Saturday, 4 October 2008

Coming and going...

these holidays, I have just basically been a taxi service...

'Mum, can I go to Luca's please?'
'Can you take me?'
'Can Rose come over and can you pick her up?'
'Can we go Ice Skating?'
'Can you drive us?'

Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes and yes.

Bloody hell. When I was a kid (insert eye-rolling here) we were NEVER picked up and dropped off like this. We RODE OUR BLOODY BIKES EVERYWHERE! Or walked. They were the two choices you had - no, hang on there were three choices - Ride, Walk or not go.

Is it the times we live in? Do we mollycoddle these kids too much?

Samuel rode to his friends house this morning (yay) and called me at 5.30pm asking me to pick him up. Sure I say.
Stan says 'Where are you going?'
'To pick Samuel up.'
'Why? He rode didn't he?'
'Yes, but its raining.'
'He'll get wet.'
'He might get cold.'
'Is that ALL you can say?'

And so I went and picked him up. He was grateful. I know - he said 'thanks so much Mum' about six times.

  • Stan and Zachary are off to the Victorian Mototrials Championship in the morning. They are both very excited. I hope they do well. And bring home a trophy or two. I hope that the trophies are not BEER Glasses this time. Zachary is 12 and nearly has a dozen BEER Glasses. Boring!! Give the kids a trophy with a MOTORBIKE on it! Now that would be COOL.

  • Bronte is having a sleepover at her friends house. It is always loverrrrly and quiet when she is away. Should I feel bad saying that out loud?

  • Oh and I guess I should tell you that Zachary arrived home safe and sound from the MotoTrial camp.

    He really enjoyed the riding,
    the challenges,
    being mentored by two of Australia's best riders,
    falling off his bike,
    breaking his handlebars,
    getting dirty,
    staying dirty,
    eating toasted marshmallows.

  • Zachary...




    Check out this great site where you can put your face on a poster, magazine etc (like the four photos above)


    Amanda said...

    It seems that our kids have a better social life than us!!
    I love your pictures and i have tried this out this on my blog:)
    Amanda x

    Anonymous said...

    Those pics are so fun. I am dreading the days of becoming a taxi service.

    Beer glasses! Really!!! That's shocking for a kids motorbike competition.

    Tanya said...

    Hi Kate, found you through Amanda over @ penny n pounds.. love your blog, your family is gorgeous!!! I could have written your post!!! I have done exactly the same thing these holidays! Hope Stan & Zachary do well today! That's one cool website... going to have to try it out!

    have a great weekend,

    tanya xx

    Kate said...

    Amanda - it doesn't SEEM as though my kids have a better social life than me - they DO have a better one! And I am heading over to your blog now!

    Anonymous - it isn't really shocking about the beer glasses - as the competition isn't a kids comp - it is mainly adults and 99% men. BUT I would rather a real trophy for him. Oh and I forgot to mention that the other trophies that we have about 20 of are Coffee Mugs! Blah!

    Tanya - I love your blog - I have been reading it for a little while now. And you are now my Flikr friend - I need them! Thanks!

    Vanessa and Kara said...

    Hey you! It was so nice to see your name in my comments ~ I checked your blogs months back but you seemed to stop ~ nice to see you back again.

    You know, I don't think we spoil our kids IF they appreciate what we do and Samual did :) So long as the appreciation is there, Kara will get just about anything she wants.

    Your kids have grown heaps and are gorgeous as ever.


    Brissiemum2 said...

    Ahhhh, you are singing my song! I totally understand those 'mum's taxi' stickers now!

    Love the fab pics, too!

    Anonymous said...

    hahahahahahahaha I just love the pics, in my head you have matched the personalities of your family :)
    I so hear you with transport these days, but you know what, I would be a complete wreck if my kids did what I did at their age !!