*TIME…by digging a hole (and I guess he is technically a toddler now) Sunny day, kookaburras are singing, we go out side and Raffy decides he just wants to dig a hole. But hole digging is hard work, so he asks Winston (our real dog) to do it for him – and amazingly Winston listens! Also, some old 90’s Australian Movie Reference added which Raffy is about 18 years to late to understand… Notes: ‘Do-Do’ is the name of Raffy’s toy dog (not the other thing you were thinking) Raffy is wearing his favourite ‘Bonds Bananas’ (technically his pyjamas, but perfect for all your digging requirements!)
So, when Raffy got up this morning I asked him what he wanted to do, his reply…. Balloons! (we had been playing with small, water balloons but these were not big enough for his liking)
Off for a run to the shops – a million “what is that?” later we have balloons and Raff decides we need to use these at Macedon Park (his name for a park…wait for it, in Macedon).
We blow up a balloon and then….
Raffy plays a video game for the first time, his pick? A game (and one of my favourites when I was a kid) from 1998, Banjo-Kazooie.
He has never played a video game before, but quickly masters the jump button….as for moving in a straight line?….well, that is a lesson for another day.
Raffy wants to stand up at the kitchen bench to cook and do the dishes (hey, he likes cleaning) but he is sadly too short, so we decide to build a ‘learning tower’… And by ‘we’ I mean ‘me’, with Raffy deciding tools are far more interesting to play with and telling me what to do…
Raffy goes to the NGV in Melbourne to look at some art (on Australia Day…hence the flag). He reacts to the Weeping Woman (1937 – Pablo Picasso)… spoiler, “It’s sad”. So, we go home, get changed and make our own Picasso inspired artwork (with a little history lesson).
More art lessons to come!
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Raffy watches Toy Story 2 for the first time. (he has seen Toy Story 1, and is a big Woody and buzz fan) We start when the talking begins* at the 11 minute mark… *Raffy was annoyed there was no talking at the start of this movie. Clearly he will not be a Charlie Chaplin fan…