Spent the morning running around and exploring the garden. The boys were fascinated by the compost pit and when i came along to see what they were looking at Nish warned me that it was dangerous and that I should stay away. “There is something inside” he said, dragging me away from the pit. “What’s in there?” I asked. “He has terrible terrible feet and terrible claws…and terrible teeth in his terrible jaws” (to be pronounced teyyyibal and accompamnied by big eyes)…I look surprised and amused. Not sure if i got what he meant, Nish was kind enough to elaborate “Gruffalo!”
At which point both he and Sid ran of screaming “gruffalo” and flapping their arms.
No idea where they suddenly remembered the book ; we have not read it in a while. But it was so cool to see them making that reference and connection!