Thursday, 2 September 2010

Chocolate cake

We have just got back from our second camping stint in Wales.  Tom and I are feeling pretty hardcore - in the last three weeks, we have spent two and half of them in a tent.  I am too tired to write properly, but wanted to say that my girls have both grown up so much in the last few weeks of camp-mania. 

Betty is really into telling jokes and even made one up the other day: 'What do you call a horse with no legs?  Chocolate cake' (of course).  She is still seriously putting us through the 'Why?' wringer, and is also making up some fascinating songs at the moment. 

Baby Dolly has taken to bellowing 'HIYA!' in a chav accent to anyone and everyone who passes her, and has also added words such as 'ball, cheese, and woof' to her repertoire.  She loves pointing at dogs, the sea, and horses.  She is also becoming a bit tantrumy and stroppy.

Those lovely holiday feelings have evaporated.  Dolly is now ill, Betty is hyperactive, I am drinking wine, and Tom has hot-footed it to the local shop to get beer.  But Eastenders is about to start, and the baby monitor is currently silent, so it's not all bad...

6 comments:

Iota said...

A horse with no legs?

Chocolate cake, or on the same theme, Seabiscuit!

Or maybe Drank-too-much-Red-Rum.

Beccers said...

I love it when kids make up jokes.. it's the best... keep us posted with any more!

It's a Mummys Life said...

That's a great joke, very post-modern. YOu have a bright spark there. Love the chav accent. Eliza is a complete chav - I blame the nanny.

Eastenders, is frankly, what keeps me sane,

Glad you had a lovely camping trip.

Slummysinglemummy said...

I am VERY impressed. I spent four nights out of six weeks over the holidays in a tent, and that was really too much for me...

Metropolitan Mum said...

I really admire your for your sense of adventure. Camping with two small children... I think I would have been the one who got all stroppy and tantrumy.

Unknown said...

well although the camping was fun, we are VERY MUCH looking forward to our next holiday in a lovely cottage with running hot water, heating, and proper beds.

The jokes keep coming from Betty but none have quite matched up to the horse one - will keep you posted! x