My brother Drum is littler than me and my Mum says we are very different. When I was small I did lots of talking, as anyone who has read my blog for a long time will know… But that is because I am interesting and I have a lot to say about most things.
I got the hang of walking when I was little but I didn’t so much see the point, not when I had a comfy buggy or Daddy’s shoulders to ride on.
But my brother loves it. In fact, he has his own special style of walking; with his hands up in the air to go faster…
My brother has also just learned how to use a fork. He sort of had to because his nursery put him up into Big Class so all the other kids can do it already…
But he still isn’t very good at talking. I think maybe it’s cos whatever he was going to say, I got in there and said it first…
My Dad is the best Dad there is because he always plays with me and builds things for me and reads me stories and lets me jump on him in bed.
I wanted to get my Dad a picnic basket so we could take it on the boat, like when Grampy Rabbit has boat picnics in Peppa Pig.
So Mummy found a shop on the internet and I chose it, then the postman delivered it and we had to hide it and keep it a (Shhh) SECRET.
I also made Daddy a card at school and Mummy hid that one so well that we neearly didn’t find it again!
For the picnic we had pasta and sausages and baguette and orange squash and grapes and apples – and my brother Drum had Scotch Eggs, which are his favourite.
Happy Fathers’ Day to all the other Dads out there, but my Dad will always be the best.
Our friend Jordan from Rizzle Kicks and Miquita Oliver played badminton with us recently in Clissold Park when we were at Drum’s godfather Garfield’s birthday party – so my brother Drum did a thank you dance…
We have recently moved to a place called Forest Gate which has lots of streets that aren’t as busy as where we used to live. We do a lot of walking ’round Forest Gate; to the shop that sells ice lollies or the field to walk the dogs or the pub Daddy likes that also has a playground at the back.
But – now we don’t have to walk ANYWHERE anymore because we have SCOOTERS!!!
Our scooters are from Microscooters who are the makers of the bestest scooters in the whole world ever. Mine is orange to match my fox called Bubble and I am the only one at my school to have an orange scooter, so everyone is very jealous (and also I can find mine easily at home time).
I wasn’t all that quick to start with but after a few races with my Dad I figured out how to scoot really really fast… Then I had to figure out how not to end up in the wall and how to stop – but luckilly I got a helmet and my Dad showed me how the brake works.
My brother Drum also got a scooter which is called a Mini2Go one and came with a pet monkey that Drum calls GooGah monkey but his real name is Mic. Anyone who knows my brother Drum will know that he loves cuddly animals, so the people at Microscooters are pretty clever to have worked that one out.
If you are planning to ask your Mummy or Daddy to get you a scooter, ask for a microscooters one because they go smoother and faster than other scooters do so you don’t have to stop when you go over bumps or pebbles.
And if anyone thinks they can beat my Dad on a scooter then can come and have a race…
PS Mummy said to mention the Scoot Safe Tips, because it’s good to know what to do about roads and stuff..
My brother Drum is very little, but he does like to try and do grown up things like eating with forks and taking off his trousers and singing along to the radio.
But today he got to do something very grown up as it was his first day at nursery.
Boo Rabbit went too so that Drum wouldn’t be scared (and also cos he wanted to see what was on the menu for lunch…)
Drum was a bit worried on his way in…
But he had a really good time and played in the sand and with the cooker and he did a puzzle and Boo met a big fuzzy bear.
They are both going back tomorrow, so it must have been alright…
We recently moved to our new home in Forest Gate so I’m an expert on the area now. Here are my best places:
1. Wanstead Flats: we call them The Fields and they are the biggest fields in the whole of ever. Dinosaurs live there, and rabbits, and picnic monsters who like to share your picnic. It’s mostly windy at The Field so you can fly your kite or I like to pretend that Doodle is like Radar on Fireman Sam finding people who are lost in the long grass and rescuing them…
2. Rod’s House: our friend Rod has frogs in his pond and a cat called Mrs Perkins. His house is made from leaves, which I think means it is stronger than bricks so the big bad wolf can’t blow it over.
3. Coffee 7: this is a shop where grown ups drink coffee, run by a man called Dan. They also have cookies in big glass jars and make special sandwiches for us kids with jam and peanut butter.
4. Forest Tavern: my Dad likes to have beer in here and I like having apple juice with a straw. My brother Drum likes to have Scotch Eggs, which I think are laid by Scottish chickens.There’s also a nice garden at the back and they don’t mind too much if you climb on the flowerbeds.
5. Our garden: our garden has a trampoline, a sandpit, a hill that we call Toys Mountain and a shed that only my Dad is allowed in. And it is also where all our plants live and where we have our lawn and Daddy makes Doodle bark when he gets the lawnmower out…
Pirate Captain Ben has left us in charge of his boat whilst he goes off to sail the high seas looking for more treasure.
My Dad has lots of plans to build things for the boat but he started off by making this box so I can sit on it when the boat is boating down the canal…
There are lots of ropes on the boat, you have to hold them tightly so they don’t fall in the water. You can also shout ‘Aaargh’ like a Pirate when you pull them.
The boat makes a chuggy chuggy noise as it goes along and lots of people wave to you as you go past.
We saw a family of ducks – Mrs Duck and her nine ducklings – they followed us through the lock gate.
We took the boat from Victoria park to the River Lea to back again by Hackney Wick. If you pass through Hackney Wick on the overground you can see the boat just by the bridge. Maybe say hello if you do.
Boating is good fun but quite tiring when you’re little like my brother…
My brother Drum is a whole year old.
When he was born he was too little to go on the slide or the swings or play with toys…All he did was drink milk and sleep and cry if you took his Boo Rabbit.
But now he can wobble around and say ‘Dad’ and eat normal things and pull Doodle’s tail…
So we got him a Pirate ship for his birthday, so he can be a real Pirate like the rest of us…
This is my best friend Bella, she used to be in my class but now her Mummy and Daddy have bought a big house in the countryside so she isn’t anymore.
But my Dad said we can still play together at the weekends, so it’s OK.
Bella likes dresses and she likes Peppa Pig and she likes playing Tag (and she normally wins).
Dad took us to the park and a place called Full of Beans in Highbury, where the mums and dads can have coffee and we can play in the ball pond.
This is my brother pretending he is big enough to play with me and Bella.
Some people – like my friend Franklin – need belts because they are too skinny to keep their jeans or shorts up. I actually have the opposite problem which is that after I have had my tea and sneaked another pudding it’s tricky to get that pesky button at the top to do up. And some trousers, like my smart ones for best, don’t even have a button, they have a sort of hook which is double tricky when you really need a wee.
So I was chuffed to get sent some clever belts from a company called EasyBelts, who make belts for us kids that are super dooper easy to do up and undo again. In fact, they are SO easy that the first time my Mum didn’t even realise it had done up.
My EasyBelt has a picture of a racing car on it and they make them in my baby brother’s size as well, plus for big kids and girls. But if I were you I’d get this one, like mine…
They are actually also lots of fun to do up and undo even when you don’t need to do your trousers up – and you can also strap them ’round other things apart from your own waist just for fun, like your bedroom door handle or your school bag or your bear.
As well as playing with my new belt, I also got a huge parcel in the post. You might remember from last week that I got a new bike for my birthday…
Well… then this big box arrived…
Which was nearly as big as my entire Daddy!
But inside had an extra special hat for me to wear on my new bike! Which came in the post all the way from my Auntie Vanessa in Scotland – so almost as far as the moon!
So now I can safely ride my new bike on the street AND keep my trousers up!