Today Mum did something really strange. She was feeding papers to a little machine that chewed them up into long strips. Then she put all the strips of paper into a big black plastic and tied the top up. While Mum was putting her little machine away in the study, Heidi and I inspected the big, black bag. Heidi said that it would look like a beanbag if it was lying down on its side. So I pushed it over.
Then Heidi said that it really did look like a beanbag and she started to climb onto it but it made funny scrunching noises. Heidi doesn't like funny noises because she is a scaredy cat so I decided to sort that black bag out once and for all. Scrunchy noises don't worry me.
The plan was to take a run up and jump on top of the big, black bag and make a comfortable nest out of it.
Well, the plan worked even better than I had expected. I took a bit of a run up and jumped and landed on the big black bag and.......it exploded!!! There was a lovely shower of long paper strips which then settled into a huge pile in the middle of the lounge-room. Heidi and I could hardly believe it. It was wonderful!!! Heidi ate some of the strips (a fact not discovered until sometime later) and we had a bit of a wrestle in all the paper. I was just enjoying a roll in the pile when Mum came back. Heidi must have heard Mum coming because she had run off outside (This happens quite a lot, I have noticed.) leaving me to explain to Mum how the lounge-room came to be under a snow storm of paper strips.
And guess what? Mum just laughed at me and told me I was a galoot...whatever that it.