Last week was the Ekka show public holiday. These two ratbags have never been to the actual show but this year I thought the peer pressure at school might kick in. I asked Roboboy if he wanted to go, to which he replied "No mama, you know I don't like crowds". Yep, I certainly know about that.
So, instead we took a day away from all the reno chaos and visited my mother in law on the other side of town. Her local shops host a family fun day every year and for the last three years we have spent our show day over there, with the perfect number of free rides for kids and virtually no queues or crowds.
Throw in a chupa chup showbag and it was an awesome day.
Roboboy has never been remotely keen to sit on a horse before, always makes me smile to see him try new things, thank goodness for fearless younger sisters to pave the way.
She might be fearless on horseback but the abundance of fears at bed time is requiring significant discussion. In an attempt to "hear" her concerns, I asked her to tell me all the things she was afraid of while I was tucking her in. I intended to then supply rational reasons why these fears were unfounded.
1. Wolves (particularly the big bad variety)- none in Australia
2. Witches - only in Brisbane for Halloween
3. Dinosaurs- extinct
4. Snakes- all hibernating, and no, the warm reverse cycle aircon will not lure them inside
5. Spiders- too cold
6. Dogs (how much longer can this list be)- unable to open doors and get in the house
7. Foxes- ditto number 6.
She then promptly rolled over and asked me to read yet another book featuring witches, wolves and foxes. Sigh.