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    About a boy named Hugo, a girl named Sophia, and three cats.

    July 2017
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This calls for some celery!

We were having dinner on Saturday night, part of which was a potato salad. For some reason this particular potato salad had celery in it (yeah, I don’t know why either). Hugo’s general approach to vegetables, especially green ones, and especially especially crunchy green ones is the “taste, grimace, spit” method. A stray piece of celery made it’s way into his mouth … crunch, grimace -“what *is* it?” …”It’s celery….” then, struggling to find something more to say about it (I mean, it’s CELERY – what else is there to say?) I followed up with “The Wonder Pets eat it”.

Oh! Well, in that case … bring it on! We spent the rest of the meal playing ‘hunt the celery’ in the potato salad – and he just kept eating it. That brings his vegetable consumption quota to a grand total of FOUR (baby corn spears, canned beetroot, carrot and now celery).

Speaking of the Wonder Pets, I have to admit that Linny, Tuck and Ming Ming too are not really high on my list of favourites, but for some reason he just loves them. Probably because they spend approximately 27 minutes of a half-hour episode singing. (Could this be why, every time we play a game – anything – he asks me “Mummy, sing a song about *insert random object here*” … sadly, I can usually scrape up at least one song for each activity).

In any case in spite of my diligent efforts, there just does not seem to be a DVD of the Wonder Pets in existence – and certainly not in Australia, so I’m thinking of recording some episodes for him to watch during the 22.5 hours of the day it isn’t on Nick Jr. (If we had Foxtel IQ, I could even catch that 4am episode but as committed as I am to his ongoing happiness, I will not be setting my alarm clock to record that one). I asked the two most technologically clever people I know about using the DVD recorder and they both suggested I ‘read the book’. HAH. The book, the book … yeah, it’s probably around here somewhere. Needless to say, I’ve now bought a nice reliable blank video and we’ll go retro to tape Wonder Pets.

I remember when I was growing up, I used to shake my head at adults who couldn’t fathom the VCR – I mean, how hard is it? Put the tape in and press record! It seems I have finally attained that pinnacle of adult-ness … I can’t work the technology in our house :(

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