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    Thursday, May 03, 2007

    For the Love of Kites

    Best. Birthday. Present. Ever.

    Thanks T, M & S.
    Brilliant.






    but today it was raining ( oh, for the love of a green yard ! ), and we had to resort to indoor kite-making.

    For toys.



    I love it that my boy indulges me in 'playing'. The best thing about having a sister that was 6yrs younger than me, was the ability to 'play' long after I was expected to not do such things, to be more mature, and to 'grow up'.

    For a while there, after leaving home and sister, there were no more Barbies, no more Fabuland adventures, no more fantasy-worlds.

    I grew up.

    I'm bringin' childhoodback ( with apologies to JT )

    13 comments:

    VictoriaE said...

    oh Fabuland. I want to buy it all. And I've never been tempted to buy anything on the net up to this point (behind the times I know). But Fabuland...

    Muzbot said...

    I've said it before, but I think you're son is very lucky to have a creative mum. He will grow up always having fond memories of his time at home before school started. :)

    dancingmorganmouse said...

    You had a little sister 6 years younger than you?? Me too - though In our case, we didn't actually get on till I she was 15 and "human" but still, wow.

    Kirsty said...

    Hi h&b
    Yes its really sad when you lose so many lambs. This year it was just a bad combination of events. With the drought the ewes were not as strong and healthy during their pregnancy even though we fed them they prefer the green stuff. Then the ones that died were born on a really wet and cold night. We put them in padocks with scrub when the weather is bad so they have somewhere to go. But the whole mob goes there and when they birth they go off on their own, which means out in the open.

    meggie said...

    Master B IS so lucky to have you for his Mum. There should never be the scars you have. What a wonderful childhood he is having.

    Tracey Petersen said...

    I had a sister 7 years younger so I too played with Barbies for WAAAAAAYYY too long - just to entertain her of course!
    Then I had a daughter at 24.....

    tommiea said...

    how fun!

    Fabuland sounds like something I need to check out.

    Oh yeah, I tagged you if you are so inclined to play...yes, I feel bad, but it said to name names....

    happy thursday

    Fairlie said...

    My girls are six and a bit years apart, and it is so true what you say about the older one having "permission" to play younger games.

    Stomper Girl said...

    I love those rainbow kites. We got given a full-size kite in January and still haven't flown it. For some reason (ie I'm probably stupid) we've never considered unfurling it in the backyard like your photo...

    h&b said...

    Victoria - I remembered your Fabuland find when I typed that, and how I set you 'right' about who all the characters were ;)

    Muz - you are too, too kind. Really.

    DMM - it wasn't all rosy ;)

    Meggie - refer: Muz

    Tracey - you were too smart ;)

    Stomper - it takes some work, and lots of crashes when you realise you didn't turn fast enough and are about to run into the fence ... but yeah, give it a go !

    Janet said...

    I have that exact kite hanging from the wall of our study. I love it, flying a kite is a great way to feel good about wind so I often take it camping (back in the days when we did such things). Can't wait till Grace gets kite flying. I think a trip to the oval is in order tommorrow, our backyard being too crowded for such things.

    Yay for kites.

    Heather said...

    i agree kites are the best gift. never heard of fabuland, sounds fun though.

    Melody said...

    Hehe...you are great fun. You ability to play is one to be admired...

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