A Naming.

Splashing around in his warm bubble bath this morning Sam was playing with his toy paddle boat’s little plastic sea captain. He lifted him up and with water dripping everywhere gave him to me, saying “Marmite”.

“Uhm, no Sam, that’s not Marmite” I said. I was confused, but as I handed him back, I did note that the captain was wearing a smart black uniform with yellow shiny buttons and trim.

“Marmite!”

“Oh, is that his name? My name is Mummy, your name is Sam. Is the sea captain’s name Marmite?”

“Name! Marmite!”

Okay, I think Sam may have christened his first toy.

After his bath a very sweet smelling and clean Sam was charging around the house, until we shared a pain au chocolate. Now he’s sticky and messy once more, and loving it. Currently he is chocolate faced and tap dancing on top of the big parcel that was just delivered.

Little does he know that it’s a present for him and contains a nice wooden easel and chalk board. Now Mummy and Daddy just have to try to resist giving it to him until his second birthday at the end of next month! That’s going to be tough, especially as right now he loves his crayons, to the extent that we keep finding doodles in strange places, like computer monitors and crockery. I think if he wasn’t so hairy we’d be seeing scribbles on Quincy too.

Sam just came up as I was writing this and gave me an unprovoked kiss and cuddle. That would have been really nice if he wasn’t so sticky! Okay, time for another clean up.

2 Responses to A Naming.

  1. ashridge March 11, 2008 at 9:20 pm #

    Captain Marmite!

    He sounds like a comic book hero. Captain Marmite to the rescue..anything can be put to rights with…..yeast extract?
    I can’t stand the stuff but it’s all a matter of taste innit?

    Which reminds me that at the Science Museum yesterday a young girl came runnung up to the Apollo Lunar Module and shouted to her friend ” Come and have a look at this it’s well wicked innit?” I smiled, she was right it is well wicked.

    At least you get Sammy cuddles.

    XXX

  2. ashridge March 11, 2008 at 9:20 pm #

    Captain Marmite!

    He sounds like a comic book hero. Captain Marmite to the rescue..anything can be put to rights with…..yeast extract?
    I can’t stand the stuff but it’s all a matter of taste innit?

    Which reminds me that at the Science Museum yesterday a young girl came runnung up to the Apollo Lunar Module and shouted to her friend ” Come and have a look at this it’s well wicked innit?” I smiled, she was right it is well wicked.

    At least you get Sammy cuddles.

    XXX

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