Sydney

Vending machines

Doesn't it seem like there is always an annoying amount of spare change around your car? In our car it tends to pool up around the shifter and sometimes falls out the doors when opened. Embarrassing. 

We started giving the kids the chance to help us clean out the car every once in a while and for payment, we give them all the change they find laying around the car. Sometimes this equals a big payout!  Isaac and Izzy now have pouches full of US and foreign change. 

Isaac loves to carry tons of coins around in his pockets. "In case I see a vending machine!" is his defense. And he is so good about buying little vending toys for his sister as well as himself. I find it equally adorable and annoying that whenever we see them he wants to buy another flimsy whatever-it-may-be out of the vending machine. 

One day he was forced to come into a public ladies bathroom with Belle and I since the men's restroom looked extremely shady.  Inside, he saw one of those "ladies feminine product" vending machines- and said in an irritated voice, "One time I put my quarters in the one that said "Napkin" and you know what? It wasn't a napkin that came out. It was like a sticker mixed with a mini diaper. What a waste. Why would anyone buy that!?"

I advised him to spend his quarters a bit more wisely....

Sydney, Australia.

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saucy

Our assistant Carrie is awesome. Last fall we went to stay with her and her family while we worked in their city. Our kids loved their kids (two sons, one daughter), and hopefully vice-versa, and now it's 7 months after our stay, and Carrie has reported the following story:

Adorable son of Carrie: Mom, what's Whitacre sauce?

Carrie:  I don't think there is one.  Why?

Son:  When Isaac was here I asked him his last name, and he said, "Whitacre."  And I said, oh like  Whitacresauce?  And he said, "Yes, like the sauce."

Images from Sydney, Australia.

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post it

Oh friends, thank you. Isaac feels so loved, and proud! Finally the kid knows what a blog is. In fact, he understands now that we write stuff about ourselves on this thing called the Internets.  This is a big step.  

It used to be that clients would come to sessions and we'd hug and talk and introduce ourselves, and they'd turn to the kids and say "Oh I know you and remember your story about _____ and saw pictures of you in ______" and our kids would be stoked on it but not really understand why this super nice stranger knew them.  

But now...  Isaac is aware that he has friends out there that read about our life, friends that he might not know yet.  For example, the other day we found ourselves ALL plunging into another icy cold, turqoise lake just for fun. Tyler did the plunge first, of course, then Isaac reeeeeeeaaallllly wanted to- but he needed something to sweeten the adventure a bit. 

This is what he said when I was taking a video of him hemming and hawing over whether to dive in:

"If I jump in, can you post the video of me on the blog?"

Oh, ok. Somebody things he's a mini-celeb.

But, seriously, thanks for coming here and reading about our adventures, we love to share them. And if you come to a session and are a reader of our blog, don't hesitate to say so! 

From Sydney, Australia.

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