Bibsey: Tell me a story from your head Mummy. About unicorns.
Bibsey Mama: OK erm, once upon a time there was a unicorn who… lived… up a mountain in Spain?
(all our stories start up a mountain in Spain)
BM: No? Where then?
B: In the foocha.
BM: Really? Wait a minute, who told you about the future?
BM: And what’s this future place like?
B: It’s got unicorns in it.
BM: Let’s hope eh? *shuffles off to skype mother to check veracity of claims regarding a future filled with unicorns and godknowswhatelse*
It would appear that I accidentally took the summer off blogging… back to school now though, right.
The headline for September was that, at the tender age of three and a half, Bibsey, my darling chic, started school up in the village. Yes, they start them early here in Spain. And so far so good. She loves it and she loves her teacher who is lovely and soft and curvy with a big smile. Just the sort of lady that you would want to comfort your child when she scrapes her knee in your absence. I also noticed a couple of tats on her this morning that I hadn’t clocked before. We like her. And she has them all eating out of her hand.
Bibs has grown so much over the summer. You won’t recognise her. And her imagination seems to have exploded and the way she expresses herself sometimes is quite surprising and endearing. We have moved on from the obsession with fairies and dinosaurs to horses and unicorns. I am put to unpaid work everyday drawing horses, for colouring-in and cutting-out, which of course is hell for me as drawing lovely horses is almost impossible.
I also now do a great line in horse wings made out of sheets of coloured foam. One day I will do a crafty post about it, you know, in a footcha filled with unicorns and flying pigs.
Anyway, last week she was playing some horsey game and asked for “a string, a ladder and a thingabobba”. Yup, one of those. When I inquired about the general plan, so I could perhaps identify the “thingabobba”, she answered “I want a carriage to my botbot tied”. What? Could it be that this child some distant relation of Yoda is?
Booyah! a Yedi in the family. I knew it!
Here she is modelling a selection of hats and other accessories from summer 2013…
Now, can anyone tell what a Thingabobba is? Answers in the comments please.