Monday, August 20, 2007

Confusion and delay

The latest news on the recall of Thomas the Tank Engine toys is that box car, caboose and stop sign are still in the shop for new paint, per Sir Topham Hatt's orders, but we have been reimbursed for the cost of sending them there.

The Oliver English Dictionary (new instalment)

rack roof, roof racket
A device for securing things to the tops of cars

Type of curved stick that returns when thrown


Partway through our attempts to get him out of his pajamas and into clothes, Oliver insists on wearing his pajama top like an apron around his chest, with the sleeves tied at the back.

Oliver: You can't see my tummy. There's a baby in there.
Me: Hello baby!
Oliver: He can't hear you. I think he's eating yoghurt right now, from a bowl.