This morning we woke up to a rare beautiful, mild and semi-dry day. So Jack and I jumped in the car, cranked up the volume and rocked out while driving about the countryside, stopping to stroke some Donkeys and marvel at the huge houses where the other half dwell. We got a bit lost having taken a load of back lanes and ended up at a cabbage patch. That suggests it was just a wee area of cabbages, when in reality it was a massive field with cabbages as far as the eye could see. My sisters reaction to this was 'How do you stumble upon a cabbage patch?' I dunno, but as I explained to her, it's one of these things that only happens to us mega cool people. The smell of the cabbages heating up in the sun was unreal.
Anyway, we took a wander, splashing in some puddles and jumping in mud along the way. As you can see, Jack fell right into a big pile of it and wasn't one bit pleased. In fact, he refused to move an inch until he was cleaned which meant I had to go back to the car to look for something to mop him up with. Fortunately (not for some) I had a big bag of old clothing to give to our local charity shop, so a couple of the items didn't ever quite make it there. "Why you clean me with jumper, Mummy?" Answer: Because I'm never organised to carry all the stuff that should come with a youngster. Even baby wipes couldn't have sorted out this mess, though. It was definitely a bath and towel job.
Jack is mega in to singing at the moment. And as his mother and super fan, I just think he's brilliant. He's really good at remembering lyrics and tunes. What makes it all even better is that he seems to be excellent at composing. This is a trait he's definitely inherited from his Daddy, who is also gifted at penning little ditties. Often Jack's songs gravitate around large posteriors and down wind, which makes me giggle. Then I get given a stern look from Daddy who says I shouldn't encourage such behavior. But these subjects amuse me so. (Lets hope Jack doesn't sing Daddy our alternative 'Twinkle Twinkle' lyrics.)
On this day, Jack wore a gilet from Ladybird, the Star hoody from Boys&Girls, Zara kids jeans and the Original Hunter wellies.
"Calloo-Callay, No work today, we're cabbages and kings!"