For the Chinese it may be the year of the rat (turns out, it was the Chinese year of the bat), but here in Tenterden, it’s definitely the year of the dinosaur. Today is Amigo II’s second birthday. He is magnificent and sweet and I love him endlessly, just as I do my other little ones. I have had the honour and pleasure of living with him when he was newly born and I have seen him nearly every single day since then. We are the best pals we could possibly be and very happy when we get to spend our time together. I know him so well – the feeling of his soft, chubby hand in mine, the smell of his little head when he’s napping on my lap, the way he always blows me kisses. I am proud to have helped with his upbringing, he is such a sweet little boy.
Due to Covid, we couldn’t get together and have a party, but we had a mini online family get-together and we all sang while Amigo II blew his candles out on his dinosaur cake. I was robbed… no cake! The three Amigo’s are already SO different. Amigo I is full of beans and mischief, very independent and lets off a high pitched, whistling-kettle sound, at random times. Amigo II loves to be outside, digging and exploring, but always needs to be close to his family and likes a good giggle and being chased by a gorilla. Amigo III is bright and bubbly, chatty, gentle natured, calm and thoughtful. He has the softest skin I have EVER felt. Before we know it, they will be at school! I was very naughty at school and ignored everything, except for music lessons and lunchtime. Luckily, I’m ok at maths, so could sleep during that lesson, I quite liked English, but didn’t like homework, I got the world map upside in a geography exam (but still labelled it all), I HATED sport as I was too wheezy and itchy, I did T.D. because the class was full of boys (I didn’t even own a ruler) and got in trouble for doing ear- piercing in the toilets. It’s fair to say that I was a terrible pupil. I never did any homework and would escape lessons on a daily basis and hide out in the local cafe. Nothing much has changed!!!
I’m STILL plugging away at the term packs. The first ones are more or less ready to roll now. I am printing on lovely pastel coloured paper. We NEED colour right now – chalky pink, baby blue, daffodil yellow, apple green, crocus lilac…if you have ordered a postal pack you will soon see exactly what I mean!