When they are good, they are very very good.....
and their Dad spoils them with a takeaway Chinese.
Look how he has made a little dinner out of our left over rice, and meat with a prawn cracker on top. He goes to the trouble of washing off all the grease, and washing off the sauce so that it isn't unhealthy for them and we usually give them less dinner on the Chinese day.
Lils has got so good at working out which day it is she knows when its Saturday....she will often, after Stevie has telephoned the Chinese, sit by the front door or pace up and down trying to look out the window to find out where that delivery bike could be. She gets most disgruntled though if Saturday comes and there is no Chinese......or in fact no takeaway.
When they are bad they are very very bad......but not often though.
We have a chewer. He only likes to rip up bits of paper or books though, if they are left on the sofa. The first time he did it was when he went up to the sofa, as bold as anything with us watching, and picked up the paper to move it to one side so he could get on. We didn't deduce from this he was a ripper too but some time after that, we would come into the living room hearing ripping noises and he would be tearing strips off a book or newspaper. However.....he did it to his Mummy's knitting pattern. I never buy knitting patterns having mostly designed things myself. This was to be a break from designing and a chance for some easy mindless knitting. Dizzy thought it was outrageous though that a knitting pattern author should be using someone else's pattern. What is wrong with Mummy he thought, I know, I'll rip it up and she'll have to start improvising again......
Lastly, sometimes they are neither good or bad....
and just comatosed sharing the same sun patch.
They love a warm day with the sun coming into the living room....trouble is that sun patch shrinks and moves and they have to try and share it.
Either that or Lily just hogs the whole patch to herself and warms her belly under it....after all, it is falling onto her bed, so perhaps she has the legal right to it. Nevertheless, Dizzy backs down for an easy life.