Sunday, May 22, 2011

Boys will be boys

Zachary has now reached the age where the funniest thing he can say to anyone (or anyone can say to him) is "so and so SMELLS!" He finds this absolutely hilarious and it's brilliant - we've been leaving him messages round Animal Crossing on the Wii, and he's been returning the favour (with our help!). I think Uncle Jamie started this off, although he was trying to get Zachary to say "Daddy smells of bums" but luckily for nursery and the public in general, we've managed to get it down to just "Daddy smells!" Today, Leigh was telling Zachary he'd caught a smelly bug from him, and that smelly bugs were only found on smelly boys - Zachary loved this and laughed a lot...although some of the laughing did sound a bit nervous, as though he's pretty sure Leigh was joking, but not quite 100%. Zachary has also been watching 'Ginger Warrior' (that's Ninja Warrior to the uninitiated), and telling us we're going to Bourbon at the weekend - if's Bournemouth!

Leo seems to be unstoppable in the food department, and there have been 3 similar incidents over the weekend. On Saturday morning, Leigh got up with the boys and got some shreddies in a bowl for Leo to snack on before breakfast to keep him occupied, and stave off those hunger pangs. When Leo had finished the bowl, he got himself into the kitchen, up to the table and when Leigh turned round, had got his arm shoulder-deep in the shreddies box! Then this morning, after we'd all had breakfast, cleaned teeth etc, I was washing up in the kitchen, and Leo was up on the chair again, pulled over the leftover pancakes and snaffled one (just like he snaffled the chicken for the pizza topping mid-week). And finally, we were at a garden centre today - I was helping Zachary choose some pick 'n' mix sweets, trying desperately to both fill the bag and at the same time stop Leo reaching into the containers, taking out sweets and simply popping them in his mouth! I missed a raspberry jelly thing that way, but managed to catch a couple of toffees he was parading around. Surely we're feeding him enough???!

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