A Window into Life in the Suburbs

"Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these." Luke 12:27 (NIV)

Thursday, June 30, 2011


Took the kiddies to Dreaworld yesterday and by half past 3, I was ready to fall into a heap and hit the sack. No such luck obviously when there was the 30 minute car ride back home to stay lucid for.

The day started off wet and chilly so I bought us overpriced, conspicuously merchandised ponchos to keep the elements at bay. Rubbish bags would have done as well. Too bad I didn't think about it before we went on the log ride and splashed down into water from a height of couple of metres.
Theme parks are by nature a queue fest so one spends more time waiting in line than on the rides themselves. Not that I would want to be on a rollercoaster for more than 2 minutes, mind you... my inner control freak can only put so much faith in the wonders of technology without screaming "murder".

The 10 year old and I went on the new Shockwave ride. My first thought (after having my spine brutally corsetted into a narrow space) was: Do we actually pay money for this kind of abuse?
My second was: The ridiculous things we do to have fun!
And my third, as we started to swing frenetically in different directions was: Are there people who sit in a room some where thinking up ways to build contraptions like these so that city slickers can have a bit excitement in their lives?
All rhetorical questions, of course.

From time to time I ask myself how an introverted, slothful individual like myself can end up being a mum considering that my idea of fun is time out with a good book.
The last couple of times at Dreamworld I've really felt my age. On Monday, I came off the Ocean Reef thingamy ride with a pounding headache. Those things that go round and round and round and round are a killer these days.

I loved the bumper cars though... had tons of fun watching the 10 year old and other kids oversteering and jamming up the works while I whizzed past gleefully chuckling at their helplessness. Driving experience while not mandatory definitely helps. :D

The things we put ourselves through when we have children.

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