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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Giant vegetables!

Small Sprog has had trouble sleeping of late, light nights, hot room, over excitement, over tiredness, all the words for his school play going round in his head, all of it rolled into one. It makes a hyper charged Small Sprog and it's not getting better.

This week he has had a couple of drops of lavender oil in his bath to see if that helps and at the beginning of the week it seemed to work. He may have smelt like an old ladies hanky but at least he slept well.

So tonight, after a trip to the park to run off his tea, and a good dig around in the sandpit, I ran him a bath and sat down with him in the bathroom to chat. He was still hyper charged until, all of a sudden he said 'Does Daddy know Significant Other?'
'No' I say, taken aback 'Have you mentioned him?'
'No'
'Well you know you can' I say 'I have never asked you to keep it a secret, it really doesn't matter if it slips out' I look at is big eyes. 'You don't have to keep it, really you don't'
He looks up at me and in a very grown up voice says 'Has to be done' then changes the subject. That was it. He made it clear. No more. It must have been puzzling him, or bothering him and now he had said it he didn't want to discuss it anymore...
'What sort of giant vegetable would be the scariest?' he asks me in the next second.
'A carrot' I say, not really concentrating
'A carrot?' he says disparagingly ' Not a carrot. Broccoli! Just think how big it's heads would be, and it would have big fists of green for hands, and it would do this' He gesticulates a big punch in the air 'and this' He grins 'It would be like having a giant tree chasing you!'
'Yes' I say absent mindedly 'I guess it would'


18 comments:

Saz said...

young ones dont like to keep secrets like that...l did wonder actually but didnt say as thought it none of my beeswax...

glad you got that sorted..


breathe

saz x

Maggie May said...

Thats all sorted then! Got everything off his chest. He is a sweet child.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

BS5 Blogger said...

You really are a thoughtful sort!

Lakeland Jo said...

It's amazing how protective our kids are of us- and how much they notice X

Steve said...

Wise head, young shoulders... amazing how well they go together sometimes.

mrsnesbitt said...

Gosh! Says it all indeed! I wonder who the brocolli would choose to have a fight with? Hmmmm!

Akelamalu said...

He's a smart lad!

Jennysmith said...

Good one, Sub.

I always put a little drop of lavender oil on my pillow at night. And Husband swears that his lavender bath oil from Neals Yard helps him relax!

xxxx

Chic Mama said...

It's all so difficult for them isn't it. Had 'deep' conversation thrown at me last night. After two vodkas I'm not whether I said the right things or not. I just hate that my children are going through this.
It's good that he asked you isn't it. X

nick said...

"Has to be done" is a bit cryptic. Does that mean has to be kept secret or has to be revealed? I guess he's giving a bit more thought to what's the best course. Excellent that he ponders things so carefully. As long as he's not distracted by giant broccoli....

Furtheron said...

I'm with him Brocoli scares the heck our of me, a carrot is easy to deal with you just need a giant bunny :-)

Great kid by the way - I like his style and his values he'll go far

the eternal worrier is: said...

I would like a pint of what ever small sprog is drinking.

Rob-bear said...

Well, if it "has to be done," at least I trust he knows a broccoli monster won't get him.

Life in a challenging time, eh?

Mean Mom said...

I'm amazed that no one has 'let the cat out of the bag' accidentally. It can be so easily done. Small Sprog is a very considerate lad.

Reasons said...

Sweet boy...and will be socially very adept me thinks.x

Anonymous said...

Sounds like SS is confused and needs some one on one mum attention without him needing to worry about new relationships....sorry

Liz said...

Oh he's lovely!

By the way, I am always suspicious of Anonymous commentators.

Suburbia said...

Glad you said that Liz, me too. I wonder why people don't have the courage of their convictions?
Thanks for your comment :)