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Posted on 10 Jun 2013 08:17:05 BDT
G. D. Buxton says:
I did not realise until I had children of my own,but how moving is the original 'winnie the poo' book at the very end, when Christopher robin and poo are talking on the bridge and Poo ask Christopher if he will always visit him in the woods and Christopher says 'always' but catches himself realising that he is growing up and this will not last forever. It is written in the most moving way and maybe because I have children of my own and I realise they will grow up and their toys ect will be athing of the past might be the reason it touches my heart so much.

My baby who as the foot condition started crawling this weekend.It as been a long hard slog this last year and to see him doing things other babies do is one worry lifted. next is the walking bit which he is at the very best a good 10 months away because of his feet, but you never know he may shock us and start early.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jun 2013 11:44:27 BDT
L. M. Wilson says:
G.D.Buxton I found your words very moving myself. I have always thought that within good children's literature there is alway something deeper than just an "enjoyable for kids" story. When I was teaching six to seven yearolds years ago I used to read a chapter each day from a book called "The Little Wooden Horse" It enthralled every class I taught but it also taught them things about real life. Your point about "Winnie and Cristopher Robin is the same and I love your analogy with your own little one. Thank you for your message.

Posted on 14 Jun 2013 12:23:46 BDT
G. D. Buxton says:
Had some good news,our infant school will let us take our child on hols in school time as our jobs will not allow us to go on our hols during half term or the summer.

Posted on 14 Jun 2013 14:56:24 BDT
Eurythymia says:
Wow, that's amazing. I never thought that they would let you take time out of the school term. Go for it!

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jun 2013 15:49:34 BDT
G. D. Buxton says:
As long as you can prove that you can't have any other time they are fine.I don't know if it will be the same at junior school. I will not take the kids out of school when they get to the senoirs as it is to imortant but I don't see the harm after the kids have done their sats, I believe family time together can be just as important to a child as education.

Posted on 14 Jun 2013 16:54:56 BDT
Eurythymia says:
I am seeing baby grand daughter tomorrow...who has chickenpox! Wish me luck....

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jun 2013 21:35:45 BDT
I think family time IS educational.

Posted on 17 Jun 2013 08:15:51 BDT
G. D. Buxton says:
I wish my little ones would catch chickenpox. The nursery we take the eldest to keeps having outbreaks but Michael never gets it. He as only another five weeks to get it then it will most likely catch it at school. We have asked the nursery teachers to even let him play ith the kids who have it but still nothing.

Posted on 17 Jun 2013 09:09:23 BDT
Eurythymia says:
He may have already had it without you realising. It could have been a very mild dose so he didn't get the spots but enough to give him immunity.

Posted on 17 Jun 2013 11:07:12 BDT
G. D. Buxton says:
Interesting,he did once get a few spots on his back around a8 months ago and was qiut unwell for a week, so maybe.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jul 2013 16:14:30 BDT
G. D. Buxton says:
Maria I 'watched Friday night lights' for the first time this week.What a great film, It's amazing to thimk that you can get massive crowds in Texas just to watch high school football, that would never happen over hear. Such pressure though on young kids though.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jul 2013 17:48:33 BDT
There is a lot of pressure on the kids and the cheerleaders when it comes to Texas football. Lots of parents fighting too. It's a bit better from the peak a few years back, but unfortunately there is big money in football so the pressure starts young. Takes a lot of the joy out of watching it too if you ask me. And I LOVE football.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jul 2013 21:26:27 BDT
You can't have Nutella either if you have a nut allergy. Note it says NUTella.

Posted on 6 Jul 2013 12:30:08 BDT
Eurythymia says:
OK so who is into dogs? Bought a 5 month old puppy a couple of months ago (my last much loved dog died in January..sorry if you know this already!) and am now attending dog training classes. Great fun. Little Joshua was a star last night! He did really really well on the recall much to everybody's surprise, especially as we were outside making the most of the good weather. He also was really good at staying with me when other dogs were being walked around nearby to distract him. It's like having a child all over again! Do I have a defective brain for being sooooo into dogs? Answers on a postcard please!

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jul 2013 12:43:44 BDT
We always had dogs on the ranch, but we now have 2 cats. The feral mom was starving and we started seeing her with a kitten. Captured and had both fixed and now those two creatures rule the roost. Otherwise we'd have a dog! I want chickens too. :>)

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jul 2013 12:51:21 BDT
G. D. Buxton says:
Our dog died at the old age of 17soon after our first child was born. It's funny how thing happen, We bought her just after we moved into our old house and died 2 weeks before we left that house. It was like she was saying 'my job is done here Mum and Dad,you now have a new life with a new baby and new hom to think off'.
We have painting of her at the top of our stairs and I think of her every day. I miss her lots.

Posted on 9 Jul 2013 09:27:19 BDT
Eurythymia says:
Any tips on how to stop a very determined dog from digging holes, large ones, in the middle of the garden?

Posted on 9 Jul 2013 12:41:11 BDT
Last edited by the author on 9 Jul 2013 12:41:38 BDT
G. D. Buxton says:
My dog never did this, I wonder if introducing some sort of game in the garden might take yours off doing it but I really don't know.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jul 2013 12:51:27 BDT
We put up chicken wire around ours to keep the coons out. Dad has an even better fence to keep his dogs out of his!

Posted on 10 Jul 2013 12:47:31 BDT
Last edited by the author on 10 Jul 2013 12:49:15 BDT
G. D. Buxton says:
Ive been watching blue bloods.Great show and Donnie wahlberg steals the show, Fantastic acting and castinc and script.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jul 2013 20:47:07 BDT
Book Mad says:
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Posted on 11 Jul 2013 08:09:00 BDT
G. D. Buxton says:
Sorry book Mad but did we have too much wine last night lol

Posted on 12 Jul 2013 08:09:27 BDT
E. C. says:
It's an American spelling thing, along with the use of z in words like realize, specialize, and dropping the u in colour, they spell it color. There are loads of other little differences too.

Posted on 12 Jul 2013 08:11:56 BDT
E. C. says:
Ok, so I just had a major mad moment there where I only read page one and didn't realise there were in fact 66 pages, just ignore me, I am off to stand in the corner for a while ...

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jul 2013 12:50:44 BDT
G. D. Buxton says:
Your free to join in anytime, and please do not sit in the corner.
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