Ok, so yesterday I travelled to Stockport to pick up Ruby and it has been adventurous to say the least.
It all kicked off when we got into to Manchester and we saw a mangled umbrella. I said that’s where Mary Poppins crashed and I got a huge giggle. And after being told that all that was on the list by ruby was beans, beans, beans, beans and bumbum, sticky bumbum pudding and bumbum pie.
We got to Halifax where the first stop was CEX where we got the Tangled DVD and a 4 disc set with Anastasia and the 2 Fern gully films. On the way in though we bumped into two Real life reindeer, which Ruby was totally fascinated with. I had asked her in the day if she’d seen santa this year. She didnt seem too bothered but she said she will when she comes to Swindon.
On the way to Queensbury Ruby started singing a song. The bus was all ears as I was being my silly self with my witty answers to Ruby’s questions. She was happily singing the “Hatto” song… repeatedly This song about her hat went “hat..o-at-o-at-o-at”to certain bus passengers this sounded like “Ta-wat, Ta-wat, Ta-wat”. I suggested a different song like a christmas one. She asked why and I giggled. I said “Just change it” so she said it louder. Ruby had seen this reaction before and I think this may have added up.
— Flash back—
Earlier this year Hayley gave Ruby a toy teddy. Hayley specifically told her that she had to think of a name for this toy, and not only was I not allowed to suggest a name, but I was not allowed to change it, and she told Ruby specifically that what she chose was its name forever. When she left I asked Ruby it’s name. I suggested she changed it however she said it looked like a cat so this was it’s name and I wasn’t allowed to change it
— back to today—
Trying to change the song into a Christmas one didn’t work. She continued shouting what sounded like a sarcastic “Twat” and me unable to keep my cool I couldn’t hold my laugh back any longer… the same laugh that breaks out when she says how much she loves her teddy. At the worst moment on this bus she decided to mention the name she gave the cat blurting out on the bus… PUSSY!
“I like pussy, have you still got pussy? I love Pussy, Pussy is my friend. Pussy the cat, Pussy, Pussy, Pussy”
(Here is a picture of what Pussy looks like)
The man behind me said “I’m not going to even ask how she knows those words”. In total laughter I tried to explain she has a toy cat called pussy. Then the guy in front just glaired at me, and the girl at the front was looking with a huge grin on her face holding it back. Ruby wouldn’t shift subject. Nothing I could do would stop her. I couldn’t tell her the real meaning, and how it was pure coincidence that the words mean the same thing… unless it was something she learnt from somewhere else.
I got off the bus early changing the conversation to bubble gum… but why me!
We discovered the heating was dead so we made a den in the front room. It was at this point the bladder issues came in. The first was an “I need a wee really bad” and changed into a doesn’t matter now said disappointedly. The second was triggered by a the numerous bumps on the head while we were in the den. We watched Tangled in it which was fun, but after that it was bed time, and fell asleep to Anastasia.
In the morning we woke up at 8am on the dot according to my computer. My phone had ran out of power ages before so it was good timing. Apparently I didn’t snore loud… so I must have done something right. But… this is when the third and final accident/Knickers incident happened so a bath was needed.
After making breakfast – which included a cheese board – we had some toasties and ran out the door. While on the bus Ruby’s toy dog ‘Pascal’ decided to tell some stories, which some other little girls were also laughing and giggling to his story about the Boy on the Moon. We got into Stockport an hour late though which was not good.
Right… Time to sort out my assignment!