Monthly Archives: January 2011

Maturing Palate

During the school holidays, the Pilgrim family had an evening out which included dinner at a nice Japanese restaurant. The boys usually have the kids meal or a bowl of noodles, but this time Athos was amenable to trying our platter of salmon sashimi.

Athos: Mmm, it’s good. I like it.

Pilgrim Dad and Mom: (in unison) Oh dear.

Reading with Daddy

Pilgrim Dad brought the kids to the library yesterday. It was primarily for Athos’ benefit – he has an extended book list from school that he’s working through.

But Pilgrim Dad decided he would try to encourage Porthos (who doesn’t like books) to read as well. I was delighted until I saw the book – a war-time commando comic.

Me: What?!?!

Pilgrim Dad: Hey, he now knows what ‘strafe’, ‘achtung’ and ‘luftwaffe’ mean. And the different pain levels as denoted by “AARGH” and “AAAAAAAAH”.

I roll my eyes and rest my case….