Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Meet the Parents

Inspired by the blog this challenge for this week, I have been thinking about my childhood memories of my mum and dad a lot as I go about my business.

dad mum(I was an ugly critter I know – being premmie will do that to you!)

Some favourite moments:

  • cuddling up on Dad’s lap while he rubbed the “growing pains” out of my aching legs. I remember resting my head on his massive chest and hearing his heart beating. It felt like the safest place in the world.
  • getting to spend a rare day with Mum all by myself, instead of having to share her with my siblings. I can’t remember why these days occurred. Maybe I faked a sick day!? I remember going shopping, having lunch together, and just hanging out. This was precious time.
  • being insanely terrified of learning to ride my bike. Dad followed behind, holding on to the back of the bike. Unknown to me he’d let go after a few metres, to let me give it a try alone. I’d be all good – until I glanced back to see him way behind. That was the point that I jumped off the bike and landed on the median strip. I’m sure I must have done this too many times to count, but Dad hung in there and eventually I learned to ride all by myself.
  • dancing to Madonna clips in the lounge room with Mum and my sister – copying all the dance moves from Dress You Up in my Love. Classic.

I love you guys!


  1. That's so lovely.

    Being the oldest of 5 I know what you mean about sharing with siblings, there wasn't much 'alone' time with Mum so those rare days when it was just the two of us were the best.

  2. Gotta love some Madonna grooving in the lounge room!!

  3. I remember those type of scary bike riding lessons!

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