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056 – Better Mack Mack

By 2nd April 2017Mailart

When Verity saw Mallard Family the other morning she was over the moon and took her Mallard and done something very special. She bounced Mallard, from left to right, on each of the ducks and said “One, Two, Three” as she landed on each one. That was the first time she’s ever counted sequentially with meaning!

As Stripygoose has said, we should just scrap the National Curriculum and get mailart in every school tomorrow.

When I left, taking Mallard Family with me, Elena created a cardboard replica of Mallard and her other beloved duck, Mack Mack (Romanian ducks say “Mack Mack” instead of “Quack Quack”). Verity was thrilled by these and has since christened them “Better Mallard” and “Better Mack Mack” respectively.

In honour of Better Mack Mack, I’ve created this little number, on it’s way to a survey recipient.


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  • stripygoose says:

    Great story and great mallards too!

    • andytgeezer says:

      I think Mack Mack represents a generic duckling. What I find odd is that rubber ducks tend to all be yellow, but real ducks tend to change from yellow to some other colour when they mature

    • andytgeezer says:

      I was so surprised how quickly both Mack Mack and Mallard fell out of favour. She has not let go of them for months and suddenly they were replaced by cardboard cutouts in one afternoon. I dread to think what would happen if she got a cardboard cutout of Daddy

  • stripygoose says:

    Oh dear – ‘beware the cardboard cutout’ – yet another bit of parenting advice for dads and mums everywhere!

  • Great piece with lovely yellow ducks which match the sunny weather we are now having. Maybe we should set up our own Mailart Curriculum school and university – I now know the noise ducks make in Romanian, something I didn’t know before, a new fact every day! 🙂

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