I nearly lost a child today.
But let me go backwards a little.
I have had the kids stay over this week for school holidays.
It’s been great, but I must admit I have been a little worn out by them. Also, I’m glad my ears are already ringing because the squeals are loud enough to smash glass.
We’ve watched movies, gone shopping, played interesting games of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles where I am Master Splinter (the rat).
Then, this morning we planned to see the balloons, which meant dragging my sorry, tired, butt out of bed at 6am and trying to decide whether or not to wake the kids and head out into the 8 degree morning (balmy for this time of year!).
The ear piercing alarm from my daughters alarm clock made my mind up for me as the kids launched out of bed and got dressed in many layers.
We scored a sweet park right next to the lawns of Old Parliament House and then went and checked them all out…
Mmm…the heat from the flame warms us up…
The eyes on this thing freaked me out a little…
This Kookaburra was the pick of the balloons this morning. I think there will be more on the weekend.
The obligatory reflection shot worked well…
He doesn’t even have to pose and he takes a good pic…
They were having a good time and then we decided to head off to the car and then grab some Macca’s for breakfast…
I walked my eldest son across the road, and then my 9 yr old daughter had my 4 yr old sons hand and were on the other side of the road. All of a sudden, he decides to pull out of her hand and run across the road. I noticed a car heading down the road from the left and I yelled out to him. I was about to run out to get him when a car screamed past from the right, in between me and my boy. I swear this car must have been going over 40kph and was within a metre of hitting both me and my son.
He ended up standing in the middle of the road as these 2 cars went around him.
it was crazy. it was so sudden and it scared the shit out of all of us. My daughter took it worst of all as she felt responsble for him, but it was not her fault at all. He just pulled out of her hand to run to me.
The ride to Macca’s was a quiet one except for me stressing to the boy to be MUCH more careful when crossing and to always hold a hand. Stuff that he already knows.
Besides that, we went to the War Memorial this arvo and the kids had a great time in the Discovery Zone and looking at the dioramas.
After a long long day they hit the hay early. I think I need it too as I’m supposed to be going to work tomorrow.
Gah…why did I do that?
Big weekend coming up as well!
The Drop Bears have 2 gigs this weekend.
Friday night at the Holy Grail in Kingston and Saturday at the Tuggies Club (Vikings) in Erindale.
LaLa will also be in town which is great. I think we’ve opted out of hitting the balloons again this year though 🙂
Hope you have a good ANZAC Weekend.
And here’s hoping my son doesn’t forget how to cross a road…