Sunday, January 04, 2015

Road signs



Mr Life was having a little nap. Grandson wanted to go into the room where he was peacefully communing with the cat. Naps and Grandson don't really go together. But Grandson and his cars needed to "go to Portobello", which was, in his game, where Mr L and Cassie were on the sofa. So I put up a No Entry sign. If there's anything the lad understands, it's the power of road signs.


As reinforcement, I added a Diversion sign.


He conceded the point. "Now draw a Man Digging Mud sign," he said - this is what he calls a Road Works sign. It always looks to me like a Man Putting Up Umbrella sign, so I drew this. It looks a bit like Man Poking Fire, I have to admit.


He then requested: a Man Digging Mud End sign;


a Thirty Mile An Hour Limit sign;


an End To Thirty Mile An Hour Limit sign;


a Seventy-One Mile An Hour Speed Limit sign (unusual but possible, I suppose): 


followed by the above rarely-seen road sign;


some more speed limit ending signs;


and the rather alarming Ninety Mile An Hour Speed Limit notice.

I've been writing this blog for nearly nine years, I think. In another swiftly-passing nine years, he'll be twelve and won't need his granny much any more. But for the moment - I'm his willing slave.


14 comments:

  1. You get the Brilliant Granny award from me. So far I'm only required to blow raspberries and sing songs.

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  2. Love it! And have you really.....nine years?

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  3. Absolutely adorable!

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  4. What a fantastic activity. Those times are my favourites.

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  5. That must have kept you both busy for ages! Hope Mr Life and the cat enjoyed their uninterrupted sleep .

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  6. Awwww, I'm betting he'll ALWAYS need his granny. What fun you two get up to -- were you sitting in the hall whispering and giggling and drawing signs???

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  7. Such a good idea - to ban tube trains from the road. It's lovely that you have such a clear record of these very special times.

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  8. He is a clever little chap and you are abrilliant Granny.

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  9. I think you have the makings of a very instructional game there - a type of card game to be used by learner drivers. It could make your fortune!

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  10. Such fun! You have delightful grandchildren and they have a wonderful grandmother.

    We only have the moment, but we do have that. I spent the morning with my grandson while his Mom volunteered in the school library, the same one I volunteered in when she was young.

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  11. You are clearly a fantastic gran!! Mine was lovely but very old by the time I came along. I wish I'd known her when she had more energy but I doubt she would have been as much fun as you!!

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  12. Very cute! Master N.must look forward to spending time with you and playing those cool games!

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  13. Made me giggle, this! With the 90MPH sign, I'm guessing he's going to visit Germany's autobahn at some point in the future...

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  14. My boys are 29 and 31. They lost one Granny this summer and another one today. You never outgrow your Granny. I hope you took pictures of Grandson as he was admiring your (collective) handiwork! Keep those in a file just for him.

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