Friday, August 6, 2010

Oops....

... we forgot to go to school!












Day One of the Royal Queensland Show. My boys had NEVER been before..... ever.... (super strict mother but I'm working on it, starting yesterday)... so I made a spontaneous, executive, mothering decision at 7am yesterday... hubby cancelled all appointments .... we hopped on a train and went! What a positively joyous day :) Don't tell anyone. Boys, you were sick, ok?!! Oh and you were too Daddy!
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PS. Thank you for all your wonderful stories about you! in my previous post and thank you for all your emails. My inbox is full! I will endeavour to visit you all, reply to your emails and put your blogs (if you have one) in my bloggy list. Have a great weekend and I'll catch up with you next week. xx

25 comments:

  1. Oh those are always the best memories, those magical spur of the moment fun days. How wonderful.

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  2. Yay for you A-M!! You made the day possible that will give your boys memories of a lifetime!
    The first photos brought back wonderful, happy memories of my own childhood! Thank you!

    joan

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  3. Oh just the best thing you could have done...love the looks on their faces. Mel xxx

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  4. Love it...What a special memory that will be for the family. Lisa xx

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  5. Brilliant move A-M. Spontaneous events are fun and usually the best.
    Hubby and I are going next week to the Ekka. Arrive early arvo and stay till we are thrown out. Good times!
    xx

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  6. sensational! everyone needs a day like this now and then. jx

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  7. Yeah for you! Playing hooky is the best medicine for everyone!!! Looks like a lot of fun...see Sponge Bob is big your way too!

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  8. How wonderful! It's spontaneous moments like that that kids remember forever..Thank you so much for your lovely, lovely comment the other day, it meant a lot! Have a great weekend..Rachaelxx

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  9. Love this post. What a great thing to do for your family, hope you had the best day.

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  10. I love that you did this for your boys.....I am one of those "strict" parents aswell so I completely understand....
    So this sort of thing appeals as a special occasion.......
    I love that some of the mums from your school that secretly read your blog will be going "hey I knew they both weren't sick on the same day"....
    Very funny.

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  11. What a fabulous day, enjoy your weekend. Samx

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  12. Oh, how fabulous! Look at those colorful slides, I would actually have a ball on these (and I'm 36, clearly still a child at heart!). I'm sure this is a day they will remember forever! So happy to find your lovely world and happy to be your newest follower!

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  13. What a fun day! It looks like a fabulous agricultural show - definitely worth a day off school/work!

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  14. Wonderful, another "naughty" mother out there like me who breaks the occassional rule, and is truly living life your own way! Well done, a medal from me.

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  15. Oh how exciting!!! I have great memories of our Perth Royal Show as a child and can't wait to take Grace one day. Looks like your boys had a wonderful time from those photos :)

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  16. We all need days like these.

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  17. what great fun! they will always remember this! thanks for the reminder to introduce ourselves. i found you when you were starting your house, and i love your style. i have a scrapbooking blog but also love to read design blogs. i'm at www.theartsycottage.blogspot.com

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  18. What a brilliant idea! Cancel the parental and kiddie plans for the day and everyone just go and have fun. You are such cool parents - your kids are so lucky.

    XO,
    Andrea

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  19. A day off is just the best!! You all feel so sneaky it just adds an extra excitment to the day...I hope you have heaps more days like this because before you blink they will be men! First day of the cricket test is another good day to all have off too!cheers Katherine

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  20. Dear AM
    I'm sure you and your boys had a fabulous time!! You know this year.. I went to the sydney Royal Easter Show for the first time in years.. I always loved it when it was at the old showgrounds.. I remember going with my mum as a child.. and remember getting lost!! haha

    So reading your last post.. if other mums are reading this they'll know you played hooky!! Have a lovely weekend and thanks for popping by.. I've been so slack with the move and unreliable internet.. xxx Julie

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  21. I'm totally shocked at this decision A-M. I never would have expected this from you. I'm off to dob you into the boy's school.
    Millie ^_^

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  22. ...and as if you would want to go to School if the choice was this!!! Glad you all went.
    Oh and I wont tell =0)
    Ness xx

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  23. Parent-sanctioned hooky! They will never forget this day. I still remember -- thirty years later -- a similar day with my family. It was supposed to be the first day at a new school (we had just moved (the day before!), mid-term) and instead we were woken up, told to put on the dresses my mom had packed separately, taken to the train station (where - surprise! Our favorite cousins were also there with their parents). We went into New York City and had lunch and saw "Annie" and had frozen custard. Best day ever!

    Hmmm... I may have to blog that story...

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  24. Oh no I hope no one finds out lol. Looks like a great fun day. How wonderful that you were that spontaneous:)

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  25. You have almost....almost... convinced me to go to the Ekka! Not only have my kids never been, but I haven't either.
    Looks like you are all going to have to be regularly ill in Augusts to come!
    Clare x

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