Sunday, December 4, 2011

Going Quackers

It was THE Saturday night that Dragon had been waiting for. The big kindy night where they do their end of year production. It was to be combined with my church's Carols by Candlelight under the rain trees and mango trees in the playground. Up to 300 people attend most years. Dragon had a speaking part too. He was to be the inn-keeper. You know the one  - the good inn-keeper who didn't kick the young pregnant mum out on a winter's night, but let them stay in his warm stable.

Mummy McTavish thought it would be a good idea if Grannysaurus went along to help with the boys since Wolf McTavish had to go to work. So it was all planned until...   I received an email from my church letting us know that the evening had to be cancelled due to the possibility of rain. Mummy McTavish wasn't entirely convinced because she had not received notification from the kindy, so we decided to go ahead as planned and resort to plan B if we had to.

We arrived at kindy/church to find the kindy teachers sending everyone home because it really was cancelled. Big disappointment for the boys, but when we told them about Plan B they quickly recovered.  Plan B was to go back to the Dragonlady Grotto, pick up some stale bread and head down to the river to feed the ducks, turtles and fish.

It promised some great photo opportunities with the boys in their Christmas shirts. Wrong(ish)!
Three excited boys standing still for more than 0.5 seconds - impossible!
Three little blow flies all looking at the camera at the same time - impossible!
Three little comedians all smiling angelically at the same time - impossible!

I took a few photos, but not the carefully composed family groups that I had in mind, so I decided to put them in a slide show for you.

The most exciting part of the afternoon for the boys?  What could be more exciting than a shopping trolley dumped in the river by vandals?  To think - some poor kids only get to go to Sea World and Dream World. They don't know what they are missing out on.

Oh, and the rain? Check out the sky in the photos, but it did rain eventually - late that night and the next morning.


  1. They are terrific little comedians by the look of things. What a shame that potential weather hampered the show. Did they get to do it on another day?

  2. I am sitting here laughing ~ I called all my kids to come & see the 'turtle' in the water (obviously I have to look a bit more closely in future) ~ they did comment that it was really hard to see it & it was strange that it had red marks. Then I read your next sentence about the shopping trolley :)
    Great pictures ~ it is so hard at that age to get boys to sit still (actually it's hard at any age, but at least mine are able to be bribed).
    What a shame about the concert being cancelled ~ did it end up raining?
    Have a lovely week

  3. The kindy kids will get to do their presentation at a date to be advised :-)
    We only had a few spits of rain during the time the concert would have been on :-(
    And Renata, your kids must have thought that you need glasses. I'll take the good camera and try to get a clear photo of the turtles next time. There are usually dozens of them, but they get overshadowed by the flocks of ducks on the surface. At one stage Lion was in tears because the ducks kept getting in the way when he was trying to feed the turtles and his turtles were missing out. I think Mummy McT convinced him that the turtles only wanted to be spectators that day ;-)

  4. Im so amazed with these kids. They are so wonderful.


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I have worked as a Biology lab assistant, Pathology lab assistant, geochem lab assistant, land tenure researcher, hospital and prison chaplain, parish care coordinator and part owner of a small business. I have studied some science (no degrees) and have a theology and a chaplaincy certificate. I still love science of all types and enjoy studying theology. Science and theology belong together. At present I am a work-at-home Grannysaurus.

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