Hoppo Bumpo (n): A children's game. Played by folding one's arms and hopping on one leg. Aim is to bump opponents, so that they lose their balance. Last person standing wins.

January 21, 2010


Being around children gives you license.

To wave to strangers travelling on trams.

To stare at the blokes who are resurfacing the road.

To do colouring-in with waxy crayons.

To play dress-ups.

To ride on the little train that operates at the shopping mall during school holidays.

And to muck around with glow sticks.

Tip: keep glow sticks in the freezer (this slows the reaction between the hydrogen peroxide and phenol, extending their life) so you can get a proper turn after the kids have gone to bed.


  1. Yes, fun fun fun, atleast your children's waving is considered too zealous by a plain clothes federal policeman & mummy gets pulled over. YES, REALLY!! No fine or anything, seriously, get a life Mr Fed, they had seat belts on, i was driving straight, country road home!!
    Tip for young players: with those glow sticks, the cheap ones can leak so don't fling them around or they'll get covered in chemicals & look like they're at a rave. We get the Army grade cyloome sticks, good enough to guide a chopper in, good enough for a murder in the dark game in our hallways!! Love Posie

  2. Wow those are SO cool! I would have never thought to do that with them!

  3. Ohhhh I Love the little trains....toot toot!
    And Posie...WHAT army grade cyloome sticks...get out..where can I get my hands on those?!
    I just happen to have a big bag of sticks that we bought in Perth Last year which are right now about to go into the freezer...thx for the reminder!

  4. Oh, thank you for that tip! Must get some in for the up-and-coming 2 year old ;)

  5. I love playing with glow sticks :D I do all those things without kids lol but sadly the blokes resurfacing the road around here are not worth looking at :p

  6. I think I need to be around more kids, sounds like so much fun.x

  7. and have you palyed with dollhouse when they aren't around???

  8. I agree!! Now I get to visit Santa, go to water parks, and color to my hearts content. My kids let me re-live my childhood all the time -- thanks for reminding me.

  9. I love being able to point at trams and diggers and puppy dogs, while naming them very loudly (with exclamation marks! after! each!).

  10. be very very careful they will grow up to weave dresses like this
    and create evening cloaks like this

  11. It's all about the kids... till they go to bed, then it's all about you!


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