We got up early on Mother’s Day so we could participate in the Mother’s Day Classic – a walk or run to raise money for breast cancer research.
So while I would have liked to sleep in and be lady muck for just a little while it didn’t happen.
Instead we dressed in pink t-shirts (much to my son’s disgust) and met the others for the walk (the 7.2km walk). It was hard to try and get this photo. See the look of resignation on his face.
One kilometre into the walk he decided that it was all just too much and he couldn’t carry on. Yes you can I said and pulled out the pack of biscuits to divert his attention for a bit. It seemed to work and on we went.
Near the Adelaide Zoo there was a bit of a holdup and this little fella was the reason why. We couldn’t figure out why he wasn’t fast asleep somewhere as he’s a night boy and JJ spent quite a while telling me how strange this possum was.
As we’d crossed the halfway mark he was quite willing to pose for photos now thank you.
And here he is at the finish line. I was really proud of him for finishing the walk and not complaining too much at all. I’d been quite prepared to cut it short if need be. In fact he did quite a bit more because he’d run on ahead and then come back to me.
On the way home he informed me he’d conquered a fear that morning. When I asked him what it was he said he’d conquered his fear of wearing pink and he stayed in his pink t-shirt all day.
We bought fish and chips on the way home for lunch and had a fairly relaxing afternoon pottering around doing some jobs and watching a Marilyn Monroe movie (not a great one).
Luckily we didn’t decide to go to the Zoo because an orangutan escaped her area and they had to evacuate the whole place.
Oh, and I’d got my mother’s day card and little pressie on Friday after school. He obviously couldn’t wait and I couldn’t make him wait.
If you’re a mum I hope you had a great day.
Margo Upson says
What a great way to spend Mother’s Day! What a little trouper you have… Wearing pink in public, and then even posing for pictures, probably knowing that you were going to turn them around and post them for hundreds of people to see. lol. Poor kid.
I love the picture of the possum.. So strange to think that they are common there, and yet in order for me to see one of that variety (we have the black and gray kind in NY) I’d have to go to a zoo.
I just got the bag in the mail. I love it! It’s huge! I couldn’t believe it. Thank you so much. We need to pick up some groceries today, and I can’t wait to try it. 🙂
Wow, that was quick. I only posted it on Wednesday.
I didn’t think about him knowing I’d put these pictures on the internet. You’re probably right.
You should tell him that men who wear pink are showing that they are fully confident in their manhood and not afraid to support a good cause just because of a silly color! It sounds like you celebrated Mother’s Day with a great cause, and happy belated Mother’s Day to you!
I think it is gorgeous that he “conquered a fear of wearing pink” – so lovely!!
And he ran ahead and back – and there I was thinking you lured him along with the biscuits!!
Kristi, I did the pink for a good cause thing till I was blue in the face. He just needed to see that lots of other males were doing it too.
Jeanie, the lure of biscuits worked when I needed it to. Otherwise his inbuilt energy worked for him.
What a fab way to spend Mothers Day together ! 🙂
Congrats to JJ for completing the walk and for conquering his fear of wearing pink 🙂
I just adore the look on his face in some of the pics! And that I am not the only one who bribes with biscuits!!! Glad you guys had such a fun day!