Thursday, May 17, 2007

Niks and Naks in the Swamp

It was a nice day, and Niks and Naks wanted to go out. It's a long time since they have been in a forest, and it seems they have missed it.


Niks: I like this swamp. It is very swampy,

Naks: Don't fall in. Haitula fell into this swamp, you know.

SPLASH!

Naks: What did I say...

SPLASH!
Two trolls in the swamp, oh well... I should have known that...


So now I have two soaking wet trolls...

Outsider: So, now you need a bath when we get home.

Niks: With bubbles?

Outsider: OK, with bubbles.

But wet or not, Niks and Naks were not ready to go home...

Niks: Hey, this hollow under a tree root looks like a fine troll home

Naks: Can we stay here?

Outsider: Well... if you stay, you'll have to find your own food. And I'm aftraid there are no Jaffa Cakes or other goodies in the forest. It's frog soup every day...

Niks: Well, we like frog soup...

Naks: ...but we love all sweet stuff...

Niks: ... so we'll come back home...

Naks: ... even if we'll have to take a bath...

Niks: ... as long as it is with bubbles...

But before going home, we stopped on the shore of the lake.

Niks: Can we swim here too?

Outsider: NO! You have swam enough today.

Back home the bath was set up.

Niks: Hey, where are the bubbles?

Outsider: Just splash a bit with the brush...


Niks: Yes! Bubbles

Naks: Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

SPLASH!



Niks: Your back needs to be scrubbed...


Naks: ... and your nose needs to be scrubbed, too!


Naks: Now the clothes...

Troll shower.
(to rinse the suds out of their hair)


Drip dry.


Two squeeky clean trolls sunbathing in the last narrow sunny spot on my balcony (before the sun moves onto the other side of the house)

Niks: That was a fun outing.

Naks: Yes, even if we had to take a bath afterwards.

3 comments:

Dukkelisa said...

I am still laughing! What a fun day! And the "bathbrush" was perfect!

carrie said...

what a great story! Niks and Naks are great explorers and very courageous. I love how they cooperate in mischief.

giveGodtheglory said...

LOL, Niks likes going in face first, eh?