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Busy day yesterday with Beanie. How to amuse a six year old? We started by defrosting the freezer. You would not believe how interesting a bowl of warm water and a lot of lumps of ice can be to younglings of that age. After that we set off for Dyffryn Gardens - the local stately home and National Trust bonanza, where we had lunch although not before Beanie talked us into buying a tin full of little dinosaurs at some quite ridiculous price. Then it was on to Marks and Spencer for the second time in two days. Beanie's mother had instructed us to buy her some leggings and a dress.

You would have thought that leggings were leggings and that was it. But although they had several different types and sizes and colours Beanie rejected them all. So on to the dresses which she held against herself testing them for twirl and flounce before telling us they didn't suit. I think what she wants is a Viennese ballgown: she is six but behaves like a sixteen year old if not a twenty-six year old with a languid, dismissive wave of the hand towards the merchandise that 'doesn't suit.' I found some lovely yellow T shirts with decoration on the sleeves but she looked at me as though I had suggested a boiler suit. 'I don't wear T-shirts,' she said.

Where does this come from? Is it innate? In my day we got what we were given and most often they were hand me downs. What Beanie did like and which I as a fool bought for her, was a handbag, with a hologram effect on the side, all sparkly and in a fetching shade of pale turquoise. Even then she asked the elderly assistant to remove the paper stuffing. It cost £14. We did in the end find some pyjamas that she accepted and a little red sack dress, but I think she was just trying to keep us happy.

She and her mother and Theo stayed overnight and today we are going to see Theo's 'circus show,' in which he performs on the trapeze, but not up on high I hasten to add. We had a long conversation over a high tea about dragons and where they came from. I said I was inclined to believe that they arose because dragon flies used to lay their eggs in soft shelled dinosaur eggs and the DNA got mixed up sometimes. The dinosaurs ate a lot of plant matter which produced methane as it decayed. Electrostatic sparks from the dragon fly wings would cause the methane to ignite and the dragon would seem to breath fire. Dragon flies were of course very large in dinosaur times. So there you have it. Very HappyVery Happy

Posted at 24th Aug 2018 - 09:58AM   Posted by Fennie   Lark Post Comments: 3

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Here is Beanie complete with sparkly handbag.Very HappyVery Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 24th Aug 2018 at 10:01AM

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Fairy Nuff's Avatar 6 year old girls who don't care about clothes are as rare as 6 year old boys who do... it starts so young I'm sure it must be at a genetic level. Laughing
I must say, that is a very fetching sparkly turtle handbag though - she has good taste.
I had a jumper like that when I was 6 the same variegated pink, white and grey wool, I also rarely wore t-shirts as I have always preferred dresses and hate trousers.

Good luck to Theo on his performance this afternoon, sounds very daring. Very Happy

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 24th Aug 2018 at 11:16AM

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Lampworkbeader's Avatar As a grandma to a 5 year old ex-princess - she gave away her princess dress a while back for being too babyish - she's now into turquoise net with black tights, I can assure you, you got off lightly.
And thank for the info about the origins of dragons. I never knew that, and will use the information wisely next time I see her older brother, who's 7. Laughing

Posted by: Lampworkbeader on 24th Aug 2018 at 12:11PM

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