Gloom remedy

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Autumn days are well and truly here. I love it. Grey, heavy skies, drizzle, woodsmoke. There’s nothing better for an inside-day than playdough, and all the better if it’s bright orange. 

Stir playdough, cook, cool, play Wake Up by Arcade Fire (via the Where the Wild Things Are preview) very loudly and make dinosaurs.

Check out Specialasaurus. He’s a bit special.

Thank you for your kind thoughts about Amelia’s long fortnight away. She is having a ball and while I was expecting it to be quiet around here, it’s nothing of the sort. It’s as if we have cut off a head, and another has sprung up in its place. Lily is well-and-truly enjoying the space her big sister has left. While she has moments of missing her, and asks when she’ll be back and likes chatting to her on the phone (I don’t think Amelia can understand a word), she’s become loud and opinionated in her absence. We’re having quite a lot of fun.

7 Responses to “Gloom remedy”

  1. gigi

    thanks for the tip – i love that song!!!! and arcade five hails from qubec!! youpi! i’ve had it on non-stop since…. 😉 gigi

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  2. Kirsty

    The change in dynamic is really interesting isn’t it. When Al was on camp recently I think that the little guy aged about 4 years. He LOVED being the oldest.

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  3. Yvette

    It is amazing how one child grows to fill the void of a sibling being gone for a while – keep your eyes open when Amelia returns. Lili will tell her of all the wonderful things you did together.Amelia’s will then tell of her terrific time.

    (This may be in reversed order) They will each envy a little bit what the other did.

    It is good for them to have individual experiences and then share. I love to see the wide eyed wonder of each to the others story.

    When my daughter was small, I spend days, sometimes getting play dough out of the carpet! Didn’t matter where the ‘playing’ took place.

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  4. Melissa Gaggiano

    That play dough creation reminds me of some of the creatures I sometimes saw in the old Dr Who telly series, when I was a child. Very creative!I just noticed… There are three words in the same paragraph that start with c-r-e-a-t:creationcreaturescreative

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