Friday, 22 March 2013

Taking Tea with Little E


So, Little E, that rapscallion of a nephew of mine, turned four. He's a busy, busy boy these days, what with nursery school and world domination an' all. He has been on holiday, too: away to the sun for a few days. And it suited him just fine - for a couple of hours - until he realised how much he missed chicken nuggets and a bit of light vacuuming in the afternoons Plus, seeing Teddy Pippin go through the X-ray machine in the airport? That's just plain unsettling..


He told me all about it over a Happy Meal round at Granny's. The chat was excellent, the food was good, but the free toy wasn't living up to his high-fun expectations. "These aren't Googly Eyes, Auntie Sian, they're just - eyes." 

So I moved forward by asking him what else he had been up to. He went on a Leprechaun Hunt for St. Patrick's Day (but I can't show you the picture of that..someone in the party, who really needs to remain nameless, was asked to dress up as the aforementioned leprechaun and is probably still waking up in a cold sweat thinking about it). He got a new Doctor Outfit (but I won't show you the picture of that..because the gleam in his eye makes him look like Steve Martin as the Dentist in Little Shop of Horrors). He likes to wear a Chef's hat and bake buns (and if I show you that picture, my budding chef here will be asking me why). But, most fun of all?

He's building his own boat. And who knows where it will take him.

33 comments:

Barbara Eads said...

He is so cute! I can just hear his little voice filled with indignation over the "happy meal" toy. After all, that's the whole reason to get it!

Julie Kirk said...

Ah yes ... as someone with a small selection of both moving and 'just eyes' ones myself ... I understand the age old question, if the eyes don't move can they truly be said to be 'googly'?

And that looks like one sturdy boat [can't wait for the inevitable launch ceremony!] May the wind be at his back!

x

Sue Althouse said...

Rapscallion....the perfect word to describe your typical 4-year old boy! Haven't heard that one in a long time.

Lizzie said...

He's growing so fast - he's a real Man nowadays!
I love to read about Little E's Adventures. When you're four, life is so full of possibilities.
The boat looks promising - I hope it takes him to far-away and exciting places; but always, of course, returning in time for lunch or tea.

Elizabeth said...

There is nothing like the imagination of a young child! I loved hearing all about is adventures.

Jennifer Shaw said...

Oh I love Little E posts! So much fun to have this little one to enjoy. The age of 4 is so amazing. He is precious. :)

Jo said...

I love hearing about Little E and his adventures :)

Gail said...

I really look forward to little E posts. My that is some boat! I can just imagine how upsetting that must have been to see Teddy Pippin go through the x-ray machine.

Sandie said...

So cute! I winced at the thought of Teddy Pippin going through the X-Ray - you have to wonder what little people make of such things. Loving the boat, I hope little E has amazing adventures in it!

scrappyjacky said...

And if the rain and snow doesn't stop soon....that boat may be needed by more than just him....though,no doubt, he'd have something to say about that!!!

Alana said...

Aww, I love hearing about little E shenanigans:)

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Fabulous adventures for Mr E!
What are they giving nowadays with teh happy meal? We are having Green Lantern and Sanrio watches. No, I don´t buy them anymore but I still look at the toys. :D

Abi said...

Oh he is so sweet! Love the photo.

Alison said...

My gran used to call Stuart a rapscallion!...Little E isn't so little any more!
Alison xx

Karen said...

I love your tales of Little E and the fun he brings to the world.

Twinkle Star said...

I love the adventures of little E, such a character!

Hope you are well, Estelle xx

Amy said...

As is always the case, it is a big box which trumps all other fancy toys ... well, exceptions are made for vacuum cleaners!

Melissa said...

That is going to be a great boat! Can he really be four already?

Susan said...

Little E is just absolutely adorable. Such fun he has. Thanks for the entertaining post.

JulieJ said...

How wonderful. My nephew is just 6 months older than Little E. He loves baking too and has reached the non-stop chatter phase. Only trouble is he has such a quiet little voice that his poor deaf Grandad can't hear him!

Ladkyis said...

my great granddaughter is that age! I love them when they are in discovery mode - I have the envy.

Miriam said...

Rapscallion! now that brings back a memory to me.
Love the boat, Oh how I miss building boats and cars and houses with the children. Sian, you are so lovely. I love this post.

Becky said...

Love dreading this and great that he is building a boat! Mine used to love to do that when they were little like E :-)

Angelfish said...

I'm a big fan of 'The Adventures of Little E' and always enjoy reading about him.

Rhona said...

My goodness Little E just gets cuter and cuter! I love hearing how he's getting on and what he's been up to. Look forward to hearing more soon :). xx

Lisa-Jane said...

He sounds like he would be a great partner for Miss Bella. She is about to turn 4 in the next 10 days too and does love to get messy with paint and glue :-)

Louise said...

he really is a busy boy. I hope he has grand ventures on his boat x

Sandra said...

Oh the adventure of being 4 ... It's all go, go go :)

Chipper said...

Being four is such fun! Hours filled with imaginary play and innocent questions. My nephews are just passing this stage with the youngest now 5.

alexa said...

Beautifully written, Sian, and as much of a joy to read as being with him clearly is. I have a big smile on my face :).

Maria Ontiveros said...

He just gets cuter and cuter! And I feel like I can hear his little voice, all high in timbre, telling you about his adventures. Thanks for the lovely post,
Rinda

Missus Wookie said...

I remember having to prise Winnie the Pooh from Princess's arms for the xray machine - wasn't fun. I too like rapscallion as a description for little E - or any four year old boy. Boat building is a good hobby - lots of adventures there.

Carmen said...

I adore that picture. And I don't blame him - I think any of my toys going through and X-Ray would have freaked me... although... hmmm, maybe not :)

I can't wait to see the boat when it's come out of the boat yard - I do hope he'll let you share.

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