Five Years of Ben

Ben ist heute fünf geworden, und ich kann mich kaum noch erinnern, wie das Leben ohne ihn war. Aber es gibt immer noch Situationen, die ich mir vor einigen Jahren nie hätte träumen lassen.

Du weißt, dass du Mutter (oder Vater) bist, wenn…
…du aus der Dusche steigst und auf einen Legostein trittst.
…du eine in Papiertaschentücher eingewickelte leere Toilettenpapierrolle geschenkt bekommst (ohne besonderen Anlass).
…du morgens beim Anziehen erklären musst, dass zwei Sommerhosen übereinander noch keine Winterhose ergeben.
…du deinen Fön nicht mehr zum Haaretrocknen benutzt, sondern um eine Kleisterlaterne zu trocknen.
…du alle Lokomotiven in Thomas und seine Freunde identifizieren kannst.

Ben turned five today, and I can hardly remember what life was like before him. But there are still situations which I could never have imagined a few years ago.

You know you’re a parent when…
…you step out of the shower and onto a Lego brick.
…you get an empty toilet roll wrapped in paper tissues as a present (no special occasion).
…you have to explain that two summer pants worn on top of one another don’t make a winter pant.
…you don’t use your blow dryer to dry your hair but to dry your child’s balloon lantern.
…you can identify all the characters in Thomas the Tank Engine.

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2 Responses to Five Years of Ben

  1. Jean Salt says:

    The last University Challenge between former members of the teams which had won the contest the most times – Manchester and one of the Cambridge colleges had a question on the colours of the Thomas the Tank Engine engines; the Manchester team scored well on it – and incidentally won the contest hands down. So, Ben’s and your knowledge might come in useful if you ever find yourself in a quiz situation!

  2. Jean Salt says:

    Just to correct misinformation on my previous comment. The opposing team to Manchester University was Magdalene College, Oxford

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