Theo: ‘My bottom is itchy.’
Alice: ‘Hmm? Oh, always wash your hands after you touch your bottom, darling.’
Theo: ‘No, just the edges are itchy. Not the middle. Not my poo-hole. What are these bits called?’
Alice: ‘…They’re your bumcheeks, darling.’
Theo: ‘I am scratching my bumcheeks!’
Mabel: ‘BUM! CHEEKS!’.
We are in public.
Mabel: ‘Can I come in with you, Mama?’
Alice: ‘Are you going to be good?’
Mabel: ‘Yes. I won’t run away from you today’.
Homemade hummus made by my helpers and then wolfed on toast. / Finding my Grandmothers signature in books – I like to run my fingers over her name. She was the coolest and I miss her. / Theodore…why are all these spoons in your bed? / Oh. That’s why. Obsessed with spelling and reading. / Freesias on the mantlepiece. / So much better than the powerbill – postcards from adventures of a different kind. This one flew all the way from Wyoming. / Tiny dancer tutu legs from our nightly dance party. / Yep. This post is still my life. / These are the things you will get asked if you are Vegan: 1) BUT, WHAT ABOUT CHEESE? & 2) But…what do you eat? So I thought I might include a photo each week of something easy and Vegan that you might like to try to make for yourself. Or, for if you ever encounter this conversation in the wild, so prepared are you to answer; ‘well, actually! Vegans eat all sorts of things! For example…’.
Breakfast Shake. Throw a frozen banana (I am currently experimenting with the best way to freeze bananas. My life is very exciting, I know. Like, can you peel them first? Because freezing your mits off trying to cut the peel off post-freeze is the pits. Stay tuned!) in your blender with a cup of the mock milk of your choosing. Whizz on high and add something exciting. Here I used a heaped tablespoon of passionfruit pulp. It was delicious.
Alice: ‘Did you do a poo?’
Alice: ‘…are you sure?’
Mabel: ‘No! It’s a poo-egg! I laid it like a chicken!’.
Mabel: ‘This little piggy stayed at the market. This little piggy is beef. This little piggy is none. This little piggy stayed at the market. And this little piggy went wee, wee, wee, wee, snort!’.