#59 ๐Ÿ‘ Just list out that MODEL behaviour ๐Ÿ–‹

In brief ๐Ÿฉฒ

  • Journal: Cutesy anachronisms are the best kind
  • Practical: Beware the attention quotient, and expectations of same-day delivery
  • Art: A less-psycho Blake or a normcore Steadman?

From the journal ๐Ÿ“–

It only takes a single word to transform one of my daughter Idaโ€™s sentences into a cutesy anachronism, or something that sounds surprisingly grown-up for a six year old. Ida isnโ€™t listening to as much Enid Blyton these days, but she does still string together some delightful turns of phrase.


Ida was particularly snarky one morning. She was carrying a ball of wool to finger-knit with, and the wool was trailing along the ground, threatening to entangle her legs as she walked to the car.

โ€œDo you want me to hold that wool, so you donโ€™t trip?โ€ I asked.

โ€œClearly I know what Iโ€™m doing, Papa,โ€ Ida huffed. Clearly.


On the drive home through Transmission Gully, Ida pointed out the spring lambs all over the surrounding farmland.

โ€œHow do they keep the lambs in the fields?โ€ Ida asked.

โ€œWith fences,โ€ I said.

โ€œI donโ€™t see any fences,โ€ Ida said. There were fences everywhere.

โ€œOh!โ€ Ida said, squealing in delight. โ€œIt was sniffing at its mumโ€™s bum and the mum didnโ€™t tolerate it and the mum kicked the lamb away.โ€

I had to smile at the word โ€œtolerateโ€. And the whole story, really.