Hoppo Bumpo (n): A children's game. Played by folding one's arms and hopping on one leg. Aim is to bump opponents, so that they lose their balance. Last person standing wins.


July 26, 2010

Trying



With Mr HB away for three weeks, I've been encouraging the kids to really pitch in and help around the house. Of course, in our household there is a fine line between help and hindrance.

Take 3-year old Bargy, for example: here is his version of making the bed. Ah, see how he is trying? And I do mean "trying" in the sense slowly-sending-me-bonkers-by-putting-the-mattress-on-top-of-the-bedding.

(I am much too afraid to ask for help with dinner).

17 comments:

  1. Good boy Bargy!!
    Mummy's little helper!!
    ;-)

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  2. How did he even manage to lift the mattress?!

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  3. LOL! Mummy's best little helper eh?
    xo

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  4. ahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.
    i haven't laughed so hard in a while, thanks for that!
    xox

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  5. Yeah, I'd be thinking twice before asking for help with anything.

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  6. That's hilarious. We generally have the doona and pillow on the floor in the lounge room at the moment. Thank goodness it's a big room. Chloe has spent at least an hour spraying the wooden floor with water and wiping it today. Kinda good except Arj, who's crawling, keeps slipping over and clonking his head. AAARGH!

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  7. I have to say I am in awe of his strength!
    He was being very helpful I can see!

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  8. I'm pretty impressed by his super strength. Just lifting the mattress is no mean feat. If only you could harness his powers to your benefit !!!

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  9. 'Helping' is such a double edged sword - if you don't laugh you will definitely cry or in my case completely lose the plot!! But they mean well....

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  10. I think he's inherited your sense of humour!!!!!

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  11. Wow! I'm not asking "why?" as much as "how??"

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  12. Oh, I have one of these tiny housekeepers. i find the other helpful behaviour is the storing away of essential household items in strange and unexpected p[laces.i lost all the teaspoons this week and came across hem, finally, packed inside a plastic bag and tucked into a pocket of a schoolbag.

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  13. I totally get it-this kind of stuff happens here, too!!

    Laughing on this side of the screen because it's somewhat enjoyable when it's at your house today and not mine-HA!

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