Sunday, August 13, 2006

Word Sunday : Gait

A domestic goddess not only is a goddess to her husband, in the kitchen but must be able to entertain her products of love. She must have the ability to be a clown yet remain sound and intelligent to make research, so the children will remain sane and not banter in the name of broodiness.

In the attempt to entertain my children, I read these poems to clown around with them. And for a moment they forgot about TV and trot around the house like horses themselves. Zachary remained the funniest because he looked like a small pony and was clueless but decided to do the same.

For your information also, within these four walls of blogging eh, I am a very animated person. So there I went around the horse doing all the actions with them. Kanak-kanak ribena aku ni.


This is the way the ladies ride: clipclop, clipclop, clipclop
This is the way the gentlemen ride: trotalong, trotalong, trotalong
This is the way the old man rides: bumpalump, bumpalump, bumpalump
... and down into a ditch!

When you read the bumpalump, bumpalump , you should go out like a careless person and dropped yourself with them. Hilarious!

Clip Clop

Slowly, slowly
Walks my horse.
Clip... clop, clip... clop
Walking walking
Round the course
Clip clop, clip clop.

Frisky, frisky
Trots my horse
Clip clop, clip clop.
Trotting, trotting
Round the course
Clip clop, clip clop.

Crazy, crazy
Gallops my horse
Clip-clop, clip-clop
Clip-clop, clip-clop
Galloping, galloping
Round the course
Clip-clop, clip-clop
Clip-clop, clip-clop

Bravely, bravely
Jumps my horse
Clip-clop, clip-clop
Clip-clop - Jump!
Float through the air
And land with a bump!
Jumping jumping
Round the course
Clip-clop, clip-clop
Clip-clop - Jump!
Float through the air
And land with a bump!
Clip-clop, clip-clop
Clip-clop - Stop!

This one I like, because you can start off lowering down your voice and escalate it with excitement until the end where you land with a bump.

Then I went on to google the basic horses' gaits. Haziq loves this googling thing.

Walk. Trot Canter and Gallop.

Found many interesting sites. These one (HERE), shows the gaits in motion which I think helps a lot. And typically Wikipedia has a long description of the horses gaits. I used my copy of Britannica as well.

Then end the whole thing with drawing and colouring to wind them down. Haziq coloured his horse, silver. Sya had pastel colours on her horse. Jack wrecked the horse totally. I can't do crafts, so drawing will do.

Then for the rest of the holidays, I let them watch TV or play games.

So I can blog.

Err I find that one is easier to do.

P/S : If I have to quit my job (the one I still have in Malaysia), can I open up my own playhouse?

Etymology of the word gait

circa 1200 :departure, journey," earlier "way, road, path," spelling was "gata"

Meaning "manner of walking" is from 1509.

Modern spelling developed before 1750, originally in Scottish.


Jill Yusoff said...

clip-clop, clip-clop, jump
a goddess and her offsprings
clip-clop, clip-clop, stop

gait reminds me of a lost-love at fourteen. funny gait he had.

anggerik merah said...

Lollies, so cute lah.. I was imgaining in my mind you and the children around house..

You have that skill for opening own playhouse..!

Lollies said...

ahah..i do wonder whether he still has the same gait? or perhaps he gallops now?

AM - oh imej itu buruk sekali AM. :D

Nazrah Leopolis said...

people say lepas kawin, branak,jalan bersepah.

if i remember correctly dari kecik i jalan bersepah..hahaha.takde bearing.

lollies, mmg your house IS a playhouse. the mistress of the house IS the goddess of play *wink*
Lollies' House of Fun.

bisutulibuta said...

the clip clop very suitable when riding the iGallop...

Lollies said...

nazrah - itu semua dengan bantuan anda O Nazrah the ultimate Goddess.

BTB - Saya sungguh teruja dengan kesah iGallop ini. banyak sungguh blog yang menceritakan pasalnya. :D

Sya said...


I can imagine how u look like doing all those actions.. kinda cute ..he he he

anne said...

ibu dan anak-anak ribena!!!

Lollies said...

kak sya - tapi bukan itu igallop ok. he he

anne - muahaha. nasib baik tak pakai daun kecik tu

Nazrah Leopolis said...

did u know there was a huge argument about those ribena berries when the commercial ad was being passed at the censorship board, or so i heard.

the pakcik2 and makcik2 who get to decide what gets to go on air were saying that the berries were naked, so the berries' modesty should be kept safe under small vine leaves? sapa yang otak blue karer sekarang? bukankah apabila letak daun tu, lagi la suggestive ek?

UglyButAdorable said...

nyehh..nyehh..cute..itu goddess galloping..ader macam joan of arch kaa??

intervention skit..ya la intan, i ingat that issue. ntah aper ape takder benda lain nak pikir..

Anonymous said...

i tak faham la u cerita apa bende

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Lollies said...

nazrah - heh heh. i heard that too, apalah dia org ni. baik2 innocently comel dah jd mencurigakan

uglybut - pergh henesem itu joan of arch.

riza - ini kesah layan anak2