have i told you all about my british grandson? yes, well, t.willie has been strongly influenced by the kipper the dog program. it is a children's program based on a children's book series. t.w. LOVES this show! and as far as kid's shows go, it is great. it's quiet, gentle and teaches about friendship in a fun way. he has several of the videos but has never seen it as a book.
it just warms my heart when i hear t.w giggling while watching it. but a strange side-effect of his kipper habit is the use of british terms and words. like, he'll be using a toy-maybe a ball, and he'll hand it over to me and say "you have a go, gammie." or when he's about to race the dog down the hallway, he'll say "ready, steady, GO!!" or "that's brilliant, pop!" when he sees bilbo sharpen a stick for marshmallows. he also likes to use the british words for items- such as saying torch instead of flashlight, or spade instead of shovel. the kid cracks us up!
oh, and if you ask him a question that he doesn't know the answer to, he says "i dunno" with a really great british accent. too funny. hey, maybe i could teach him to say "pip pip cheerio"! hmm......... :)
1. for blue skies
2. for another campfire this evening
3. for my wacky wonderful grandson- t.willie