I spent most of the morning on Dilly’s computer, then took care of Pugsley for a couple of hours. He woke from his nap, then fell asleep again on my lap, so I took the opportunity to doze for a while myself. Afterwards, he sorted out some coloured blocks and shapes. I was impressed by the correct naming of ‘blue’ and ‘star’, but he got a bit carried away and started naming all the rest orange, which wasn’t quite so accurate. Then we talked about animals. He knows a lot of animals, although he thought a camel was a donkey. “Elephant” he said, and was right. “Trunk”, he pointed out. I told him about the time I rode on an elephant and had to grab a rope and climb up its leg. Then I remembered the time I was being driven through Madras and saw a chap riding an elephant along the pavement. They stopped and looked in a shop window. “It was remarkable” I said. “Remarkable”, he agreed. “Scary”.
Ro is being patient, but he wants his computer back. Hasta manana.