Saturday, May 10, 2008
Peanuts and dogs
Nath, Di and their girls came over for dinner last night. We will all miss them terribly.
Dirk had a "boys" day today. This morning a whole lot of guys went to Leonard's house (he's a chef) and he did a big-boys fry-up. This afternoon, despite the incessant wind, they all played soccer on the high school field. Uncle Brian, the oldest there, took refuge in the goals, and then the next oldest was Dirk. But he really held his own with the young blokes, one of whom is a professional footballer in the UK. Dirk came back to the car, limping but grinning.
Some of the workers at Fruit & Veg know our kids by name. They always chat and greet them. Yesterday, Daniel wanted some peanuts, but he wanted more than I had in the bag, so he grabbed the handle of the dispenser. Peanuts flooded the bag and the floor in a great rush. They just kept coming! Daniel sat on the floor and stared at the heap. One of his Fruit & Veg friends came over to clean them up and gave him a long talk about how God was going to punish him. There were mighty wide eyes in a small face! An oldish lady nearby was equally horrified and kept repeating, "You're a good boy, Daniel."
Last night, Aimee was sitting on the floor, idylly playing, when she said - dead seriously, "So Mom, how much is that doggy in the window?"