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.


October 03, 2010

Tricked {Blogtoberfest day 3}



Last week I needed to travel to Sydney for an appointment, so Mr HB took time off work and looked after Argy and Bargy. It was the second week of school holidays.

We all know what that means don't we?
Yes. Mr HB was conned.

You see, an unwritten rule says that during the second week of holidays, sibling must turn against sibling. There should be a lot of whining. And people looking at each other the wrong way. And general affray. Not to mention odd bouts of hand to hand combat. And rain; lots of rain.



As you can see, my trip to Sydney was tough too.



(But I might keep that thought to myself)

14 comments:

  1. Tee hee! Well done, Liesl...

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  2. apart from appts, did shopping take place?

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  3. Does that mean you ended up aplying for that Brain Surgeon post then? If so, hope it went well, otherwise hope you enjoyed your family free freedom!

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  4. I think the school holidays sounds a lot like when the town floods here. like NOW. As Busy has no sibs, we will all turn agianst each other soon. x

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  5. Good on you! Wish I was that smart. Very glad it's Monday and my house is rid of grumpy kids!

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  6. Looks like you got the better end of that bargain. Our second week of holidays is starting now and of course it's raining!

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  7. Oh if only I had used that trick for the second week myself, maybe I wouldn't have been as enthusiastic to get two of them out of the house at high speed this morning ;-)

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  8. You LITTLE RIPPER!

    Tell Mr HB to sort himself some therapy in preparation for the second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh weeks of the summer school holidays. (I'm terrified already).

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  9. I did the same thing for 6 nights, Brisbane to Sydney! Were you at the Dinosaur Design sale? My beloved was left with four and when I returned a Wii had been borrowed and installed. Cheating!

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  10. Oh we did Sydney last weekend, funeral, so we're going back this weekend for some fun. I'm a Sydney girl & love visiting my home town & showing it off to my children. Love Posie

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  11. Bahahahaha!! Love it! You are one clever chick ;) I am so glad we only have one week this time round, 2 week can really bite xox

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  12. Hmmm... is there going to be a follow up post to this with what you came home to? (see annies comment)
    I couldnt even get up to see my 'one' off today, too exhausted so hubby got up. Payback

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  13. Swings and roundabouts. Your few days in Sydney sounds like it was sorely deserved given the amount of single parenting you do yourself!! I hope you had a fantastic time and managed to avoid those darstedly guilty feelings that inevitably crop up when you're a mother having fun!

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  14. I think that's a great idea, Mister Hoppo Bumpo will surely think your job is very difficult and thank his stars he doesn't have to do it on a daily basis. If the cchillun were too good and made the child-minding easy the Dads would wonder what we Mums were whining about all the time.

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