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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I wrapped up all of Amelie's Christmas presents last night, and I'll say one thing for charity shop gifts - you'd never know they were cheap once you've covered them in Smart Price paper. They look gorgeous. She'll never guess that most of them cost less than a pound.

To be honest though, she doesn't deserve any presents. Lisa's got a festive box of Mingles, which are basically After Eights for the working classes, and she's keeping them on a shelf in the hall. About an hour ago, I was sitting at the computer in the living room, and I noticed the door being gently pulled shut. I assumed it was Lisa trying to save on the heating bills, but when I got up two minutes later, I found the doors to both bedrooms closed, Lisa napping on the bed, and Amelie nowhere to be found.

Obviously I could have investigated further by opening Amelie's bedroom door, but frankly if there's one thing I've learnt from three years of fatherhood, it's that if Amelie offers you five minutes of peace and quiet, take it. So I ignored her and went back in the living room.

Five minutes later, I heard her bedroom door open, and Amelie walked in with chocolate around her mouth. I asked her where she'd been, and she said "In my bedroom". So I asked her what she'd been doing. She said "Just playing". Before adding "That's all".

Needless to say, the other thing I've learnt from three years of fatherhood is not to believe a word she says, so I got up, walked into her bedroom, and found a pile of Mingles wrappers on the floor. It was basically Ocean's 3½. And if we'd taught her to wipe her own mouth and use a bin, she'd have gotten away with it.

It's hard to be cross with her though, when she's capable of expressing such heartfelt love through the medium of art. She drew this picture of Lisa yesterday...

Mummy!
Not only has she accurately captured her mother's slinky hips, twinkling eyes and charismatic smile, but she looks a bit unsteady on her pins. It's Lisa to a tee.

11 comments:

Phil's Mum said...

Since being baptised into the Catholic church, Am has probably realised she needs to accumulate a few things she can mention at Confession.

Its a very good likeness of her Mummy, though.

A Passer-by said...

The Index of the large Catechism of the Catholic Church has a heading: "Baptism of infants... (is) needed to free (them) from original sin".  

Perhaps you could ask for a refund!!

jon the bassist said...

Whilst I can see the uncanny resemblance of Lisa, I am also getting undertones of red ant?

Dave said...

I trust you've warned her of the dangers of diabetes.

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