Monday, 4 July 2011


Happy 4th of July from Heidelberg Castle! 

Manshow has taken the theme too far, with noisy and hard-fought battles against sitting in the stroller, or holding hands, or staying within shouting distance.

Extra-special tactics include collapsing on the ground in various queues, collapsing on the floor of the cable-car, collapsing under the table in the restaurant, and wailing "ouchy ouchy ouchy mamaaaa!!!" any time I hold his hand. (Gently hold his hand -- but try asserting that to passers-by casting startled glances at the spectacle.) 

When it comes to three-year-old boys, independence is so overrated.

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