Giant sneezes
June 23, 2013

giantsneezesBoy: I had a dream last night – it was half BFG, half school. One of the bad giants visits Stony Stratford – he sees our school and and he says, “I’ve been looking for that school!”

He sees us playing in the bottom playground – year 1 and year 2 – and he guzzles up all of the children up. I’m sad because he’s eaten up all of my friends and who am I going to play with?

My friend Lucy is hiding and sewing bird feathers. I ask her if she can change me into a bird; giants don’t like birds – they make them itch ALL day! I go flying above the giant and the feathers drop off onto him and make him start sneezing. As he sneezes, all of the children he’s eaten explode out of him, through his fingernails. And it’s not even the end of break time, so we can carry on playing!

Shiny peacock
March 29, 2013

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Shiny peacock

D: You know what that is don’t you?

Me: Is it a peacock?

D: Yes! And we had to use shiny paper coz that’s all they had to use.

Working differently
March 15, 2013

workingdiffD: When I grow up I want to be a postman.

Me: Do you? Why is that?

D: So I don’t have to go to work like you and my dad, and I’ll get to deliver all the letters.

Me: But being a postman IS going to work.

D: But I want to work differently.

Me: OK. How do you think postmen work differently?

D: Umm… They go to work and earn some money so they can go out an deliver all the letters afterwards?

Me: Delivering the letters IS what earns them money. Why don’t you want to go to work like me or your dad?

D: Because I don’t want to go there every day and sit in front of a computer every day and go “Uh, I’m so bored!” [rolls eyes]

Me: Is that what you think we both do? Don’t you think we do anything exciting?

D: Well, what else would there be that’s exciting that I could do?

Me: What would you WANT to do?

D: …They wouldn’t have this – I’d like to play Angry Birds!

Me: There ARE people who play Angry Birds and other games – not where I work – but at other places, where they build the games and have to test that they work.

D: THAT’S what I’d like to do! Play Angry Birds and test it!

Me: That would be a lot of time in front of a computer. When would you fit in your science experiments? Would you do Angry Birds some days and science experiments on other days?

D: Ah yes – I could be a scientist and play Angry Birds AFTER, when I get home from work! …I probably won’t be interested in Angry Birds when I’m VERY old ¬†will I? – When I’ve got a REALLY long, white beard…

Me: No, you’ll probably be interested in different things by then.

[Post-publish note: Angry Birds is now banned due to repetitive angry and obsessive behaviour whilst, and immediately after, playing!]

Christmas scene complete!
December 24, 2012

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Playmobile Advent Calendar – 24 December 2012

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