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Humuhumu and the beans [20140321|10:29]
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Humuhumu’s listening comprehension has undergone a major uptick this week. We were in the bedroom on Monday morning and I said, “Shall we go and brush our teeth?” She smiled and toddled to the bathroom. I followed, and she pointed up to the shelf above the sink where her toothbrush sits and made her “Mmm mmm” noise that means “I want that”. I applied toothpaste and handed it to her and she popped it into her mouth and started brushing. She’s done it every morning this week.

Another cute thing she started doing is taking my perfume bottle (Bvlgari’s “au thè vert”) off my bedside table, removing the cap, pretending to spray a little on her hand and then rubbing her hands together carefully in imitation of my daily application of the stuff.

The weather was glorious last weekend so we spent as much time as possible outside. We went for a walk in Hanbury wood and we weeded and planted seed in the garden. Humuhumu was especially enamoured of the planting, although after five neat rows of broad beans, her sowing strategy went a little rogue. In a couple of weeks, we should find out where that clump of beans got stashed.


Why thank you, I will help myself to another bean.


Blue Steel, baby.


Humuhumu toddles up Piper’s Hill in Hanbury wood.


First small tortoiseshell of the year, sitting on a daffodil.


Naptime on Daddy on the way back down the hill.


Heading up the garden path, past the lavender.


Our neighbour’s cat Spike came to visit us. Even though our garden is large enough for Telstar and him to sit far enough apart that they could neither see nor hear one another, they feel the need to have Mexican standoffs in the same sunny spots every half an hour or so.


Telstar: “I told you, tiny human, not the tail.” (Notice Humuhumu has undergone an outfit change. This is because she discovered a watering can full of rainwater that needed inspection. Her method of inspecting it was to upend it over her head.)


Telstar: “How many times?! My tail is not a handle!”


Humuhumu: “I dub thee Sir Telstar Fluffybutt!”
Telstar: “Er...no.”


Helping Daddy to plant broad beans.


Is serious business, planting broad beans.


Need another bean, please.


Bean goes there. Yes. Good work, Daddy.

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[User Picture]From: cosmiccircus
2014-03-21 18:15 (UTC)
Does she ever consort with the enemy and pet Spike?

Totally laughed at "Blue Steel"!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-03-28 16:01 (UTC)
She's very careful with Spike, actually. He's not as friendly as Telstar and I think she realises that.
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[User Picture]From: dangermouse72
2014-03-22 09:13 (UTC)
"Humuhumu: “I dub thee Sir Telstar Fluffybutt!”
Telstar: “Er...no.”


:-D
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-03-28 16:01 (UTC)
Well, exactly. A cat has to preserve his dignity.
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[User Picture]From: dangermouse72
2014-03-29 09:08 (UTC)
Indeed..
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[User Picture]From: mysterysquid
2014-03-23 09:06 (UTC)
it's a great little garden!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-03-28 16:02 (UTC)
Thanks! We're hoping for a bountiful crop, i.e. that at least a few of the beans don't get eaten by the slugs...
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[User Picture]From: dangermouse72
2014-03-23 09:15 (UTC)
Humuhumu And The Beanstalk........








Or not.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-03-28 16:02 (UTC)
If any of her beans end up having leaves of gold, I won't be complaining!
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[User Picture]From: anthrokeight
2014-03-30 21:48 (UTC)
I like kids plenty ok. I am not dying of sorrow that I won't have my own, probably. I would like to be a stepmom, though. Kids. They're pretty grand.

ALL THAT IS A PREFACE TO SAYING... I LOVE WATCHING YOUR PARENTING VIA LJ. And your kid. Humuhumu has the right parents, I think, and you have the right kiddo. Lovity love love.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-03-31 16:17 (UTC)
:D I'm glad you do, because I can't help writing about it.

It's good that she loves being outside, walking and pootling about in the dirt so much. It would be difficult if she didn't - I'd have no idea how to entertain her.
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