posted on March 31, 2007 at 8:54 pm

its sunday
and joining me
the doodles
both :goodmorningdad! (plus 2 kisses)
any dreams doodles?
both :nope
aurora : we had dreams but we cant remember
evie have you ever dreamed
eve: only nitemares
aurora what are you drawing
a; chipmunks, beavers squirrels n rabbits
all the animals that i like…
do you realise theyre all rodents?
a: yeah
e: what are rodents?
i explain rodents
are you guys happy?
both :yep
would you tell me if you were unhappy?
both : yeah
its funny aurora but you remind me of a rabbit…
a: you told me that about a thousand times
buts its true
a: i know iknow i know
i tell the doodles theyre getting chubby cheeks
a”: maybe we should skip dessert for 2 weeks
e : no ice creams
why do you guys like ice cream so much
e : theyre yummy
a : i dunno
what are you drawing eve?
e; a girl
a : i think her pants look nice
tell me about drawing n colouring eve
e ; its fun
eves become self conscious
a ; i learnt drawing from eve. at first they were people
with big round heads
and legs stickin’ out all over the place…
i dont think eve knows why she can draw so well
e: i dont
a: well i know why i can draw these animals so well
squirrels, beavers, rabbits n chipmunks
e : beavers…you dont draw beavers
a (looking down at her drawing) well i do now
the reason is…
a : theyre so cute!
hmmm..the doodles seemed determined to not say anything profound
ok lets try something thought provoking…
e : daddy look
she proffers a drawing of a girl in metallic boardshorts
its pretty good for a 7 year old
thats great!
e : thanks
if you had to be an animal what would you be
a (quick as a flash) a rabbit
i have to stop and laugh
with her big white front teeth
her tawny skin
when she has her hair in pigtails
she looks like a huge floppy eared female bugs bunny
why would like to be a rabbit aurora?
e : youd get shot!
a : (moaning) no!
why then?
a : living underground
why would you like living underground?
a : id have noisy neighbours….
a : up there…on top of the ground
thatd be a bad thing about living underground
a : yeah the good thing would be if theres thorns n bushes up top
you could just go underground and itd be good if it rained
e : the water would rain down yer hole
a : itd be like a swimming pool….
oh yeah cold rainwater filling up yer burrow
a : dad!
e : i wanna be a horse
e : gallop around everywhere
a : yeah but youd probably get caught…
if you had to be someone else..who would it be?
a :besides me?
e ; a rabbit for god sake…!
a : me!
thats not someone else
a : i dunno what ya mean dad
if you were someone else
a : i dont wanna be someone else
e : why dja wanna be a rabbit then
a : i’d still be me!
aurora shows me her drawing
its a buncha rodents
each one with a letter from her name above it
whats with you and all these rodents?
a : I DUNNO!
doodles begin squabbling over pencils
aurora holding about 20 in her hands
n eve trying to drag em outta her hands
they start screaming and struggling
shuttup doodles its 7 30 sunday morning
it suddenly abates
aurora flings one last pencil at eve and its over
peace returns immediately
e : dad i know something about jigsaws
e : when you see a corner one
you know its a corner one
cos its know.. a corner
a : im going back to bed!
the end

27 Responses to “lovely”

  1. avatar
    mattdavison | 31 March 2007 at 9:53 pm #

    I just had carla3/onehalf (moo)bring me a piggy bank full of old (redundant) fifty cent pieces…
    “Thats for you matt, so you can buy a new car… Great I thought..and asked her how much a 1978 pontiac trans am (red) with eagle.. would cost, and she quoted

    Oh’ that would be three dollers ve got enough.

    Off to shoot filmy again today.. c ya

  2. avatar
    eek | 31 March 2007 at 10:18 pm #

    awww… That was adorable! 🙂

    e : why dja wanna be a rabbit then
    a : i’d still be me!

    That’s a hell of a lot more profound than I am early on a Sunday morning….

  3. avatar
    zebob | 31 March 2007 at 11:31 pm #

    Kids say the darnedest things.
    I have two young ones myself. My wife and I have filled a couple journals with some of their spoken gems. Things they say at the dinner table, and you can’t help but laugh out loud and hope you remember to put it in writing later on.
    It’s wonderful to pick these notebooks up and read them over.
    Or spend the day chasing them round the yard or play “ball hockey” in the backyard for hours, or watch my 5-year-old son take on his 8-year-old sister in chess.
    Reading them Roald Dahl books (Don’t take this the wrong way but your blogge reminds me of Dahl’s writing style in “The BFG.”) and “The Hobbit” before bed.
    They bring back your childhood a bit, don’t they? To that time of wonderment and innocence. Where taking them to the local bakery for a special breakfast treat is cause for rejoicing.
    Wouldn’t trade it for anything.

  4. avatar
    ~ | 31 March 2007 at 11:31 pm #

    New beginning
    One by one
    new places explored
    I’d go anywhere with you

    folks round here
    think I’m nuts
    cause they think I’m squirrelly
    and I remembered I’m a dragon
    Reminded by a wizard I can’t forget
    no matter how much time or distance
    because my heart pounds so loudly
    I can hear it
    So can you
    I burned everything I used to have down to the ground
    things I wanted and didn’t need
    things I ate that didn’t feed
    I used force that was necessary
    I breathed fire upon the rooftops
    did a happy dance in ruby slippers
    while watching it all burn
    A dragon so lucky
    all the Chinese wanna be me
    mom asked me what I was going to do with
    the house
    I said: trade it in for home
    she said it’d take awhile to sell
    I said the tall guys handling the details
    I don’t want none of it
    she said what about all your stuff
    I said stuff it
    she asked about my shoe collection
    I said those are cruel to my tired feet
    and I want to cool them in crystal streams
    because the future is so bright it glows
    and I still do even if you don’t
    I get gurly when excited on Christmas morning
    I’m sorry…
    it’s just all those pretty shiny things
    I can’t wait to open
    Separate form needs completion
    to be who I used to be
    to be in Love with everything again
    to see everything anew with those eyes
    to fly without props or gauges
    to navigate with colour
    through the dawn
    With you
    I’ve moved in with a friend
    however it would take me 6 weeks to obtain a passport
    because I’ve never had one!
    Please meet me in Berkley
    May 11th at 3pm tell you where as soon as I know
    It’s too late to say no anyhow for me

  5. avatar
    ed in fl | 31 March 2007 at 11:50 pm #

    Gonna be tough leaving em for the tour of Europe – Always hated leaving my kids…

    ed in fl

  6. avatar
    wamp | 31 March 2007 at 11:55 pm #

    I would have kids too.

    But Iam a wamp and we don’t reproduce.

  7. avatar
    Richard | 1 April 2007 at 1:51 am #

    All the talk of rabbits* reminds me of one of my favourite movies – Harvey.

    It’s an old Jimmy Stewart film about a bloke whose best friend is 6 foot white rabbit that most people can’t see. Seek it out when the girls are a little older – it’s very funny and very clever.

    (*Now that I think about it, two of my favourite films feature oversized rabbits.)

  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 1 April 2007 at 2:48 am #

    my little one “Morgen”,just turned 8….we were getting ready for a dinner party.i was attempting to subdue her mane into some form of assemblance.i brushed her ear for the umpteenth time.holding back tears,in her smokey,elfin ekloquence,her words to her “mamma lato”…..”its ok .i know its tricky for you.”……i thought this a good time to ask her if she ever felt as though she missed out on anything because of my vision.after alternating with her,on a list of stuff we do n have thats really cool,i asked again if she would like anything to be different,could i do anything to make things even better in your life…she paused…..”there is something,mamma.i dont think i should say though.its something i know just too tricky for you”… hand on my heart,anticipating an overwhelming rush of guilt and sadness for things that are no more….”what is “…a swimming pool shaped like a pussycat…genx

  9. avatar
    bunny | 1 April 2007 at 2:56 am #

    Those of us with an interest/obsession in taxonomy feel the need to gently point out that rabbits are NOT (as is often assumed) rodents! They are in the Order Lagomorpha – a small but geographically widespread group of lovely & fascinating creatures. Those front teeth may look rodent-like, but they are hiding a unique characteristic found in no other mammal.

    We realize this is an unimportant detail to most, but felt it had to be said…

  10. avatar
    ~ | 1 April 2007 at 3:13 am #

    Dear Druid,
    Have mercy upon my tender soul
    do what you like to the rest-
    I take you seriously
    I do truely Love thee
    I do

    you don’t serve a cupcake
    at a wedding tho, sweetheart

    even if only two attend
    a banquet to celebrate
    in Loves divine honour
    we can be the main course!
    we like to make a mess of the kitchen table, don’t we?

    while we do the decorating
    you could tell me about your tour
    I’m going to Yosemite to take photos
    So many of my dreams coming true
    I feel very blessed
    What do ya think?


  11. avatar
    damien | 1 April 2007 at 3:35 am #

    So cute!

  12. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 1 April 2007 at 4:10 am #

    that was lovely…
    Ne iko

  13. avatar
    Centuryhouse | 1 April 2007 at 6:34 am #

    Ah, kids! 🙂

    They can amuse for hours, and at times are just astounding & amazing.

  14. avatar
    davem | 1 April 2007 at 6:46 am #

    ’twas inded lovely.
    Strange thing time. All those hours since you posted and it’s now 7.30 on Sunday morning here in blighty.
    Will be hard to leave ’em for the tour but the world needs some of your magic. I can’t wait. 2 gigs in 3 days….Heaven!

  15. avatar
    captainmission | 1 April 2007 at 7:23 am #

    ha wonderful, but ya gotta watch the ice cream, it can get outta hand, i have an ice cream habit man, and it’s causing me serious stress. ice cream seems to be the hardest habit to kick

  16. avatar
    isolde | 1 April 2007 at 7:48 am #

    are flopsydoodle, mopsytopsy and cottonwoofletail looking forward to the easter bunny? better keep those eggs away from bigbrerchockymonstawabbit

  17. avatar
    Symon | 1 April 2007 at 9:07 am #

    Steve…lovely to hear you having such a good time with your girls.

    My 11 yo daughter was with me this weekend…wanted to play April’s Fools tricks on me all day….wot a laugh.

    Just had to take her home. Came back to my place…all quiet…empty and lacking the laughter and soul of my little girl.

    She brings the best of times to my house…but when she goes…it is the hardest of times.

    As you know so well…enjoy every second of the time with them…hope you had a fantastic day with E & A and Bumper.

    regards Symon

  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 1 April 2007 at 9:35 am #

    I’m with the girls, there’s nothing better than icy-cold, smooth, sweet, creamy ice-cream, anytime, anywhere, anyday…mmmmm!!

    Love Amanda

  19. avatar
    fantasticandy | 1 April 2007 at 10:19 am #

    just how many people are you steve?
    most of ’em seem nice folk.
    fambly man…
    ambient noodler doodler…..
    hard-nosed bizness geezer…
    animal rights bruiser…….
    painter and decorator…….
    vicious-tounged anti-war ranter..
    angel of the age…

    andy L.

  20. avatar
    calling down baal and zeus | 1 April 2007 at 10:27 am #

    ahh sunday before the dawn

  21. avatar
    valerie | 1 April 2007 at 11:16 am #

    I love your conversations with your daughters! My daughter is now 19 months old, and she said “Apple” over and over last night, it was the most beautiful sound I ever heard!

  22. avatar
    nickfiction | 1 April 2007 at 1:38 pm #

    i just listened to ‘telepath’ this dreary morning awesome…..

  23. avatar
    Anonymous | 1 April 2007 at 2:51 pm #

    Song that resembles my day: “MORE ACTION!!! LESS TEARS!!!- Thee Silver Mt. Zion Reveries ( orchestra et al ) I won’t let this beautiful day get away…maybe some erie background vox…like eno edge and lanois…ahhhhh! thanks random God for this break in thee weather……..Dee in Austin Texas ~*~ remember the Alamo? ****************

  24. avatar
    sue cee | 2 April 2007 at 2:57 pm #

    Yeah, just adoreable!

    For the doodles:

    Q. How do you catch a unique rabbit?

    A. You ‘neek up on it.

    I thought that was hilarious when I was eight 🙂


  25. avatar
    sue cee | 2 April 2007 at 2:58 pm #

    ps but they’re probably a bit wiser!

  26. avatar
    sue cee | 2 April 2007 at 2:59 pm #

    and harder to impress

  27. avatar
    John Garratt | 2 April 2007 at 3:09 pm #

    “e : when you see a corner one
    you know its a corner one
    cos its know.. a corner”

    That’s awesome.

    As I think back to my childhood, I must have been mighty boring.


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