I don't know what's going on here, but I'm ready for it to stop. Last night I gave Buzz and Jessie one chocolate biscuit each after dinner and took them and Woody grocery shopping.
The chocolate biscuit must have done it.
Five minutes after the biscuits hit their tummies, their behaviour went wild! Buzz and Jessie ran around the shop, under people's feet and in front of the trolley. They zig-zagged wildly as they laughed and giggled their way across my path and then out of view, only to run under the feet of every shopper in the store. I employed every single tactic short of spanking, but I was unable to rein them in because I am loathe to 'go postal' at the shops. Someone could video me on their phone and once on Youtube, it could go viral. Then of course my life would be over.
It was mortifying. They are not normally like this.
Ever since then, Buzz, Jessie and Woody have been behaving wildly. It's been 24 hours now, and I'm beginning to wonder how long it will last. By the way, the vile hallucinogen that caused this outrage is pictured below as a warning for all parents wanting to avoid similar lunacy:
I've found their behaviour very difficult to manage while they go through what I can only assume must be withdrawal. Hence, at dinnertime I was forced to sit them at the table, give them paper and felt pens and ask them to draw me picture after picture after picture to keep them from killing each other or waking up Woody or committing a vile atrocity, the likes of which I have not yet imagined.
In the end, I asked Buzz to draw me (for he LOVES inventions) a Pancake-Making Invention. I'd had an inspiration - I'd remembered a book I read about twenty years ago called "The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm" by Norman Hunter. Well, to tell the truth, I found the story a bit too slow for my Famous Five-loving mind, but I did spend ages poring over one picture: the professor's Pancake-Making Machine. And for some reason, it had popped into my mind and I'd decided to ask Buzz to draw his version, and compare the two.
Google didn't fail me. I present you with Professor Branestawm's Pancake-Making Machine:
When searching for the above, I also found the Professor's invention for Peeling Potatoes...
In light of this, I thought of making my own dishwashing invention, but decided it was too far-fetched.
He didn't, however, and after the craziness of getting Jessie and Buzz into and out of the shower and into pyjamas (all the while bouncing off the walls) Woody woke up, ate a load of soup, and promptly demonstrated what happens when a small child has a little too much prune juice.
I tell you, I don't know what's going on here, but I'm ready for it to stop.