Sunday, July 24, 2016

Complicated stuff


It's been an eventful week, with various visits from the grandchildren. On Fridays, above, Granddaughter is dressed by her father, though I think that she herself directs proceedings. The combinations of garments aren't always entirely expected, but you can get away with anything when you're three.





Grandson, whose preferred subject for drawing is road layouts with complicated junctions and traffic lights, surprised me the other day with this. I have labelled it for posterity. It shows the (rather embellished) route of waste water from the loo to a water treatment plant and thence to the sea at the bottom. The original design of the pipes comprised just the blue lines but then he added a few more purely decorative ones. He explained the coloured oblong bit very seriously: this is where the water gets cleaned. The green bits clean it for the fish, the blue bits clean it for the seals and the red bits clean it for the sharks. The yellow bit is just general cleaning and then the process is (more or less) repeated. (He didn't actually call it a water treatment plant.)

Yes, he may be mildly eccentric.

I'm off down to London for a week to look after Daughter 2, who's not been well. Mr L is having to fend for himself. Don't get up to mischief, R...

7 comments:

  1. As always I find your grandchildren enchanting. May you daughter be well! What a good mother you are.

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  2. I like her fashion sense, it is much like mine now is.

    And N has a marvellous sense of how things work.

    Wishing Daughter 2 well.

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  3. If we all had Louby's freedom from expectations on how we dress think how much more interesting our outfits would be --- much more fun!

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  4. A Fashion designer and an engineer of some sort....maybe?

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  5. Hope your daughter is better soon. Your grandson's fascination with traffic flow has always amazed me and now this, too funny.

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  6. I think the design is brilliant. I'm impressed! Definitely some kind of engineering in his future. :) Kids should be able to wear what they want when possible. It's one of the few choices they get in life.

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  7. Poor daughter 2. We've just come back from London which was stiflingly hot but probably cooler now. Hope daughter 2 gets well soon and Mr Life manages all alone. Granddaughter appeared here last time wearing a tutu and wings and a tiara over jeans and a t shirt. Definitely an advantage to being 3!

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