Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Kids say the funniest things

At the moment, I'm coaching gymnastics for 16 hours a week and I'm having some absolute gems of conversations with the kids. Some are too good/cute to be forgotten, so here are some of the best I've had in my first two weeks of coaching. I seem to notice a theme with some of them (and I think I like it).

6 year old child- 'I'm not in a happy mood today. I'm just in one of those moods where I'll do what I want'.
Me (thinking to myself)- 'I can tell. You haven't listened to me for the last 20 minutes'.

7 year old- 'The new coach is so strict. She makes us do really hard stuff'
Other 7 year old- 'No. Well she is a bit strict. But she's being nice by being strict. I mean, she wants us to be the best gymnasts we can be so she's being hard on us'
Me (thinking to myself again)- 'Well, at least one of them gets it'.

8 year old- 'Hollie, how old are your grandkids?'
Me- 'How old do you think I am?'

Coach- 'Hollie, I've blocked your car in the car park, I'll move it later'
12 year old gymnast- 'What? Hollie drives? I didn't think she was old enough to drive!'

8 year old- 'Why don't you want to have kids?'
Me- 'Huh? I do want to have kids'
8 year old- 'So why don't you have any? I mean, you're like 18 aren't you?'*
Me- 'I'm 21, and I do want kids in the future I'm just not ready in any way for them yet'.
*You have to wonder if its a sign of the times if a kid thinks no kids at the age of 18 is a negative thing :(

9 year old boy- 'I don't like football, football is for girls'
Me (thinking to myself)- 'Well that's the first time I've heard it that way round'

Sunday, 21 September 2014

A Touch of Autumn

Back in the summer of 2012, we helped to plan a Hen Party for my lovely cousin Sophie, and we ended up doing a wonderful garden party for her (I'm sure I said I'd blog about it, but I never did). At the same time, my mum was off work for a while after a surgery so she kept herself busy by making summer themed bunting for the hen party with the assistance of my nan. Since the hen party, the bunting has been bought out for a number of parties, and gained a permanent place in the conservatory after we took the Christmas decorations down at the start of the year. We loved how the bright colours made us look forward to Spring and Summer and stopped the house feeling 'empty' when the Christmas decorations were packed away.

Fast forward to now and Autumn is starting to arrive here in the UK. We figured that we couldn't get away with having the brightly coloured bunting up any longer so guess what? My nan came to the rescue and made us Autumn coloured bunting to brighten up the house. I love it!

I think we need to start picking out material for the Christmas themed bunting that we're going to need now!

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Spot the Difference

I thought this picture was fun. Same place, same person, just 5 years difference!

Watching the dolphins in Seaworld Orlando. Top picture from 2009, bottom from 2014.

I'm going to have to look through more old pictures now to see if we have more any comparison shots from various years! Can you tell that I'm going through the phase that I like to call 'post-Disney depression'?