I was in Audrey’s prep class today, showing them the double bass. Audrey was playing a leading role in procedings up at the front with me, constantly stepping forward with information of all kinds, without necessarily paying close attention to the truth.
I was explaining that the string family is like our family – with 4 children, from the smallest (Audrey, the violin) to the largest (Paige – double bass). Audrey leaped in with:
Audrey: We have Eric [much loved ex pooch], too!”
Me: No, Eric died, remember?
Audrey: Yes, Erics legs stopped working, so Daddy stabbed him.
I got the strangest look from Shae, Audrey’s teacher! Even after I told her that Eric had been euthenased by a vet, she didn’t look 100 percent convinced!
Lucinda with her snowy white Belgian “Fluffy Feet”
Audrey has her golden, buff Pekin “Shine”
Pretty Welsummer, my favourite barnyard hen
And a grumpy looking Marans who lays chocolate coloured eggs.
Ethan’s doing his homework and Fiona is nearby. His task is to find Australiana words for each letter of the alphabet. He’s at “S”.
Fi: can you think of a big Australian City beginning with “S”?
Ethan: how about “U”?
Fiona: hmm. OK. What’s that gigantic rock out in the middle. Of Australia ? The famous one.
Ethan: The UltraRock?
Me: Lucinda, what’s an example of a disease?