Saturday, July 23, 2011

Family holiday home truths

1. No matter how cute, how beautiful or how interesting,
stick to your guns when explaining that the cute/beautiful/interesting not smelly now thing
found by the 6 year old is best left on the beach rather than cosseted in a plastic bag in a suitcase.

Tassie trip July 2011

2. I can't sleep in a night-time ferry crossing the Bass Strait in mild/moderate swells.

Tassie trip July 2011

3. I also can't sleep in a night-time ferry crossing the Bass Strait
in humungous swells and gale force winds,
but at least I can pass the time throwing up.

4. Kids can have Smarties for breakfast at least once in their lives
without being removed from the care of their parents.

5. Your 6 year old ice-cold, numb feet will hurt if you put them straight into a warm shower...
...They will...
...No, I am not lying...
...I. am. not. lying....
...I am 42. You are 6.
Why can't you believe that I could know something that you don't?...
...Why would I lie to you?...
...Fine, have a shower then.
Just don't come running complaining to me when your feet hurt...

Tassie trip July 2011

6. There is a joy in travelling with older kids
that are weaned off the boob and weaned from nappies
but it is incredible how many times a 4 year old  needs to do a poo.
Right now.
Only to change her mind once a toilet is secured.

7. I've been to Paradise...

Tassie trip July 2011


8. You are never too young to start learning the realities of life.

Tassie trip July 2011

9. A little point'n'shoot can take better photos than a digital SLR
when it wants to.

Tassie trip July 2011

Tassie trip July 2011

10. Kitsch family tourist photos are necessary.
I am not sure what for exactly
but it gives me a sense of bonding by being dickheads together.

Besides, any day now, the oldest will realise how daggy they are and refuse to participate.
Especially when it is raining with an icy wind.
I hope that we can get to the big pineapple before that happens.
Imagine how good that one will be in the family album!
Tassie trip July 2011

Tassie trip July 2011

11. "The ants go marching one by one..."
is very useful to keep the little one's legs moving
but after a few days of this tediousness,
mummy and daddy get the sniggers over the lewd possibilities.
while the older kids try to rhyme as many numbers as possible with fart.
Or poo.
Or bum.
Or penis.

12. Nothing beats getting home to your own bed.


CurlyPops said...

Now that's the best family holiday post EVER!

CurlyPops said...

PS - just where is that giant penguin? That's one BIG thing that I haven't visited yet.

Sarah said...

That's just hilarious! Except the bits which are too close to home to be actually funny - like the seasickness and the 4 year old needing the toilet... and then not. One day I'll think that's funny!

Is that snowy landscape Dove Lake? It looks SO cold.

Nikki said...

Ah.... family holidays..... made to make home look like home.

willow and moo said...

So you went to Penguin? Moo's teacher is from there. :)

MissGinger said...

lovely! funny and true! thank you for sharing. xxx

Clodagh a.k.a. Isra said...

Too funny

quilary said...

Now you've made me remember my Bass Strait ferry crossing - 6mths pregnant with constant "morning" sickness and rough seas aren't a good combo - I still feel like I need to apologise for vomiting at the base of that lighthouse...ahh holiday precious...

Tracy aka Mad Quilter said...

Looks like a fabulous holiday :D

becci said...

Looks like a fabulous holiday Tas. Every family needs a photo with a big penguin!