Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Australia Day 2010

To celebrate Australia day, Ivy returned from Kindy with two Aussie flags tattooed on her face and another two on her arms. This was particularly interesting when we went out for dinner and looked like the bogan parents from Cronulla. (overseas readers google Australian race riots)
It was also our paper wedding anniversary which we celebrated in style
The weekend also saw us in Nielsen Park where Kate vomited in front of everyone and told me off for not standing next to her. What is the correct etiquette for dealing with a pregnant wife publicly spewing?

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

What's that daddy?

"What's that daddy?" asks Ivy referring to the crack in the concrete between the two giant slabs at the opera House. " That' the crack Ivy " replies daddy

"What's that Daddy?" asks Ivy referring to the metal grate on the sink that stops the food going through. "That's the plug" I reply trying to sound convincing ...

"What's that daddy?" pointing to the bulby thing on the end of a lamp..." "some kind of bulby thing on the end of a lamp"... is the best I can muster

" What's that Daddy" she asks referring to the lumpy thing on the floor in a car between the two seats
"ummmmmmm , that's the thing that separates the two seats" I offer

" What's that Daddy?"demands Ivy examining the section of the coffee table that overhangs the floor
"That's the coffee table darling"

and I thought "Why's that daddy?" was going to be the tough stage....

Monday, January 11, 2010

It's official

Coming this July ... sleepless nights, and a new baby sibling for Ivy.

Thank Mary it's not twins and Yay for us.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Big train, Ferry boat and OHHHPPPEEERRRAAHHH House

It's just like all wanky travellers say "it's the journey not the destination" as so it goes for toddlers. We were off to the opera house but it was the big train, the ferry boat and the bus that was the real attraction
In between tantrums we did manage to get some great shots though
astute observers will notice the band aid obsession going on.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Mermaids and sea cows

Mermaid syndrome is where previously balanced two year olds suddenly become psychotic after seeing a human with a tail (usually in cartoon form). The psychosis is characterized by an intense love for all things fishy most notably a sea creature with human characteristics, ie head and waist.
Unlike pirate syndrome, sufferers don't develop exotic "sea accents" but mainly they exhibit a need to swim on dry land, shout mantras such as "I am mermaid" at the top of their voice to passing strangers and decorate their faces with floral underwater patterns. Other psychotic episodes include shouting "I am beautiful mythological aquatic creature and you are sea cow"this is usually directed to their mother.

Although no actual physical changes occur, young mermaids are convinced they have a tail, the ability to breathe underwater and most of all woo, young handsome princes passing by on their way to save the great underwater world.

Most cases are usually curable although it is known to develop into other new age psychosis in later life ... see Byron Bay Syndrome