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Kitty wrangling over the weekend - suetekh
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Kitty wrangling over the weekend
...and no, not a kitty, but a Kitty Rose, Scott and Emma's first born and delightfully rambunctious two-year-old, who have been visiting since Wednesday...

She's a very determined young lady, and still a little put out that her motor skills don't quite yet match her desires, but we've been having a lot of fun tearing after her as she takes in Cornwall at top speed...

On Saturday after a drizzly outing to Dairyland Farm World,  we made a large Black Forest Gateaux for Guez's birthday together, with Kitty helping me crack eggs, beat the mix and spread it in the tins...we then whipped cream and got most of it in the cake and on elbows, and dolloped in black cherry pie filling, until Kitty realised how nice it was and just spooned in straight out the tin into her face...nom nom nom...she then watched in delight as we poured over the chocolate icing and gold edible glitter...and pushed in candles, which were lit and blown out several times so that everyone could have a go.

...she's discovered she likes showers, and will stay in there until the hot water runs out, keeping us updated over forty seconds or so with 'I'm not finished yet'...she also likes to let us know loudly whenever she's done a poo and would like to be changed.  She also likes to watch me in the shower and wanted Daddy to come and see too...

Yesterday we all went to the Eden Project where again she took it all in at full pelt as fast as little sandalled feet could carry her around the biomes...there were chips and tomato sauce to eat, jazz to dance to with Daddy, momentary panics as favourite toys were lost and refound and the very through and serious application of imaginary suncream to all the adults around her...

...of course, once she had exhausted the reserves of the three adults it takes to keep up with her assault on the world she still had energy to spare as Scott, Emma and I stared at each other across the tea-table too tired to do much more than shovel in pasta...

Today she was a tad put out that I had to go to work as there are slides at Dairyland Farm world to play on, and doesn't that seem a better way to spend a Monday morning...
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veridianeyes From: veridianeyes Date: June 23rd, 2008 12:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
See, if thou and I could somehow harness the energy of a small child and therefore supplement our own energy levels...we'd be sorted!

Sounds like a very busy and entertaining weekend!
suetekh From: suetekh Date: June 23rd, 2008 02:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
blimey - if we could just hook toddlers up to the national grid we'd have the energy crisis sorted...she can turn chips into so much bounce!
veridianeyes From: veridianeyes Date: June 23rd, 2008 02:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know! And it makes you wonder how they can still have the energy for growing and the like.

See, theres another reason for me not to have a small person...

They are, to date:
A) I'd have to share my soft toys
B) I'd have to actually, you know, give birth.
C) Small people are just too damn tiring.
D) Dirty small handprints all over my fabric/knitting/craft of current choice.

gmul From: gmul Date: June 23rd, 2008 01:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
there are slides at Dairyland Farm world to play on, and doesn't that seem a better way to spend a Monday
She's not wrong of course. It would appear to be vital to be able to deal with small people in relays, to allow recovery time!
suetekh From: suetekh Date: June 23rd, 2008 02:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I would agree...need a tag team aproach to the corraling and distributing of the energy output...
vampiara From: vampiara Date: June 23rd, 2008 02:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
hence why your little sister is so bloody knackered
suetekh From: suetekh Date: June 23rd, 2008 04:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
...and Kitty doesn't throw the same level of tantrum is her will is thwarted...
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