"Have you washed today?" he asks me as I block his passage to the world sugary cereal mountain and force him to give me a squeeze when he comes downstairs.
"No. Do I smell bad?"
"Oh. Maybe it's my jumper?" I suggest hopefully.
"No. Your jumper smells nice. You smell bad".
"Do I smell worse than Oscar?"
"Should I wash?"
"Yes. But first make me petite crêpes with Nutella"
He's lovely company, if a little imperious, and we share a love of frequent biscuit based snack breaks and poking the dog gently. He has a way better work ethic than I do though. As I write he is industriously making an ant hill in the garden with a stick and the mighty force of his will. He has already steamrollered me into giving him pretty much everything he wants. I fear slightly for the rest of the week. We have made a firm date to go to the Scary Bat Caves (home of the escapee capybaras) one day, but apart from that I think I get to dance attendance on him, holding out a variety of beverages and biscuits with faces.
Lashes drew the short straw this week with compulsory attendance at the Stage That Is Not Butch Enough. Today he told me with total despair that they had cooked something with chicon, tomato and cheese (the trifecta of terror!) and he had been forced to taste it. He has been tight lipped about what else was involved, but having seen the medieval cowhide footwear and drapery the tremendously enthusiastic be-scarved organiser women were sporting, I fear kickboxing is unlikely to form a large part of the curriculum. He looked at me like this:
but it won't get him anywhere. One chocolate wafer eating zombie child in the house at the time is plenty.
"Mamie told me she thinks I am ten times as beau when my nose is clean".
(Blogging will probably be rubbish as a result for the rest of the week. Except for the bat caves).