Day tripping...  

bulging_boy 50M
4912 posts
6/18/2006 5:10 pm

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Day tripping...


I put off this post, for two reasons.

The first being that I wanted my last one to sit for a while. I didn't want to just throw another post up as I felt it would or could diminish it's importance to me. Some of you may have wandered back in here and said 'Oh... Same old post' and that's fine. I'm sorry but I wanted to let that have it's time in the sun to reflect the depth of feeling I had about it.

The second reason being, I needed time to process this new one, and find ways of interjecting a bit of humour.

So this is it.

One of the things I like about being a Dad is being able to go to school trips and things like that.

I haven't been on a school trip with the older kids for a while, timing and work commitments have tended to get in the way, but I do love the way their eyes sparkle and they have that super proud look when it's *their* parent accompanying them all.

There is an absolute truth that you have to make the most of these times. All too soon they'll be wishing to see the back of you on an hourly basis.

So when I found out the wee one was going on a trip... I just knew I had to go along.

Now the wee one is four. A great age. The age of superb trips and educational excursions.

This trip was to the...

wait for it.

The supermarket.

Oh yeah! Cause let's face it... kids at four have never seen the supermarket before. I know my one has spent more time in the supermarket than most ten year olds.

Perhaps I should organise my shopping list better. Or maybe even start one, rather than popping up everyday to get the essentials.

So the supermarket trip. Not exactly the most exciting thing I've ever done, but still... it made her morning.

Plus we got to see behind the scenes. That was kinda cool.

Definately an experience taking 20 or so small kids through the various departments trying not to let them stick their hands in the bacon slicing machines or the mincers.

Noisy?

Un. fucking. believable. You'd think we were at the zoo. I reckon these kids are so deprived of excitement *any* kind of trip would send them over the edge.

Hard to say what the best bit was, but I certainly learnt a bit about their operation. I was suprised at just how much they actually do onsite.

I think the bakery was my favourite. Nothing smells better than fresh bread coming out of the oven.

Of course I'm not counting the smiles on the faces of all those kids. That's priceless.

Or the look of relief on the supermarket managers face when he knew it was all over.

Do you keep Polar Bears in the freezer?

Do you get to eat all the icecream?

My Daddy eats bread

My Mummy goes to work


Yep... No more questions.

I still remember some of the kids in the deli section. They'd just been given some freshly sliced luncheon to eat as a treat.

One kid. Robbie. Took a couple of bites and decided he didn't like it, rather than give it to someone. He just chucked it. Fuck knows where it landed, but one lucky shopper will find it.

Probably nestled amongst the fruit and veg.

I really wish I could be there to see that.

frangipanigal 46F
10406 posts
6/18/2006 5:53 pm

You are right. It diesn't matter where the excursion is to - just as long as you are there with them. Having said that, lucky Little Frangis class hasnt been there yet...she'd eat all their profits if she was let loose in the deli section. What 3 year old kid LOVES Fetta stuffed olives as much as she does?

Little Frangi has just gone to her Dads for 4 nights. I only dropped her off 10 minutes ago and I miss her already....

Frangi x


keithcancook 61M
17930 posts
6/18/2006 6:00 pm

I can see that you are easily amused...

Happy Fathers Day!


rm_LilBlondeNZ 41F
1028 posts
6/18/2006 7:01 pm

I can vouch for the noisiness; I called him when he was at the market with the kids and it sounded like he was on the floor of the stock exchange. Fuck those little bastards are a noisy lot!

As for the image of old slimy cold cuts lying around somewhere...

*hurl*

A


impish_pixie 55F
6867 posts
6/18/2006 7:09 pm

LOL...I was a day-tripper too. Loved it. Went to lots of exciting places. Learned one very, very important thing...I'm soooooo glad I'm not a teacher.

I make mistakes, I am out of control & at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best. ~Marilyn


bulging_boy 50M

6/18/2006 7:19 pm

    Quoting frangipanigal:
    You are right. It diesn't matter where the excursion is to - just as long as you are there with them. Having said that, lucky Little Frangis class hasnt been there yet...she'd eat all their profits if she was let loose in the deli section. What 3 year old kid LOVES Fetta stuffed olives as much as she does?

    Little Frangi has just gone to her Dads for 4 nights. I only dropped her off 10 minutes ago and I miss her already....

    Frangi x
LOL Frangi,

I can imagine them thinking they'd be safe by leaving her there.

To be honest... she's probably the *only* 3 year old to love feta stuffed olives.


bulging_boy 50M

6/18/2006 7:21 pm

    Quoting keithcancook:
    I can see that you are easily amused...

    Happy Fathers Day!
Surely you haven't forgotten that fact already Keith?

Thanks for the Fathers day wishes.

I'll save them, we don't celebrate that until September.


bulging_boy 50M

6/18/2006 7:22 pm

    Quoting rm_LilBlondeNZ:
    I can vouch for the noisiness; I called him when he was at the market with the kids and it sounded like he was on the floor of the stock exchange. Fuck those little bastards are a noisy lot!

    As for the image of old slimy cold cuts lying around somewhere...

    *hurl*

    A
Yeah,

All the other shoppers were looking like they were trapped in the twilight zone. I mean... 20 odd kids running around in there during the day?

They probably figured they were safe!


bulging_boy 50M

6/18/2006 7:55 pm

    Quoting impish_pixie:
    LOL...I was a day-tripper too. Loved it. Went to lots of exciting places. Learned one very, very important thing...I'm soooooo glad I'm not a teacher.
Yeah Pixie,

I'm with you there.


frangipanigal 46F
10406 posts
6/18/2006 8:13 pm

It's not only the Fetta stuffed Olives (at $35.99 a kilo mind you!!). Haloumi Cheese features on the "favourite foods" list as does Fetta and...ah hell, she's her mothers daughter! The kids a cheese freak!!

Frangi x


rm_DaphneR 59F
8023 posts
6/18/2006 8:16 pm

I bet it was your kid that said "My daddy eats bread."

Have tongue, will use it. Repeatedly.


FeistySyn 53F

6/18/2006 8:26 pm

My personal fav was when she went to the dairy farm... w/out me of course... lots of lovely mud and other unmentionables to wash off the shoes and clothes... she complained about how bad it smelled for weeks afterward

Apparently the depth of depravity here is bottomless... don't you feel right at home?
~~~~~


chasingfun27 39M
1108 posts
6/18/2006 11:34 pm

    Quoting bulging_boy:
    Surely you haven't forgotten that fact already Keith?

    Thanks for the Fathers day wishes.

    I'll save them, we don't celebrate that until September.
Fathers' Day is in September? Hopefully I don't fuck that up. I've already, this year, managed to call the old lady, and wish her "Happy Mothers' Day" a week early; and I missed her birthday by a month.

That's one of the things I like about kids. Even the most mundane shit is new to them, and excites them. O to be that enthusiastic.

I wouldn't worry too much about the meat sitting amongst the fruit and veg. It's probably the healthiest thing the produce has encountered since it hit the store.


bulging_boy 50M

6/19/2006 12:01 am

    Quoting frangipanigal:
    It's not only the Fetta stuffed Olives (at $35.99 a kilo mind you!!). Haloumi Cheese features on the "favourite foods" list as does Fetta and...ah hell, she's her mothers daughter! The kids a cheese freak!!

    Frangi x
Nuthin like a good bit of cheese...

eh Grommit?


bulging_boy 50M

6/19/2006 12:02 am

    Quoting rm_DaphneR:
    I bet it was your kid that said "My daddy eats bread."
LMAO

Twat


bulging_boy 50M

6/19/2006 12:37 am

    Quoting FeistySyn:
    My personal fav was when she went to the dairy farm... w/out me of course... lots of lovely mud and other unmentionables to wash off the shoes and clothes... she complained about how bad it smelled for weeks afterward
Ummm...

Perhaps you should have washed it again then?

LOL


bulging_boy 50M

6/19/2006 12:39 am

    Quoting chasingfun27:
    Fathers' Day is in September? Hopefully I don't fuck that up. I've already, this year, managed to call the old lady, and wish her "Happy Mothers' Day" a week early; and I missed her birthday by a month.

    That's one of the things I like about kids. Even the most mundane shit is new to them, and excites them. O to be that enthusiastic.

    I wouldn't worry too much about the meat sitting amongst the fruit and veg. It's probably the healthiest thing the produce has encountered since it hit the store.
Yeah but don't ask me the date!

I rely on the wanker shops to give me the dates of these freaking things, otherwise I'd miss them all.


bulging_boy 50M

6/19/2006 2:08 am

    Quoting rm_Spicy481:
    I went on nearly every field trip my son has had over the years he was growing up. It was always such fun!! (most of the time) Mind you....at times it wasn't a bowl full of cherries...noooooo sirreeeee...nope....nuh uh!! Cuz we all know how some kids are nooooo picnic!
    But, I wouldnt trade one moment of it!! My son was always thrilled to have his mum along! That's the most important thing!!
    It is pretty awesome to see the excitement on little faces over the everyday mundane things. How can one miss out on that?!

    Gotta grab every moment you can of your kids' lives while you have the opportunity! They grow up so fast!
That was pretty much my thinking Spicy,

Life is so fleeting and precious. We do need to grab it when we can and taking time to spend with kids on their journey too helps build memories that we all can share.


rm_goddess1946 107F
13518 posts
6/19/2006 4:23 am

Kids are...the best.
Hope you had a great Happy Fathers Day, Bulge!


Just a little food for thought.............
If you really want to be happy, nobody can stop you...
{=}


bulging_boy 50M

6/19/2006 4:32 am

    Quoting rm_goddess1946:
    Kids are...the best.
    Hope you had a great Happy Fathers Day, Bulge!
Yeah Goddess.

They're the best *and* the worst.

and when they're the worst... they're teaching us to be *our* best.

Ya gotta love 'em.

oooh. I almost believed that. I'll say that a few more times.

LOL


zebra_buggy 32F

6/19/2006 4:54 am

There is an absolute truth that you have to make the most of these times. All too soon they'll be wishing to see the back of you on an hourly basis.

It's funny how all our memories start when we're about four years old. Did for me, anyway. I don't remember anything, really, before that. Very cool post, and nicely done.

Cheers!


bulging_boy 50M

6/19/2006 5:40 am

    Quoting zebra_buggy:
    There is an absolute truth that you have to make the most of these times. All too soon they'll be wishing to see the back of you on an hourly basis.

    It's funny how all our memories start when we're about four years old. Did for me, anyway. I don't remember anything, really, before that. Very cool post, and nicely done.

    Cheers!
Hey Zebra,

You could be right you know? I'm not too sure when my memories start, but I know I'm not looking up at a freaking mobile.

I know that they're extremely important to me, and I want them to grow up knowing that.


rm_1hotwahine 64F
21091 posts
6/19/2006 7:21 am

ffs - you've got half of the US mainland calling it the Supie, and NOW you're referring to the SUPERMARKET? What's this? Company manners? Formalizing it up for Blogville at large?

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]


keithcancook 61M
17930 posts
6/19/2006 9:54 am

    Quoting bulging_boy:
    Surely you haven't forgotten that fact already Keith?

    Thanks for the Fathers day wishes.

    I'll save them, we don't celebrate that until September.
September? It figures.

friggin kiwi's....


bulging_boy 50M

6/19/2006 2:32 pm

    Quoting rm_1hotwahine:
    ffs - you've got half of the US mainland calling it the Supie, and NOW you're referring to the SUPERMARKET? What's this? Company manners? Formalizing it up for Blogville at large?
Gripper.

Supie is a verbal shortcut, slang if you will... It's not a real word...

Formalising?

AS IF.

You know I couln't formalise a letter to Parliament.

LOL


bulging_boy 50M

6/19/2006 2:34 pm

    Quoting keithcancook:
    September? It figures.

    friggin kiwi's....
LOL

Frigging Kiwi's?

Bastid Yank.

LOL


FeistySyn 53F

6/19/2006 9:02 pm

OMG... ok, I admit it... I am a complete fucking idiot... but please don't quote me on that

Apparently the depth of depravity here is bottomless... don't you feel right at home?
~~~~~


bulging_boy 50M

6/20/2006 12:00 am

    Quoting FeistySyn:
    OMG... ok, I admit it... I am a complete fucking idiot... but please don't quote me on that
No need Fiesty one.

I'll just refer people to your comment.

LOL


imLadyBambi 59M/51F

6/20/2006 1:10 am

bulging boy,bulgingboy

So what did you learn from the field trip?LOL

Lady B.


bulging_boy 50M

6/20/2006 2:44 am

Hey Lady Bambi,

I think I learnt... that I never want to take 20 odd kids anywhere!

LOL


bardicman 51M

6/21/2006 1:27 am

I have to side with wahine here about the use of the gay word SUPIE..

The purpose of the field trip was probably to teach children to say supermarket instead of supie. We can tell from your post that it is working and soon even you will not sound quite so homosexual when you purchase groceries.



I am not dead yet


bulging_boy 50M

6/21/2006 2:30 am

    Quoting bardicman:
    I have to side with wahine here about the use of the gay word SUPIE..

    The purpose of the field trip was probably to teach children to say supermarket instead of supie. We can tell from your post that it is working and soon even you will not sound quite so homosexual when you purchase groceries.
Oh and like *you're* one to talk... Mr Cucumber smuggler.

LOL


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