Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Plastic crap

Originally uploaded by Crit Chicken
So I finally caved. D'Arcy has been at me for weeks about Bakugan Battle Brawlers. At the start of it we went to the local stupid market where we knew they had them, and saw how expensive they were. $19.84 for one figurine, one 'gate card' and one Bakugan. "Not bloody likely, it's such a rip-off" I said to my darling son, but he was determined. Every time we went to the shop he'd look, and we'd debate the pros and cons of $20 worth of plastic crap. He had an idea "you know that $20 I got for Christmas? I could use that" and I reluctantly agreed that if he wanted to blow his $20 on plastic crap, maybe that was OK. Since then, however, there has been a city-wide Bakugan shortage. Until today. We went to BigW and saw that you could buy a $19.84 pack of 1 Bakugan, 1 'gate card' and 1 'ability card', or you could buy a $38.88 pack of 6 of the above. After some negotiation D'Arcy is the proud owner of 6 Bakugan Battle Brawlers. I've said that that's the end of it. I hope it is. Erik loves the crunchy plastic packaging it came in, so everyone's a winner tonight.

As a kind of post-script to it all, when I showed D'Arcy the picture I took I said "that's the one I'll use for the blog post." He said "What are you going to call it? Plastic crap?"

Friday, 24 April 2009

Liveblogging the comedy that is my life pt 2

Toast in Mummy's shoe
Originally uploaded by Crit Chicken
Me (from the kitchen): Ezz, what are you up to?
E (from the lounge room): Ah Da! *
Me: Oh you've got my shoe! And some toast. In my shoe.

*Translation "Look at this exciting thing" loudly exclaimed with lots of arm waving. Often it's the cat.

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Liveblogging the comedy that is my life

11.40am Wednesday

Me: OK D'Arce you need to get dressed.
D: Why?
Me: Because that's what we do.
D: Why? It's not Thursday.

Saturday, 11 April 2009

We've been a bit poorly...

But today we went to the zoo to try to combat it all...apologies for the wobbly nature of the vid.

I've got a cold, Erik is covered in mystery insect bites, and D'Arcy's step sister Neve has chicken pox (which isn't what Erik has, they've been like that for weeks now, and I have a few too....) We spent a day lying low, thinking that D'Arcy was about to break out in spots at any moment, but not so far, so perhaps he's got to wait the 10-21 day incubation period. Annoyingly, I never had chicken pox, whcih was confirmed in my blood test when I was pregnant with Erik "you ought to get vaccinated after the baby is born" my GP said. I didn't get around to it until Thursday. Apparently the vaccination is protective if you get it early enough after you've had contact with an infected person. Now my arm hurts like a bastard, I have to have another shot in 4-6 weeks to be fully covered, and I'm still likely to get it, though not as badly...blah.

Zoo was fun, but now I'm tired, and Erik didn't get enough sleep today.

Edited to add the "official" photo that the zoo took for $5, which, on top of the $10 for the experience seemed pretty good. I have cropped it for better blogging.