I thought I’d write a quick post to bring you up to date on our dinosaurs’ antics over the last week. Once let out of the box, our dinosaurs have clearly been keen to get up to mischief whenever they get the chance. As time goes on they seem to be getting a little more bold and adventurous too, creating havoc wherever they go. I’m somewhat nervous about what they’ll get up to in the last week of Dinovember! If you missed the last post, you can read all about the start of our Dinovember experience here, and visit the web page of the original creator of Dinovember here.
On day 4, our dinosaurs were found marching across our living room. We had no idea what they were up to, but it sparked a lengthy discussion on the subject over breakfast, with Small Child speculating that perhaps they were trying to get to his art table, which is in the general direction that they appeared to be heading.
On day 5, Small Child’s hunch turned out to be correct – our dinosaurs were found getting arty with some of his pens, pencils and crayons. We had no idea that dinosaurs could be so handy with a pencil and paper – although most were just scribbling, one had drawn a half decent picture of a diplodocus, and another had written ‘DINOS RULE!’. Small Child spotted a pterodactyl up on his art table, in the act of pushing a pen down to a waiting t-rex below – clearing up the mystery of how the dinosaurs got to the pens in the first place.
On day 6 our dinosaurs got a bit naughty. They were found emptying out the tumble dryer, and climbing and playing in the clothes. Small Child was particularly delighted to find his very smallest dinosaurs playing hide and seek in a pair of his pants (that’s underwear, for my American readers!). I was just disappointed that they hadn’t put the clothes away for me!
On day 7, Small Child was shocked to find those hungry dinosaurs tucking into a bar of Daddy’s favourite dark chocolate! A couple seemed to be squabbling over a particularly tasty piece, and there were nibble marks all round. Small Child quickly put the dinosaurs away in their box, so that they couldn’t eat any more of it, before tucking into a dinosaur-nibbled piece of chocolate himself. I suggested that maybe the dinosaurs should be left in their box that night, so that they couldn’t get up to any more naughty antics, but Small Child was adamant that they be allowed out to play.
This morning they were found to be getting bolder with their naughty behaviour, although as they are dinosaurs, we shouldn’t blame them really! They’d marched themselves into the downstairs toilet, and were busy pulling toilet paper from the roll. It looked like they were having a marvellous romp in the toilet paper, so I couldn’t get too cross with them!
Small Child asked whether we were nearly in December yet. I assumed that he was looking forward to Advent, but when I told him we had another week to go, he cheered, exclaiming in excitement that the dinosaurs had loads more time left to play! Dinovember has certainly helped to take his mind off the countdown to Christmas, for now at least.
For a daily update on what our dinosaurs have been up to, why not follow me on Instagram or Twitter? You could also run a search on various social media sites under the hashtag #dinovember, to see what other dinosaurs around the world have been getting up to. I will be posting a final update next week, so do check back here to see what our dinosaurs did in the last week of Dinovember!