Thursday, 27 May 2010

The Auntie Hat

So, said The Small One, If  I have my bath now, and put on my dressing gown and get my own supper, will you tell me what you are going to blog about tomorrow?

Mmm, I hadn't really got a plan. I had been hoping something would just turn up. And so it did, when The Small One returned with her hair wrapped in a big bath towel.


You're wearing an Auntie Hat, I said.
I am? and she sat down carefully so her headgear wouldn't topple.
Oh yes. I replied. That's what we always called a towel turban when I was a little girl.
And did you have an Auntie who walked round with a towel on her head?


Actually?  No. But I did have a teaching Dad who was always asking my crafting Mum to help out with things for the kids. I don't really know what happened the day he asked for the "Auntie" puppet (but I'm pretty sure there was a policeman puppet too, somewhere in the story); it all went a bit quiet when Auntie's hair wouldn't work. And then suddenly, she had a hat. A turban style. Fashionable in the seventies, so she didn't look too out of place.

But from that day on, every time we washed our hair, we asked for an Auntie Hat


It's only a little story; but it's a family story. And now she knows it; and it'll probably end up on a layout; and that's what it's all about.

Today I'm Loving...having a boiler that works again after 2 weeks without. Hot water. Oh. Yes.

16 comments:

Maria Ontiveros said...

Awesome story! I hope your little one repeats it to her little one some day!
Rinda

laurie b said...

i love how families create their own "language" through stories like this. i'm sure your daughter will think of it, and you, every time she washes her hair from now on. :-)

Cheri said...

Great story! And two weeks without hot water???? However did you survive? (I HATE cold showers!)

Clair said...

You have the best stories!

scrappyjacky said...

Another wonderful story,Sian....it's wonderful how all families have these little stories that are all their own.

Karen said...

Cute story. It's lovely that the samll one takes an interest in your blog xx

debs14 said...

Another lovely tale from High in the Sky! How cute that she wants to know what you blog about - or is she just hoping for a starring role?

Ann said...

Your post made me smile. How lovely she takes such an interest in your blog and your stories.

Denise said...

Awww that's a lovely story and great that the small one takes an interest x

Becky said...

Love the story - and now you can have a lovely hot bath, wash your hair and put on an aunty hat too!

Amy said...

Thankgoodnes your hot water is back!

Well of course it is a great story beautifully told but I like the subliminal photographic message throughout the post :-) Well done Mum!

cate said...

Thank goodness for hot water! I sometimes wish I had little stories like that to share with my kids... the only one that springs to mind is sitting on the freezer...

JO SOWERBY said...

i love this story. the girl is so clever to sort out ur blogging for u.
Jo xxx

Scrappi Sandi said...

Lovely story!! Looking forward to the LO!!

Suzy said...

Sian, I do love visiting your blog,both for inspiration and for your stories

This one would make a good layout

Suzy x

Carrie said...

Cute story!

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