Monday, 11 January 2016

Doorbells, daffodils and gardens made of Lego...

Twins - I don't know what goes on in those bonkers brains of theirs but it does keep me smiling.

I suppose that you could say there is a general theme here at the minute of the both of them trying to make sense of the world in their own unique way.

Last week, the following:

One afternoon we arrived home from school as usual.  Twin girl ran up to the front door and started playing with the doorbell (which doesn't work most of the time - the game is to try to get it to work).  Then, stopping for a second she asked, "Mum, have you moved the doorbell?  It's lower".

Erm, no not exactly.  As you might be able to guess it was her that had grown taller and not the doorbell that had suddenly moved a few inches down the door frame, although it did take her a little time to understand this.  What was funnier is that her twin brother, hearing her question, immediately thought the same.  I'm a bit worried that he seems to believe everything that his sister says at the moment...

We've had some daffodils on the kitchen table this past week.  A bit early I know but they are really cheerful.  Twin boy loves looking at flowers when we have them in the house (and very often chooses a bunch for me at the supermarket - then gets the unsuspecting person he's with to pay for them #welltrained) and so had been carefully monitoring the buds as they had opened throughout the week.

We replaced them with a new bunch on Friday (they never seem to last all that long and I was enjoying them) and when he got home from school he ran into the kitchen and then back out again to tell me very urgently that something had gone wrong with the daffodils.  "They've all closed up again!" he said.  He was quite relieved to find that they weren't broken and were just a new vase full that hadn't yet opened!




Our Sunday morning walk, which included no ninjas whatsoever.


Lastly, we had a little walk out on Sunday to a beautiful garden near to us - Biddulph Grange.  If you don't know it, Biddulph Grange has some wonderful themed areas to it's gardens one of which is a Chinese garden.  The children really enjoyed exploring the gardens and when we got home I asked the twins which bit they'd enjoyed the most.  Twin girl piped up "Oh, the Ninjago bit was my favourite!".  They are big fans of Lego Ninjago and I suppose the Chinese area of the garden reminded her of that - the power of branding, eh?! (Although Ninjas are Japanese - maybe we should work on our Geography?)


Little Hearts, Big Love

10 comments:

  1. How sweet! And really how observant to notice that the doorbell had moved whatever the reason. Eek they grow fast! #ftmob

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    1. It was fairly observant - her rationale was that it wasn't that height when she was five...

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  2. It's reassuring to know that they find their rapid growth as disconcerting as we do!
    #ftmob

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    1. About time too! Sometimes I wish I could slow them down a bit!

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  3. It's frightening how powerful brands are - one of the first things that came out of BB's mouth was 'Tesco' when she saw the logo! #ftmob

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    1. It is isn't it? I don't ever remember it being this bad with my older ones.

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  4. It's funny those little moments that suddenly make you aware of how fast your children are growing and how funny that they thought that the doorbell had just got lower rather than they had grown taller. Twin boy being concerned about the daffodils closing up again made me chuckle. I loved your photos from Biddulph Grange - that Chinese garden is just beautiful. I could see how it could look a bit like a Lego model from a child's perspective though! Thanks for linking up to #ftmob :-)

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    1. Thanks Louise. The gardens are beautiful - we're going to keep going back as the weather warms up. The daffodil thing did make me chuckle too!

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  5. Oh wow! The Chinese garden is beautiful and lovely photos too. I love the doorbell comment that it got lower. Hehehe

    9Sorry for the late commenting, it's been a crazy week :) x) #FTOB

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    1. Isn't it just! She's now accepted that the doorbell is where its always been! x

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