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Remember the day it rained?

SkyWatch Friday 28

It’s so weird that my children are scared of rain. I’m not talking about the misty light drizzle that makes your hair go all springy. But real rain. When it rains heavy, they run and shout and hide, begging us to come in out of the rain because you could DIE out there!!!

In their lifetimes (they are 7 & 10) they can only recall a few really wet days. I seem to remember winters stuck inside for days at a time. I remember walking to school in the rain. In primary school I owned a raincoat! We had coat racks in the entrance to our classrooms to hang them on. When I started highschool, I remember huddling under the bus shelter with the other kids I caught the bus with. I remember standing under verandahs with other students between classes, all jostling for a position. Then someone would make a break for it and like lemmings we would all follow with our bags over our heads to try and stay dry. My children have never worn a raincoat to school. There are no coat racks in their class rooms. They have umbrellas – but it takes us so long to find them because it’s been so long since they were last used – and I have since learned that if you wait 5 minutes, the rain will stop. They hardly ever get wet. So we sometimes have conversations that start with “Remember that day when it rained and we…..”

It didn’t rain much this day last August. Just enough to make the ground slippery for the footy players. (You can just see the football in one of the pictures). But that light drizzly rain does make for good rainbows.

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The secret of a good kick

Ahhh, Minicolts. The best entertainment of the day. At halftime in the A Grade game, the Under 10’s take to the field. Whoever turns up gets divvied into 2 equal teams – one Blue (Eagles – our old club colours) and the other Black (Tigers – our new club colours). For the little kids (5 & 6 year olds), about the only way for them to get a kick is to be given a free kick by the umpire – otherwise the 9 and 10 year olds just dominate the ball.  

C6 got a freekick in his last game. And in the spirit of recording everything, I took this photo.

It wasn’t until I was editing the photo that I discovered this:

So now, recorded for all prosterity, is the secret to a good kick. You have to hold your tongue just right…..