That man has enormous ears

Trip Start Sep 16, 2011
Trip End Nov 20, 2011

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Flag of Australia  , Queensland,
Friday, April 20, 2012

Well after Noah having much work on for many weeks today is somewhat quieter on the work front. So Noah and Woody happily play Lego and I head out to have my gnashers looked at, again.

The fellas drop me off and today I am seeing a student dentist.  I did not ask what year he is in, as frankly, I don't want to know.  I do know he is closer to Woody’s age than mine....

So, the nervous boy spends a great deal of time awkwardly looking at my gnashers, his friend takes notes and occasionally looks if there is anything interesting, and the tutor also comes and checks my teeth and the notes the students have made.  This is all pretty convoluted, but it does mean most of my dental treatment is free.

They decide to replace two of my fillings (two appointments required for this), schedule me for a hygienist clean, and schedule an appointment for a consultation with a post grad student for a dental implant.  I am going to know these student dentists so well by the end of this I am thinking of inviting them to Woody’s birthday party.

After the dentist I have a latte because I cannot really do anything without caffeine.  The others collect me and we happily head off to the beach.  The beach is fabulous.  We play games and woody rolls about in the sand.

We decide to head over to Pacific Fair for lunch. Much needed.

We head home, Noah eats and Woody watches a dinosaur movie, Noah works, I do some admin and the mothership has admin to do but watches the dinosaur movie.  I get another Telstra bill and I open it expecting the worse.  They have again made an error, this time in my favour.  For real.  I am obviously not going to tell them, I deserve it from all of my time they have wasted.

We head out to get Woody’s haircut. We go to a new hairdressers.  There is a man getting his haircut and we sit behind him and wait.  Woody says, very loudly, 'That man has enormous ears’.  Noah and I are rubbish in these situations so do exactly what you are not supposed to do and crack up laughing.  I whisper to Woody that that was a rude thing to say.  So he says, again loudly, ‘Why is it rude to say that man has enormous ears?’.  I do not what to say that isn’t going to make to situation worse so I stifle my laughter until my eyes are watering.  The hairdresser tries to help but makes it worse.  She says, ‘You know children, they just speak the truth!’ .  Yikes, it goes silent and the man with enormous ears replies, ‘I did not realise my ears were that big’.  Awkward.

We wait patiently and Elwood does not say anything else offensive.  When the man leaves the hairdresser mentions that it was a very important haircut.  Turns out, he is getting married tomorrow.  It is great that Woody has now made him paranoid about his ears, when everyone will be staring at the back of this head in the ceremony.

When it is time for Woody’s haircut he is just hilarious. He asks to be made to look like a lion.  He wants a beard and a mane.  And he wants his hair to be messy.  They are all the instructions he gives the hairdressers when she asks what kind of haircut he is after.  The hairdresser convinces Woody that the mirror is magic and he is impressed.  The hairdresser has recently had her head shaved in ‘shave for a cure’ and Woody sees a picture of her with long red locks, and is a bit confused.  He smiles at her and says happily  ’now we have the same hair’.

We head out to the library and Woody is very funny in the car.  He says to Grandma, ‘ Do I speak good language?’  Grandma says yes, and then he asks Noah and I if we like ‘the language he speaks’.  We are very positive.  We do not know where this has come from, but they have had speech therapists at preschool this week doing a study, so we are wondering if he has overheard something.

We go to the library, return some books, read some books, and get some more books out.  Our intention is to go to the beach next, but this does not happen as it starts pouring with rain.   Instead we head home, and the fellas eat dinner.  Mum and I are planning to go to Zumba but Woody does not want us to go.  He thinks it is a restaurant and he does not want us to go to a restaurant without him.

Mum and I head out to Zumba regardless.  It is a bit confusing when we get there as there is a basketball game on.  Turns out, Zumba is cancelled.  We are gutted as it took all our willpower to get there. We head home and Woody is delighted to see us back so soon.  Woody tells us he wants me to look up and find ‘a Zumba for little boys where their mum’s can stay and watch’.  He then tells me he needs a Zumba t-shirt as he already has Zumba shorts.  He then goes on to say he want he wants to Zumba – pirate style.  I do not know what this is – but I agree because it makes him very happy.

Noah puts Woody to bed and Mum and I do the craziest exercise video of all time (Tracy – I blame you for the pain I am in!).  We do Jillian Marshall – 30 day shred.  That woman is hardcore.   But we are going to hang in there for 30 days and see if we look like her at the end of it..... Ha!

And that is that for today.

Sleep tight.  xxxx
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Tracy on

hahaha, good old Jillian. She is a cow. If you can get through day 4, it gets easier - on day 3, it hurt just to try and sit down on the loo. Of course, level 2 just brings new pain, but you have a few days to worry about that one x

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