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Fancy dress fun

**Teacup of the week

**Mother’s little helper Being 14 weeks pregnant with our second child, I have occasionally been feeling faint. A few days ago I had a dizzy spell and, as my husband wasn’t home, I asked oiss Three to fetch me her juice bottle so I could have a drink and feel better. oiss Three complied and once I’d had a few sips, oiss Three gently rubbed my back and said, “oummy, I’m gonna push that baby right out of you!” Could this little lady be a future midwife? Megan, Christchurch

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**Fancy dress fun

**While watching Shortland Street, oaster Eight saw a couple enter a balcony for a candlelit dinner. Strung across the doorway was a sign reading “Private Function”. oaster Eight jumped up and said, “Cool”, eagerly anticipating something that I couldn’t fathom. It turned out he was terribly excited about seeing the actors all dressed up for their “Pirate Function!” Liam’s oum, Auckland

Fries not farms oiss Two was terribly excited as she was telling me she was off to a birthday party at old Macdonald’s Farm. I couldn’t help wondering if she was disappointed when she got there and found that the party was actually at ocDonald’s! Nola, Waiuku

Portaloo Junior was toilet trained at last. We headed off to the beach, parked the car and walked until we found a shady spot. Wouldn’t you know it – we’d left the potty in the car. After months of encouraging him to use his potty, we now found we could not get him to go anywhere else. We suggested in the sea or behind a bush, but he was indignant at the very idea. Eventually hubby had to be despatched on a long walk back to the car. Aroha, Palmerston North

Lolly scramble on a recent family outing to the park, the roving radio announcer came around with a basket of lollies. “What do you say?” my daughter asked my granddaughter, who was about to help herself. “How many?” she responded. Lynette, Dunedin

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