Stay Close By

Stay Close By

When the weather is good, Max and I go to the park quite often. Now, I have no problem with him running about; that is the whole point of taking him in the first place.

What I don’t like, is not having him in my view. On this particular day, Little Yum-Yum decided he was big enough to scoot off to the point I almost lost sight of him. Of course, this threw me into a panic, so I called out his name (loudly) several times before he actually stopped.

He then decided to pick up his scooter and run back towards me. I told him to slow down, to put his scooter down and to come back to me. He wouldn’t listen…

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… And this was the result.

Well this was two weeks ago, and he’s still telling me he can’t walk!

You have to carry me, mummy. I can’t bend my knee.

It is healing well. I did explain to him why I didn’t want him to stray too far from me. He said he understood.

Obviously, in a way he would better understand, I told him it was dangerous, because if something happened, I might not be able to get to him or find him. So here’s a question… Do you think I’m being over protective?


I Need a Wee!

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This is Alan.

Hello Alan. How are you today? I like your dancing.

What is that? You’re not dancing? Then what’s up?

I need a wee!

A hilarious new story from best-selling author, Sue Hendra. Perfect for anyone who’s ever been desperate…

My review:

Oh, my. This book is so funny! Definitely one of my favourites from the Sue Hendra collection – Ooops, sorry, I meant it’s one of Max’s favourites. *cough*. Highly recommended. It’ll make any child giggle!

Doug the Bug That Went Boing!

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Meet Doug. (He’s the purple one).

Doug is about to have the biggest adventure of his life! But as he swings and spins, bounces and boings, the only thing he really wants to know is – will he ever see his best friend, Trevor, again?

A funny, fast-paced, action-packed story for all fans of Barry the Fish with Fingers, Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell and No-Bot the Robot with No Bottom.

My review:

Playing Berry Ball with his friend, the ‘ball’ gets suck in a flower. The friends have a little tiff as to who should get it, which ends up being Doug. As the flower is dug up and placed in a flower pot on the window sill, Doug has to think of a way to get home. During his adventure, he befriends the cutest fly you’ve even seen! Great book for children.

Max and a Homeless Guy

Max and a Homeless Guy

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The other day, Little Yum-Yum and I popped to the shop as he wanted some sweets (which he had earned). Whilst there, a homeless guy was sat on the step with a polystyrene cup which only contained a few coins.

I was out of cash as I usually pay for items with a card, but Max had some change from his pocket money with him.

As we walked past, Max turns around, walks up to the guy and puts his own pocket money into the cup. Our conversation went like this:

Me: Why did you do that Bubba?

Max: Because he’s hungry. He needs it.

Me: (Trying to hold back the tears of joy) Well done, Bubba. That was very kind of you.

Max: (Grinning from ear to ear) Mummy, he has six coins now!

Definitely a proud mummy moment!

Max has never been with me when I have given money or bought food for the homeless. I have no idea what made him do this act of kindness, but if a four year old can do this, why can’t we all just be kind to one another?

“Mummy, I Want to Be…”

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“…an Astronaut!”

Yes, Little Yum-Yum has decided what he wants to be when he grows up.

In fact, he decided a little while ago, but I didn’t share the information in case he changed his mind a few weeks later. However, he hasn’t, and is adamant this is what he will be.

Of course, I support his decision, even though I didn’t see that coming!

The Teeny Weeny Tadpole

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“Mum, why can’t I jump like you?” asked Tadpole.
“Oh but you will, Tadpole”, said Mother Frog.
“You will. Just keep splishing and splashing!”

Every creature that the teeny weeny tadpole meets seems to be able to jump, except hi. Then he meets the big bad fish, who can’t jump – but he can swim very, very fast, and he eats little tadpoles… What is Tadpole going to do?

My review:

What an adventure this cute little tadpole has! Just in the nick of time, the little tadpole turns into a frog, after a big fish chases him to gobble him up! Very well written. Lovely story.