Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Have I Damaged My Child?

Hmmm, maybe it's time to start worrying about my youngest boy. I came home from work on Tuesday to have some "mummy & Marcus time" as Christopher is out at sports club when I get home on Tuesdays, so Marcus and I have an hour before he gets home.

I got home to find him sat on my bed watching Shaun the Sheep, and he didn't want to do anything else, just wanted me to sit with him while he did so - even I can manage that!!! I figured that as I was going to be sat there I could take a look at making some changes to my current filo set ups, so popped into my room and picked up a few.   

Upon entry into the bedroom Marcus looked at me in a very stern manner, and said in what I think has to be his most disapproving tone "Mummy..... have you got new Filofaxes....?" - honestly, who does he think he is, the Filofax monitor? Obviously they weren't new ones as they are in use, so I said "No, I've had some of these a while now, but I have got three new ones in the front room... do you want to see them?" - perky as you like, I don't want him thinking he is allowed to disapprove of me just yet - I mean, really, he's only five...

So here are the three newbies and the reactions they got from said munchkin:

First up... the Domino Snake personal in bronze (on sale Filofax Germany) "Ooh!!! It's shiny!!! I love it!!! I want to kiss it!!!" and then he did... weirdo...

It is shiny...

And the inside - dark and sultry... I wasn't expecting that
Next up... the Domino Snake A5 in brown (another sale item). I did warn him that it wasn't as shiny as he did seem to be totally enamoured with the bronze one. "It's shiny too!!!"... followed by much kissing...


Yes, it's true - I took the picture of the back instead of the front - oops


More dark insides - lovely
And then came the Kendal (thanks Jen :o) )... as I slid it out of the box towards him there was a totally different reaction, it was as if he knew that there was something special about this one. He just stroked it very carefully and said "Oh, nice..." whilst gazing at it with a look of total adoration.

Personally I think I may have found my ideal filo - although if it came in A5 compact it would be totally perfect, I am thinking about my setup for next year already having seen this rugged beast. It just looks as though it should be dragged about everywhere, thrown into bags without a second thought (this may require the purchase of some bigger bags admittedly), preferably bags with rubble in or something because this just looks like it wants to be beaten about (without damaging it internally at all of course). It has a couple of minor marks already, but it is just screaming that it wants everyone to know how tough it is - it is wonderful!!!

OK - not looking so tough on the girlie chair...

Relaxing for a while
Once all three had been checked out, Marcus decided that it was time to have a full investigation into the bronze Domino Snake. He noted the black ring protector that it came with (instead of the white ones that come with the other Dominos), he looked through the inserts and then declared "it's boring inside, that means it's for a boy" - crafty little chap. I did explain that he already has a filofax and asked how many he needs... at which point he replied "five"... OK, *holds hands up* I can't fault him. He is five, he needs five filos...

Gazing wistfully...

More kissing...

Time for another look inside...
Distracted stroking

OK, and hugging...

OK - now that's just mean. He's guarding it...
Looks like I'm going to have to try stealth tactics...
I eventually managed to get it back off him, after he hid under the duvet with it.... I think I may have to  see if they are still on sale and get him one ready for Christmas...

LJx


24 comments:

  1. Che dolce bambino :) happy Filofax baby !!

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    1. Thank you :o) He is gorgeous, even if I do say so myself :o)

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  2. Clever little Chap, such beautiful Phots x x

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    1. He's not looking so beautiful at the minute - being super grump and shouting at everyone... too tired!!! :o)

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  3. Awwwwww bless him! Love it that he wants 5! Hope you manage to get him one for Christmas :)

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    1. Fingers crossed - otherwise if he's cute enough he may end up snaffling mine :o)

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  4. You damaged him in the BEST possible way!

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  5. Best FF post ever together with Esmé's guest post about her (as Phoebe said) 'wonderful pinck' Filofax at http://icclewu.blogspot.com.es/2012/06/guest-post-esme-filofax.html.

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    1. Aw, thank you!!! I remember reading Esme's post - it's fab!!! As my little chap is sat next to me now I may have to go check it out again so he can see it :o)

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  6. This is too cute! I love how you call him "weirdo" for kissing the Bronze Snake Domino! LOL really cracked me up! Although I would TOTALLY do the same! that shinny little Filo gotta be so tempting.....

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    1. To be fair, I have kissed some of my filos, but this boy was full on smothering the poor thing with them - ha ha ha!!!

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  7. Never too young to plan ahead..... Cuteness!
    I love the five factor. Will this increase by one each year?

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    1. If he's anything like me I think it may... oops!!!

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  8. I kiss my Bronze Snake Domino all the time. It's such a lovely binder, possibly the only one of the cheaper range to really rival the leather ones.

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    1. Totally with you on that one - it is a fab binder. Dominos are just a fantastic staple filo to have, and the snakes just add that bit of luxury :o)

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  9. Thank you, that was brilliant & I even read it out to my husband! :)
    I recently got an A5 bronze Domino snake & agree that it's shiny!

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    1. Thank you :o) As I have to go order the bronze personal for the little guy I am so tempted to get it in the A5 for me - having seen them in the flesh they are so fab :o)

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  10. LJ.... I think some Filofax enabling, a bronze snake Domino is required for your wee Marcus and of course Christopher!! Sometimes a just because I love you present and surprise can be one of the very best ones. Personally I remember those rare but lovely out of the blue gifts the most xx

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    1. Christopher isn't as obsessive as myself and Marcus, he's happy with his black pocket metropol. Since he's had it he hasn't really paid much attention to any other filos apart from to have a look at new ones when they arrive. When Marcus saw that the bronze snake is now in the display case he stood right in front of it (almost with his nose pressed up against the glass) admiring it - funny boy :o) I need to try to get them both a load of decent stickers to use - will be time to scout around on Amazon & eBay again soon :o)

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