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Black-and-white baby [20140129|10:24]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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I feel I can safely declare that the words "nana" (for banana) and "Row row row" (to prompt parental warbling of Row Row Row Your Boat) have entered Humuhumu's vocabulary. At present she's obsessed with bringing us shoes. First she brings her own shoes, which she mimes putting on. Then she brings me my boots, one at a time. She tries to put these on too, but gives up pretty quickly. Finally, Daddy has his shoes delivered by baby courier.


Wearing Daddy's shoes.


Walking in Daddy's shoes is not the easiest thing, but it is fun.


Editing Daddy's notes.


Examining Daddy's computer. (Conclusion: Too many spreadsheets, not enough Swedish Chef YouTube videos.)


"Sir, I have been through your notes and I think you will find there is a mistake in your calculation on Page 6."


Happy astronaut.


Yes, Astronaut is very pleased indeed to be awake.


"Whatcha got there, small human? Is it food? Is it? Share?"
(Sadly for him, it isn't. But it is one of Humuhumu's obsessions. It's this little hexagonal bamboo box with a fitted lid. Inside it are eight identical gold-coloured butterfly bookmarks. She gets endless pleasure out of removing the bookmarks, placing them around the room (or in our hands) and then collecting them up and putting them back in. The box lives on my dressing table and she makes a beeline for it when she comes into our room.)

Granny and Granddad wrote her a special song, set to the tune of Wonky Donkey (hilarious claymation-style YouTube video). The lyrics are reproduced beneath the cut.


I was walkin' down the road and I saw a Popple, yeehaw.
She had just put blocks in the shape sorter and was no ways modest
She was a happy clappy Popple.
Happy clappy Popple.

I was walkin' down the road and I saw a Popple, yeehaw.
She was dancing to "Wind the bobbin up", had just put blocks in the shape sorter and was no ways modest
She was a dancy, prancy, happy clappy Popple
Dancy, prancy, happy clappy Popple

I was walkin' down the road and I saw a Popple, yeehaw.
Her nappy needed changing and she was not happy, was winding the bobbin up, had just put blocks in the shape sorter and was no ways modest
She was a leaky, squeeky, dancy, prancy, happy clappy Popple
Leaky, squeeky, dancy, prancy, happy clappy Popple

I was walkin' down the road and I saw a Popple, yeehaw.
She had just been served an ASBO at the nursery, her nappy needed changing, was winding the bobbin up, had just put blocks in the shape sorter and was no ways modest
She was a mighty, bitey, leaky, squeeky dancy, prancy, happy clappy Popple
Mighty, bitey, leaky, squeaky dancy, prancy, happy clappy Popple

I was walkin' down the road and I saw a Popple, yeehaw.
She was wearing a new dress her mummy had bought in the US, had just been served an ASBO, her nappy needed changing, was winding the bobbin up, had just put blocks in the shape sorter and was no ways modest
She was a flirty, skirty, mighty, bitey, leaky, squeaky, dancy, prancy, happy clappy Popple
Flirty, skirty, mighty, bitey, leaky, squeaky, dancy, prancy, happy clappy Popple

I was walkin' down the road and I saw a Popple, yeehawwwww.

I'm told there are three new verses, but we have yet to be sent them.

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[User Picture]From: againstathorn
2014-01-29 12:10 (UTC)
I really like the photo of her "editing".

Also, I've noticed babies are fascinated with shoes. We lift up our little one and amidst all of his toys on the cabinet he immediately singles out the shoes as what he wants to play with.
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[User Picture]From: bryangb
2014-01-29 16:36 (UTC)
Yes, I think they must all be shoe-obsessed - and not just as babies. My 3 y/o son recently clomped in "wearing" my shoes and a grin...
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[User Picture]From: againstathorn
2014-01-29 22:24 (UTC)
Ha! Also, there's great at finding TV remotes, and can quickly differentiate between the real thing and the fake ones designed to trick them!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-01-30 08:38 (UTC)
Heh, and then there's the things that fool them unintentionally. Last night Humuhumu brought me a photograph in a black picture frame, under the impression that it was a non-functioning tablet. She was trying to swipe across the screen, and looking for the Home button. :P
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[User Picture]From: dangermouse72
2014-01-30 09:14 (UTC)
"he was trying to swipe across the screen, and looking for the Home button. :P"

A tad different to when we were kids ;o)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-01-30 08:39 (UTC)
I wonder what makes them focus on shoes as opposed to other items of clothing? Perhaps it's because the act of putting on shoes means that you're going to go and do something outside?
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[User Picture]From: bryangb
2014-01-30 10:42 (UTC)
Yes, and/or maybe because they tend to be distinctive to a person - they are Daddy's shoes, or Granny's shoes, and that makes it easy to pretend to be that person. Maybe the saying about stepping into someone else's shoes has a deeper meaning than we usually credit.
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[User Picture]From: owlfish
2014-01-29 15:27 (UTC)
What a helpful baby! It's so nice to have a shoe-delivery service (whether or not one wanted shoes just then).
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-01-30 08:40 (UTC)
Oh yes. She always brings both shoes, too, and waits until you've put them on to fetch a different pair for someone else. Aw.
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[User Picture]From: cosmiccircus
2014-01-30 02:20 (UTC)
Such cute photos of her! Does she have her own Wellies yet?!

And I love the one of her in the astronaut PJs!

And of course, it's always fun seeing Telstar!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-01-30 08:41 (UTC)
She does have wellies! Also a waterproof coverall. It's very cute. I do have pictures but haven't posted any here.

The astronaut onesie is one of the best items of clothing ever.
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[User Picture]From: mysterysquid
2014-01-30 08:36 (UTC)
Is that a spacesuit onesie? AMAZING! :D

Aw, what a cute song :)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-01-30 08:42 (UTC)
It is! It was brought back from the States for us by some friends. Awesome gift. :D

The grandparents are very fond of songs and poetry, particularly Granddad, who has an amazing amount memorised.
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[User Picture]From: dangermouse72
2014-01-30 09:16 (UTC)
I dislike onesies for adults (they're just big babygrows ffs) but..........................I want an astronaut one....
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