|Pencil sharpener: good times guaranteed.......|
The B has got a new favourite hobby: sharpening pencils.
It might not sound like the most appealing pastime, but he can do it for hours.
He received a rather nice art set for his birthday, pens, pencils, crayons, paints, the lot, all contained in its own zip-up bag, a little like a briefcase, Toy Story-themed and everything.
He quite likes the watercolours but really, in truth, there's nothing that can compare.
Sharpening pencils, that's where it's at.
So much so that his pencil crayons have all but disappeared, not from prolonged colouring, but as a result of his non-stop pencil sharpening programme.
It's strange the things that engage them sometimes.
The G is just the same.
Suggest an outing, anywhere at all, soft play, shopping, a museum, the park.
There's nowhere she'd rather go than the loft.
Up in the attic, it's her favourite spot, she can't get enough.
On the occasions that we do venture out, the The G is more interested in finding a good stick to bring home than she is in her actual environment; she's a little like a dog in that regard.
On reflection, that's not quite true.
Sticks are so last season.
Right now, leaves are her favourite, her collection growing into an impressive pile at the front doorstep.
The point I'm making is this: Christmas is right around the corner.
If pencil sharpeners and sticks and leaves and the loft can entertain The B&G so much, is there a real need to provide all the latest toys and games on December 25?
I'm just asking.
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