Q: What are these guys doing? (Remember, this is our house.)
A: The Daddy and Mommy Lions have adopted a tiger cub into the pride, and we are daily enacting a toddler version of "Diff'rent Strokes". Except they don't really have catchphrases, and we haven't gotten to the part yet where the cubs grow up and enjoy a life of crime, or end up on reality TV shows. I'm looking forward to that time.
B: It is important for Josephine to know the proper names for every animal and every animal baby, plus what a collective of said animals are called. From left to right, a lion cub, a lion, another lion cub (and please oh please don't upset the toddler by attempting to state otherwise), a lioness; and together they are a pride. When in doubt, go to the computer. (A clowder of kittens?!?!) (And if anyone knows the collective for mammoths, please do let me know.)
C: From left to right, they are Nala,Mufasa, Simba and Sarabi, and they are on Pride Rock. (Pronounced Pri-ide Raoa-oaoawk). They are about to come downstairs to rescue the mammoth from the Ice Age.
Because we are watching too many movies lately, and that is because it is so cold outside that attempting to make the child play results in writhing and screaming of this sort:
And because dealing with that just drives me straight to the Nutella.
D: Their real names are Missy, Missy, Missy and Missy.
F: This is where they were left last night. Their bums were watching "Do-Re-Mi", from the Sound of Music, which Josie likes to watch before she falls asleep. She has a strong preference for the London 2006 Stage Production.
G: All of the above.
Now excuse me. Since you don't really need an answer, because if you read this blog you know they are all correct answers, I need to go now - Josephine just asked her umpty-hundredth question of the day, and this one requires a fresh cup of coffee.
"Why are books made out of paper?"
The question is one with multiple choice answers. One of the answers is "because". But that one never works. And there aren't really answers for that in the computer.