Friday, January 13, 2012

All Those Hours

O my Sprocket, my joy and my heart, all those hours you thought that you spent watching Shrek and Toy Story (One, Two and Three). They didn't happen kiddo. Nup. A figment of your (very good)imagination.
You were outside climbing trees. 
Honest. Your memories of your best friend Buzz Lightyear and your role models the Grasshoppers? (Bugs Life) Just your mind playing tricks. The vagaries of memory.
You were not inside curled in your daddy's lap, eyes glued to the screen. You were outside climbing trees like all children should spend their childhood. 
And I have the photos to prove it. Ahem.


  1. See I always said Ron don't chop those trees down, one day the kids will climb them and you will build a tree house. Step one ...

    1. You couldn't chop down the frangipani - they're just magical! And a treehouse would be very very nice!

  2. Do you remember tree houses (platforms with rope ladders) from when you were little?

  3. I do - they were brilliant - I remember spending ages reading and writing in the one up in the cherry plum tree in the gully. And food on tap!