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Monday, November 19, 2012

Stealthy Small Sprog

Lovely Man's brother arrives bearing gifts; a bag full of beer bottles and a box of Krispy Kreme doughnuts for the children - the doughnuts that is, not the beer. There is also a vague smell of fish in the room...

Small Sprog is upstairs at this point glued to a screen.

As Lovely Mans' brother is leaving I call up to Small Sprog to say that someone has brought a gift. No reply. Sometimes I despair of that boy, life seems to pass right by him when he's in cyberspace.

Later on he comes downstairs expectantly. "What are you after?" I ask
"A doughnut" he replies
"How do you know there are doughnuts?" I say
"David brought them" he says with a grin, 'and he brought beer as well as a big bag of cod"

This is the boy to whom I have to bellow up the stairs at least 4 times before he will come down for a meal. In reality though, nothing gets passed him and he has perfected his cover.

Scary to think what he really hears when you think he's not listening ... no, I'm not even going to contemplate!


Anonymous said...

They have the flappyiest of ears when it suits them. Amazing the things they pick up! I wonder if we were the same when we were young?

Maggie May said...

Seems that screens cause the silence to all children..... though my lot don't hear at all, unlike SS.
Those doughnuts look delicious.
maggie X

Nuts in May

nick said...

He'd be a good private detective then. You think he's just another dude in the background but he's surreptitiously taking everything in ready to sabotage you!

Looking for Blue Sky said...

Oh they always hear better all the stuff they are not supposed to hear and blank out everything you want them to do!

Rob-bear said...

Your not-so-small sprog is clearly a genius. Which will raise all kinds of interesting times in the future. I'm sure you'll enjoy those.

BTW, are you going to invite me for donuts, or are they all gone? Just wondering, because I'm set to hibernate, and a snack of donuts would be dandy.

Hope you have a wonderful winter with lovely man et al. Blessings and Bear hugs until spring.

Rose said...

I didn't know you had Krispy Kremes in the UK, too! You wouldn't have to ask me twice to come downstairs for one of those:)

Jenny Woolf said...

I know a few grown ups like that too! :D

Liz said...

Sneaky! I hope you denied him a doughnut! (No, I wouldn't have done either!)

Lucy Campbell said...

My mouth is watering L x