Tuesday, May 18, 2010

18. Snappy Colours

Reading the Snappy Colours story, and we get to the purple bat, and Charlie says, ‘Have you ever slept upside down in a tree, Mummy?’ and I have to answer, honestly: ‘No.’ Then he gathers toys to ask. The poison dart frog, the little ceramic moose, the yellow digger. ‘Have you ever slept upside down in a tree?’ he asks them, one at a time, and I have to reply on their behalf, pick them up, bob them up and down in the air, put on a funny voice: ‘No. Have you?’ And Charlie says, ‘No, I haven’t,’ and explains to each of his toys in turn, pointing to his bare feet in pyjamas, ‘I can’t hook my feet over the branches, see?’