Welcome to the Jungle

Cute kid at Jungle Buddies, Five Dock

There aren’t too many folk in Australia who weren’t aware of this morning’s Federal Government challenger-free leadership spill that wasn’t.  But, little did they know, at the exact same time another spill was going down in suburban Sydney. Only in this instance there was a challenger. And the challenger, all three-foot nothing of her, was ready to step up and stage a coup for control. Control of this blog that is!

She first declared her intentions on the school run.

“Mama, I want to be a blogger today. While Raffles is at school.”

Raffles, horrified at the prospect of losing “his” blog, quickly pointed out that he was the king of this particular jungle. The chief. The big cheese. El Presidente de Eats World. And only he could be the boy in BoyEatsWorld… for technical reasons.  But Sugarpuff, slightly confused feminist in the making that she is, insisted to her big brother that girls can do anything, including be boys, and that it didn’t matter what he thought because she would be Miss Eats World and wear a pink handbag. Oh, and he couldn’t stop her because he had to go to school, so ner. Or something to that effect.

The incumbent looked a little panic stricken at this point, until I quietly pointed out to him that as she was three-years old and not yet able to read or write, I didn’t think she’d have the numbers (or the letters) to take the top job, but that it might be nice if he was a little less bossy and a little more consultative so they could work together as a team and come up with a solution that was in the best interests of the blog.

Raffles said he’d think about it… but was soon distracted by bestowing a knighthood on some random plastic ninja turtle that he found in the back seat of the car.

I then explained to Sugarpuff that being a blogger was a lot of work. She’d have to play and have fun, smile for some photos, and then eat lots of food and tell us all about it, so her chief of staff (ie: me) could get it all typed up for the readers.

“I can do that” she claimed confidently.

And so Team Eats World was born. And Raffles is handing over the reins, reluctantly, for the day to his deputy, Sugarpuff, whilst he’s off dealing with important affairs of state, and a little math, at school.

Sugarpuff concludes that to write a post we need to “actually do something” and “actually eat something” so we head to Jungle Buddies indoor play centre at Five Dock for a morning of climbing, bouncing and sliding fun.

Fun at Jungle Buddies

But for more on that I’ll hand it over to the lovely Miss Eats World…

“Jungle Buddies is so awesome. There are a lot of slides and they are fast. I really like the curly purple one that goes around and around. I like bouncing a lot and there is a special place where you can shoot balls in big cannons just like a pirate. I like climbing and climbing and climbing. It is soooo fun.

 Jungle Buddies Five Dock

“I like eating all the food. And mummy is happy because lots of it is really good for you with vegetables but they still have some treats like (home-made) fluffy marshmallows and juice.

Healthy and delicious food choices at JUngle Buddies Play centre are certainly a bonus

“I miss my brother. I think I like blogging better with him. I want to come to Jungle Buddies again with him.”

Looks like Raffles leadership is safe… for now!

18 Comments on Welcome to the Jungle

  1. Kate
    February 10, 2015 at 7:09 am (2 years ago)

    Look to your laurels Raffles!

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    • BOYEATSWORLD
      February 10, 2015 at 7:40 am (2 years ago)

      He’ s on high alert, Kate

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      • Kate
        February 10, 2017 at 2:05 pm (3 weeks ago)

        This came up on my fb memories! How are those laurels now her letters are coming together?!

  2. Little Munch
    February 10, 2015 at 7:14 am (2 years ago)

    I can’t believe how good that food looks – amazing for a play centre!

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    • BOYEATSWORLD
      February 10, 2015 at 7:40 am (2 years ago)

      The food is incredible. So delicious, really well thought out and all quite healthy. I’ve never encountered anything this good at a play centre before.

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    • BOYEATSWORLD
      February 10, 2015 at 10:17 pm (2 years ago)

      Much. And a more productive one at that 🙂

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  3. Louise Baker
    February 10, 2015 at 5:31 pm (2 years ago)

    Wonderful. Love the pics of the food, was it as good as it looked? If this is her report at three, imagine what she will be like at 6. You guy’s will have you own magazine soon, Mup will come over and do the graphic designs for you and security!

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    • BOYEATSWORLD
      February 10, 2015 at 10:18 pm (2 years ago)

      The food was incredible. I couldn’t believe how good it was. And Sugarpuff was right. It was really healthy. Mup is welcome to join Team Eats World anytime! xx

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  4. MrsDplus3
    February 10, 2015 at 9:59 pm (2 years ago)

    Oh that is just the cutest post ever! I want to be a blogger that wears a pink handbag too. Go Sugarpuff x

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  5. BOYEATSWORLD
    February 10, 2015 at 10:18 pm (2 years ago)

    Thanks Robyn. You only need the pink handbag 😉

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  6. Dilvin (wanderluxekids.com)
    February 11, 2015 at 9:49 pm (2 years ago)

    I was there recently and couldn’t believe how good the food was! And the coffee wasn’t bad either.

    And may I just say how cute are your kids? You should do the world a favour and continue to breed lady!

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    • BOYEATSWORLD
      February 11, 2015 at 9:59 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks Dilvin… if only I hadn’t already passed my breed by date 😉

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  7. Neets
    February 11, 2015 at 9:51 pm (2 years ago)

    I have never, ever seen food that good at a playcentre. I have playcentre food envy. Right, I’m moving to Sydney!

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    • BOYEATSWORLD
      February 11, 2015 at 9:59 pm (2 years ago)

      It is quite extraordinary how healthy and how tasty it actually was. I’d go there just to eat. 🙂

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    • Kate
      March 16, 2015 at 5:49 pm (2 years ago)

      I’m on (almost) the same page! Except for me the issue is temporal! I am a decade out … now if my 13year old was 3 again, I know where we’d be. Sigh!

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  8. Seana Smith
    February 27, 2015 at 2:47 pm (2 years ago)

    She’s in now, good to see the feminine angle here! The play centre looks great, keen to visit with my own monkeys.

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    • Kate
      March 16, 2015 at 6:02 pm (2 years ago)

      I agree with you!

      I also suspect little sisters of big brothers have a certain edge in life 🙂 … nobody can tell them what they can and can’t do; their big brother long long ago tried-on that one and failed, so nobody else has a snowball’s chance in hell of winning such a silly argument. But that big brother will always be the first friend forever.

      Go girl! Both feminine and feminist all in one brilliant package … I look forward to hearing more from you, Sugarpuff! 😀

      Reply

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