They paid me back for all the times i set them a challenge and encouraged them through it… the family set me the task of learning to rip stick for Mother’s Day! Not quite the afternoon with a cuppa and cake at my craft desk that i imagined… LOL. Yes rip sticking is as hard as it looks! Yes it is as unstable as it looks and yes i was terribly scared of falling down and breaking something, but i did it anyway. So often i say ‘Do something everyday that you don’t want to do!’ Time to practise what i preach.
After 1 hours tuition from hubby and the 3 kids i kind of had the hang of it. I can glide about 8 metres (down a gentle slope) and turn awkwardly to the left and to the right. I looked stiff and uncoordinated and i don’t have that smooth body/hip wiggle that my son excels at, but i gave it my best shot. My family are such good encouragers and should have been hoarse from cheering for me – they are so precious.
Mothers Day: 3 meals i didn’t have to cook, a whole house i didn’t do one bit of cleaning of, a rousing rendition of ‘Happy Mothers Day to You’ sung to the tune of Happy Birthday, croissants, home-made cards and we spent the morning at the Gold Coast markets (not as a stall holder but as a customers with a gift of cash to spend), walked along the beach with my son collecting shells – perfect. Thank you i love you all.