Chapter 28-Can We Fix It?

Ringing in the changes on New Year’s Eve can mean a clean sweep for many. And this year Raffie’s brought himself a rather large broom.

In just a few days he has started potty training, discovered a passion for noodles, and even slept through until 3am for the first time in nearly a year.

And he’s also enjoying some new pursuits. As I struggle to overcome my chocolate demons, Raffie has discovered the joy of fixing, and has been partly inspired by an ill-timed car MOT.

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Apparently we have no need to worry about the car. Armed with his toolkit and broom, Raffie insists we don’t need a mechanic and has promised to fix the car himself with his drill and a hammer.

This new found enthusiasm for fixing has been accompanied by taking a spanner to the larder door handle and a drill to the fridge door.

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The solution to dropping his toys down the back of the radiator is to hit it with a plastic spirit level whereupon they bounce out covered in dust bunnies but ready to be dropped down the back all over again.

It hasn’t all ended well though, after banging the wall so hard it’s left little crescent shaped divots all over the hallway. “Looks like the moon Mummy!” And sadly, Raffie’s actual broom has been temporarily banished following an unfortunate wielding incident involving crockery.

But it’s not all about the toolbox. In December he discovered Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom and the work of the elves, who too are very good at fixing things. “I’m the Wise Old Elf Mummy,” he beamed at me, while attempting to fix the cupboard door with a water sprayer. “And I am useful.”

And despite variable results, given he has the best of intentions, we can’t really argue with that.

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This week I was thrilled to be featured on the first Post Comment Love and Newbie Showcase of 2014. This is part of the lovely Verily Victoria Vocalises website, which is a wonderful read and features lots of other interesting writers. You can find out more here

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