Tuesday, October 1, 2013
October 1. Day 274. Diving in
I could say my announcement that we were going away for the second week of the school holidays, was met with universal excitement. I could say that but it would be a lie.
The teen's response could be at best described as completely underwhelming.
So I promised (without even crossing my fingers) there would be broadband Internet, TV, video and all the comforts of home. In addition, I would not nag him to do holiday stuff. He's a big boy now. His holiday too. His call.
And I have kept to that. So I was pleased that without a word of "encouragement" from me, there he was in the pool this afternoon. You can take a boy to water and you may not be able to make him swim but he just might decide to do it anyway. Round one to Mum.