Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Their Rituals

It was so long ago that we used to sit at our kitchen table together and drink our morning coffee, our rituals have changed as our family has grown. There are some traditions, however, that stand firm. This is one of them ...







Once a week, every week for over a year now, mum and dad have looked after the Young Man while I have some R&R. Once a week, every week, they take their sleepy faces out to the front porch and wait for the bin truck. The conversation is always the same 'what will happen if the bin truck comes up the stairs and into the house nanny?'

14 comments:

  1. What is it with the bin truck? Highlight of our Thursdays. Adorable face on your little man xx

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  2. Haha! That is so sweet! Once I left my parents nest I so looked forward to bin day. It's such a relief to have your garbage collected!

    Lauren
    http://tasteslikelove.blogspot.com

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  3. That is so sweet! Ours come far to early to be doing that!
    I love your mum. She looks so kind hearted and gentle. xx

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  4. Oh for the joy of family who are willing to share very early starts to adore refuse collection. Your little man is so cute, mine adored garbage trucks for ages too. melx

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  5. Oh my, this is beautiful. What a terrific ritual and it made me smile as the bin truck passing by is a BIG event around here too. Because our terrace falls straight onto the street, the bin truck is closer and bigger and LOUDER than you could ever imagine. It has caused some serious body shaking excitement for a certain couple of young lads many a time :o) Love the pics Em xo

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  6. So sweet. lovely that they have such a close relationship with their grandparents. Bertie is obsessed with the bin men and bin truck. Every monday morning at 6.30am they arrive and he shouts “It’s the binmen”! Dan has to take him to the window where he watches and waves...luckily they always wave back. I always feel sad when grown ups don’t wave back at him! He has a couple of bin truck toys too. Obsessed. Hope you’re well x

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  7. Oh you are so lucky. My parents were older when i was born & elderly when i had babies, so they weren't into babysitting & we spent much of our time interstate anyway. My 8 year old son still runs to tell me the garbage truck is here. We've seen a few in all the cities we have lived!! But one that might come up the stairs & into the house, now that is a garbage truck i'd love, as i'm the bin emptier!! Love Posie

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  8. Our garbage men have basically seen me naked/scantily clothed in jim jams, forced to hold olive up, waving and embarrassed. I hope I never run into them in real life. You guys are so lucky to be living so close to your parents, so special. Kellie xx

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  9. Beautiful post em! I did not see that last pic coming.
    It will be interesting to see how this ritual will change when HE grows! Jx

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  10. Love it .. and those lips of his - bet you kiss them all day long!!

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  11. Go and Kiss your mum, what a beautiful relationship! and of course ritual

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  12. i know its mostly girls that post on here...but you should fuel that mind of his. A garbage truck coming up the stairs and into the house?! That frightening imagery is from a young Stephen King, I say!

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em