Thursday, January 29, 2009

The down side?

Those that have been in touch recently will know that the last few working weeks have been somewhat disjointed.  Due to a bereavement we have had to step in to look after our little grandson.  This has not been arduous.  He is a delightful little lad, and of course I'm not in the least bit biased! 

At sixteen months he is beyond the baby stage, a real toddler, into everything but from a very interested and wondrous point of view.  Everything is new, words increase on a daily basis and he adores books.  DS takes him regularly to the library already, so there is always something new to read, apart from the collection already accumulated, and he will sit with DH and read for ages.

Apart from  reading he also loves Thomas the Tank Engine.  He was given several 'sets' for Christmas, and of course these appeal to all the men in the family too.  Occasionally he will watch television, and one of his favourites is 'In the Night Garden'.  If you haven't come across this programme I suggest you pop over to the site and investigate.  It is a very quiet and gentle television series, with some appealing characters, each one of whom has its own song.  If you click on the appropriate button you can hear a snippet and find out more about the characters

And so we come to the downside........

Today was not a day for babysitting.  I have been dyeing a new series of colours and knitting yarns.  I was minding my own business and concentrating hard, making notes and watching the clock.  Suddenly, though, I realised that I was singing.  It was quiet, and certainly didn't invade too much upon my thoughts, but there it was - THAT tune........

'Yes, my name is Iggle Piggle..............'



9 comments:

storybeader said...

too funny. glad everything is ok, at least on the "homefront."

Judy Nolan said...

I love it! Iggle Piggle... :-)

ZudaGay said...

Ahhhh, welcome to the world of childcare!! :) Songs and books read over and over and over.

It's night time in the jungle and the moon is on the rise...all the animals are snoring in whisperings and sighs....

Gina said...

There could be worse things to be singing! Lovely to speak to you today!

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Hehe, give him back before he discovers Disney Channel...those songs require an intervention if you're ever to get them from your system.

NICO Designs said...

My husband and I are beginning to think that we go to bed with a lullably and wake to the same silly song...

TiLT said...

"listen to the cheetah
cheee cheee tahhh
and all the little monkeys
chatterchoo chatterchooo"
ok -not in order, but they are my son's 2 faves
note: part of the story ZudaGay started

hust wait until you start doing the dances and singing it in the car :)

uniquecommodities said...

Always wonderful to spend time with the grand baby! Sorry to hear about the bereavement in your family!

Celia said...

I think many grandparents can sing that song - and once it is in your brain it is very difficult to get it out ...

Celia - GM of a 14 month old Night Garden fan.