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Wednesday, 18 April 2007

let me entertain you


Scene: 6.30am, bedroom.

A toddler is standing quietly at the end of a bed, containing two sleeping parents.

Toddler: "Winkle, winkle...ar. Howa wona...ar. Uppa bubba worl...ayyy. Winkle, winkle...ar." (claps) "YAY!"
[pause]
"Pull, pull. Tap, tap, tap."*
[pause]
"Buh buh back seep, wool. Yessa yessa."
[pause]
"Row row row row row row row."

Parents remain under the covers with eyes closed, shaking the bed with uncontrollable giggling.

*(From the song "Wind the Bobbin Up", a tune unfamiliar to my Canadian ears until recently)

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