Yes. Knickerbockers. That’s Zac’s favourite line. He can’t stop saying that. Know what else he can’t stop doing? Speaking in accents. Indian. Filipino. The latest two he picked up – Italian and Texan accents. And he’s REALLY good with all of them. Apparently he learnt the last one from SpongeBob Squarepants. And he keeps saying, “Rodeo! Rodeo!” With the cushion between his legs and one hand swinging an imaginary lasso. Here’ s something else cute he told me yesterday:
Zac: I HAVE HAIR LIKE JIM MORRISON! But mine is shorter and more crazy.
If he’s talking about JM, under my influence, then I’m an AMAZING teacher. Bahaha. Just kidding. Here’s him when we made goop a few weeks back:
And here’s Nell, the other ex-student I have play dates with:
There was a point when she and her baby brother Monty would swap bottoms. This is her in his shorts, ready for tennis class.
This was her singing “Diamonds” by Rihanna in this one. She also sang “Pumped Up Kids” by “Fox And The People” as she calls them.
Nell’s thinking face. I think she. is. a. gem.
Mum: Come on Monty, time to go to the supermarket.
Monty: SKIRT! NELLY SKIRT! I WANT!
On Tuesday, I had my first play date with him.
Monty: RRRRR. Rectangle.
Me: What’s this shape again?
Me: Oh Monty Bonty!
Monty: (fresh out of bed, mum asks if he’s having a play date with me) NO!
Me: (trying to excite him, waving my folder in front of my face) Look what I haaavee… We can paint this race car laterrrr…
Monty: (face immediately lights up) RACE CAR!! I WANT BARBIE RACE CAR! BARBIE CAR!!
Sometimes I feel like I love doing this more than my actual teaching job.