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Six

I am a terrible parent. 6yo has actually been 6 for a while. Doing the birthday post got lost in the shuffle partially due to general life busy-ness and mostly because his birthday celebration was quiet and laid back by his choice. We didn’t go anywhere as all he wanted was for his best friend to come over and play Skylanders. He had a couple of friends come over and they all played Skylanders.

Why have you forsaken me?

JJ and 6yo are making pancakes, 6yo searches the fridge for toppings. 6yo: Dad! I can’t find any jam! JAAAAAAAAAAAM! WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?! Oh wait here’s some, never mind. This work by ryivhnn is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License

ko sipna 2 sequel

10yo: can I do memrise? Me: no. Go to sleep. 10yo: por favor? Me: no. Go to sleep. 10yo: can I go give Daddy a cuddle? Me: no. Go to sleep. 10yo: por favor? Me: na go’i ko sipna 6yo: what does that mean? Me: no. go to sleep! I wanted to wrangle the permission attitudinal in there but couldn’t recall it off the top of my head. Also needed an .

Guinea piglets

This house is more Menagerie than The Menagerie was. Newest additions from left to right: Popcorn, Lucius and Nightshade (which may actually be Knight Shade as I suspect it was named after a Skylander), belonging to 8yo, 10yo and 6yo respectively. We’ve had them for three days so far and they’re settling in slowly. Cats completely do not care about them. Tali has sniffed them both in the cage and in my hand and been great.

Stage whispers and biggenising

Earlier today: JJ: (whispers to 6yo to put a banana into the pancake mix they’re making in the kitchen) me (yelling from computer room): I can hear you from here. 6yo (stage whispering): Dad stop stage whispering! Just then: 6yo: Dad can you give me a boost up for the stuff I’m biggenising? JJ: …you want me to help you make that bigger? 6yo: yes please. This work by ryivhnn is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.

Ferrets, fishing, horsing around, one awesome quarry, and stuff like that

Photos from the last couple of weeks. After 10yo had sent off an enquiry email to WAFFS, they put is in contact with a lovely lady in the area who let us play with her ferrets and answered all the questions we had and then said we should head up to the AGM the following day if we didn’t have any plans as people brought their ferrets to these things. We didn’t have anything on that morning (unfortunately parents in law were off travelling so we couldn’t visit them while we were in the area) so we trotted along to go have a look.

New computer contemplation - specs and dilemmas

My iMac is about three years old. It’s kicking along fine, as long as I don’t do anything too hardcore in the 3d department. We’re having slight issues there, as in Blender starts lagging and acting strangely (like failing to realise that I’ve “released” when the pen is off the tablet) when it has to deal with over 2M polys. This is the machine I want to get: Mac Pro 2.

Hailing from Satan

6yo: Daddy you’re from Satan! JJ (laughing): How’d you work that one out? 6yo: Coz you’re a DEMON! This work by ryivhnn is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License

Surveillance is creepy even in kids books

Me (reading Dr Seuss’ Sleep Book to 6yo): On a mountain halfway between Reno and Rome, we have a machine in a plexiglass dome which listens and looks into everyone’s home… 10yo (interrupting): That’s…really creepy. Yep. This work by ryivhnn is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License

Talking like a Protoss

Me (to 6yo who fell asleep in the car): You’re a knackered tacker aren’t you. 10yo: As am I. Me: Go jump in the shower then so you can rest up after. 10yo: I do not think the occasional cleansing is necessary at this point. This work by ryivhnn is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License