Currently the mad dog is being completely bonkers. It’s a kinda let’s bark at everything type of day. Currently the apple tree is getting it. But as the decibels rise my mind wanders to that quiet little pup. What happened…..

Son is not impressed. If you look closely at the photo you will notice that the duvet cover is Peppa Pig themed. It’s a perfectly good cover so is still used today when his Jurassic Park one is being washed. Son doesn’t really see the practical benefits.

You do know Peppa Pig is for little kids. It’s not as if I’m watching it. I know you do when you get the chance, but not me. I was watching about the Black Death last night..”

I do have to admit that a quick bit of Peppa Pig, or the Clangers or In The Night Garden is strangely therapeutic. And yes I can’t remember the Peppa Pig episode which featured the Black Death.

All my parenting waffles are subject to a major caveat. As statisticians would say – it’s based on a very limited sample size. Like one child. One child on the autistic spectrum with dyslexia. So when I see something I can’t be sure if that is just particular to our son or is a common thing. The only other benchmark I can use is my childhood. That seems a long time ago…..

Son has a lot of areas where he is more developed and refined than his Dad. Seemingly way beyond his years. But also in a number of areas he probably still reverts back to the Peppa Pig years. Cuddly toys. Not wanting to leave the safety of the family nest. Mr Men stories. Petting Zoos. Toy cars….

Maybe it’s a fear of growing up.

But I can relate to this. Not wanting to completely forget your early childhood days. Now where is that Peppa Pig dvd….

Speaking about not forgetting things.

It’s the Great Bloggers Bake-Off this Sunday. It’s all about having a bit of fun. Pop over to Mel’s blog – Crushed Caramel (Learner at Love). She has done so much work to set this up.

Our special judge is A Jeanne in the Kitchen.

Let’s go Sunday Spongecake mad.

Please send photos of your creation(s) to

54 thoughts on “Decibels

  1. I think it’s a bit of both: a bit of growing up as fast as possible, and a bit that never grows up at all. Why else would I still have the puppets I used when I was a kid, or Bo still has all his Batman action figures from the Michael Keaton film? All three Bs have a lot of their comfie animals, keep digging out the beloved board books, and will never stop mucking about with cars. And we’re showing them the cartoons we dug as kids–Thundercats, Care Bears, Inspector Gadget, MASK. and others. It keeps us young, and shows our kids that growing up doesn’t mean leaving the fun behind. xxxxxxxxxxx

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      1. Captain Scarlet (and the Mysterons) was one of my childhood favourites… Just how OLD are you????
        (I had an Angel Interceptor, remember the Angels?) ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  2. Awwwww… cute pup pic – do i detect a bit of Collie Dog in there? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Peppa Pig and The Bubonic Plague – Ep #G147. Perhaps you were out when it was on… or asleep maybe?? ๐Ÿ™‚
    You can watch it here:

    As for the not wanting to let go of childhood stuff – it’s all perfectly natural. Psychologists study it and have thousands of explanations for it – all totally rational. Freud in particular always wanted to be Jung! ๐Ÿ˜‰ (Young? geddit??) ๐Ÿ˜‰ Oh, never mind. :eyeroll:

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  3. Catelyn does this too – she still has imaginary friends, has tea parties with them, plays with dolls. Just seems immature for her age but I’ve never said anything to her but I did notice it. Maybe that’s right – a fear of growing up and a comfort in the past.

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  4. My son is that way, too. He is incredibly brilliant and makes astute observations about life and people’s behavior -then curls up and tells me untruths because he is hurt or overstimulated.

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