2011年11月6日日曜日

theory vs reality- a family day out

So, Meg's old babysitter comes to visit and wants to go see Kamikochi.

Sounds like a nice family fun day out, right? And the pace of an old lady with a dodgy knee and a tired 6 year old should be pretty much the same- bonus!

Well....

In a picture this was our day:



That's the babysitter at the front staring into her camera trying to work out the gazillion or so settings so she can take (another) picture.

In the light pink in the middle distance? Meg. She has a huge piece of dried out driftwood and two sticks. She was mounting a petition to take her 'drum' home. On a bus. Yeah....

In the distance on the right in black?

K. Who is ever so patiently (because he values harmony and peace over schedules and discipline) waiting for Amy.

Where's Amy?

You can't see her?

Why she's the teensy weensy light blue speck in the back centre of the picture. She was hurrying to catch up, right?

Wrong.

The rocks kind of squeak and make noises as they rub against each other as you walk. That was just too much for Amy to be able to simply walk over and she was banging two rocks together as she held her own one girl corroboree there. I swear the Aboriginal dancers at Currumbine Bird Sanctuary had no idea the long range effects of M and A watching their dance show back in August!

So, there you go.

A family day out Fukase style.

That's the reason that I don't really enjoy family outings to places-other-than-playgrounds. It's just too stressful!


1 件のコメント:

Gina さんのコメント...

I'm glad you're blogging again. The way you write seriously always makes me smile.

Loved this post.... hilarious. Have had outings like that before myself. : )