It’s Not All Mary Poppins

In our very lovely set of blocks — which is no longer being stocked by Grand River Toys! when did THAT happen?? — there are half a dozen Doric columns. (Ours are JUST LIKE THOSE, only much, much smaller, dark brown, made of Argentinian hardwood, and, because they are much, much newer, not at all decayed. Despite having been chewed, used as drumsticks, beaten against rocks, and repeatedly dropped.)

Six Doric columns, say I. Anna says different.

“Nigel, you want some wine?”


She holds a column, hereafter referred to as “wine glass” in one hand, a rectangular prism block, hereafter referred to as “carafe” in her other. She tips the “carafe” so that one corner neatly touches the top of the “wine glass”.

“Psssssssss! There you go! Is your wine!”

“Thank you.” Nigel begins to raise his “wine glass” to his lips.

“You din’t ‘Cheers’! You have to ‘Cheers’, Nigel!”

He obediently desists with the sipping. He doesn’t need to be told what to do next. Two “wine glasses” tap delicately, and meet with a satisfactory “cling” “clunk”.


Seems the tots have been learning a lot during their week’s festive holiday.

January 2, 2008 Posted by | Anna, Christmas, holidays, Nigel | 7 Comments