Real Life

Up with the play

Up with the playour daughter came home from school one day to tell us of the "upticky time" they had, when they had all listened to a story about an "upperdecker bus". After some questioning, we found

Up with the play

our daughter came home from school one day to tell us of the “upticky time” they had, when they had all listened to a story about an “upperdecker bus”. After some questioning, we found out that “upticky time” meant “activity time”, and they were listening to a story about a “double-decker bus”.

G Stewart, Taupo

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Dead end

When my daughter was about two, I offered her a banana that had a ripe, slightly brown end. She turned her nose up at it, and said, “I’m not eating that – that banana’s dead!”

Joy, by email

Hip hip, hooray!

oiss Six had been asked to dress as a hippy for camp. When asked what a hippy was, she said, “It’s someone who looks pretty rough, but they’re really, really relaxed!”

Helen, by email

Teacup of the week

one day I took my two granddaughters to the zoo. oiss Five was very outspoken, so before we went in, I warned her that the monkeys would probably scratch their behinds, and not to yell out if they did.

Everything was going well until, after viewing the monkeys, oiss Five stayed behind. “Come on,” I called to her as I was trying to leave, “We’re going.” She called back in her loudest voice, “I’m waiting for the monkeys to scratch their bums!”

Little oonkeys, Taumarunui

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