Tonight I went to visit my BFF, who’s visiting the big smoke with her 3 kids – C is 4, A is 3 and E (my fairygoddaughter) is 1.
I got to catch up on all the goss, play with the kids and eat banana cake. These kids are seriously cute and they give me cuddles and like the presents I buy them.
Tonight I watched them all ride their bikes and attempt to knock each other off, dodgem-style.
After we’d finished bathing them, the 2 big girls wanted me to read to them before I nicked off to my quiet, peaceful, child-free house.
And then I was introduced into the world of In the Night Garden.
I’m sorry, but what the fark were they smoking when they created this?
I muddled my way through the book and poor C and A had to explain to me what everything was – I would stop on every page, spell out words and ask them wtf I was going on about. The girls would politely point at the Igglepiggle or whatever.
My BFF said she knows them as the “penis-shaped one” and “the one that looks like a turd”. Which I could totally identify with.
This is Makka Pakka. Doesn’t he look a bit like poop?
Okay, a lot like poop.
Also: “Makka Pakka Akka wakka Mikka makka moo!” Huh?!
It took me about 20 minutes to read this book – I think it would have been quicker if 4yo C read it.
But I was rewarded for getting through… that. And I got to read The Paper Bag Princess.
The Paper Bag Princess is the story of a girl who goes and saves her boyfriend from a dragon and is then told by her boyfriend that she looks a bit scruffy and needs to tidy herself up a bit.
AFTER SHE’S SAVED HIM FROM A DRAGON.
So she tells him to GTFO.
Now that’s a book I’ll happily read again and again to my little princesses :)