Sunday, 4 May 2008
Tomorrow I'm off to Melbourne (again) for a few days. I've got no plans and I can't wait. I've been lucky with getting out and going away lately - last night Jon and I even went out to dinner and to the Chaser's war on Terror Variety Hour thingy (which I rate as barely 5/10 but that's another story). Anyway as Denny and Robin had cunningly booked themselves into the earlier show and we had tickets to the later show it meant mum was called in for a few hours of what we like to call 'extreme babysitting' - which involves all of the children at the most demanding time of the day. When mum got the dreaded call-up she extracted this section of her diary from the last time she was called in for something similar - Jon and I went to a wedding in Canberra and to make matters worse Denny and Robin went out for one of the nights we were away. The black is mum's diary entry, the red are comments from me. Apologies if it's boring for you -but it makes me laugh (and it probably makes mum laugh ... now)
09 FridayCatherine and Jon swanned off to Canberra for the weekend leaving Denny & Rob & us in charge of children and cakes.
10 SaturdayRelaxing game of croquet.
Ah - Luckily by the time Jett and Zali have kids of their own we'll probably be way too decrepit to be considered for these sorts of duties.