In the Microbe’s words, this hyena is “deadly cute!” and he can barely wait until his birthday to get his mitts on it. (That and a weird menagerie of Minecraft-related cuddly toys that I will probably end up hoovering up from his wish list nearer the time.)
In other hyena news, I made him cry the other day by reading him a story from African Folk Tales by Alexander McCall Smith, in which a hyena is unjustly killed by a lion. Suffice to say African Folk Tales do not always have happy endings …I had to do some speedy damage limitation.
In girl news, she had a momentous week as I took her to her very first theatre show. The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Stories, in Kingston.
Having wasted most of the morning on fruitless attempts to get her to have a nap, I gave up and lugged the two of them to the theatre and they both seemed pretty excited as the stage lit up…
When the first story started, the entire theatre was filled with delighted shrieks as a series of brightly coloured puppet animals came on stage. This was followed by a tale of flashing fireflies…
But, alas, they saved the best show for last and, despite my best efforts with a cattle prod and the screaming decibels of 300 delighted 2 year olds, Matilda’s head started to flop and she was utterly unwakeable by the time the caterpillar story came on stage. So she missed the whole thing. Bah!
At least the boy enjoyed it.
In other news, the boybot is still very taken with his baby cousin, who is indeed “deadly!” and seems to be the happiest and most chilled out baby I have ever met!