Monday, August 8, 2011

The Tick-List

Just as we were starting our staycation, we asked the boys to take one of my teaching whiteboards and write a list of things they'd like to do.

While Ben and I were still drinking our breakfast coffee, this list (inconveniently written in yellow) appeared, suspended over the table. It's rather hard to read, so here is a list of what the boys wrote, with their ticks and explanations as necessary. INTRODUCE DAD TO SPORE, tick! (Spore is their favourite computer game at the moment.)

African Safari, tick


DAD 2 SPORE, tick!

cité de l'éspace

DAD 2 SPORE, tick!

Tour round Toulouse, tick!

DAD 2 SPORE, tick

GO ON A BIKE RIDE, tick!DAD 2 SPORE, tick

Go to the river, tick

DAD 2 SPORE, tick

PING-Pong tournament, tick

DAD 2 SPORE, tick

Swimming together

DAD 2 SPORE, tick

GO TO MUSEUM, tick

DAD 2 SPORE, tick

Watch a film together, tick (we bought the DVD of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader)

DAD 2 SPORE, tick

GO TO THE CINEMA
DAD 2 SPORE, tick

PLAY KUBB

DAD 2 SPORE, tick

PLAY CREATIONARY

DAD 2 SPORE, tick

play BANG, tick

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You can see that we managed most things, either on our own, with Son 2's friend, or with our best friends from university, who arrived on Wednesday with their sons and left yesterday morning, by train, for Barcelona. Other, unplanned and unplannable things, were equally lovely, like old friends from Harrogate spotting us in the road as they drove back to their campsite, or the double rainbow which arrived on Saturday evening after a torrential thunder downpour...

7 comments:

marigold jam said...

Glad you managed to tick so many boxes! Sounds like an enjoyable holiday and the unplanned things just add that certain je ne sais quoi don't they?

Elizabethd said...

We had the double rainbow last night!

Vintage Jane said...

Lovely idea - might get little man to do the same ... just hope I will be able to honour some of them! M x

Pomona said...

Pretty good hit rate! But what is Spore? I've never heard of that one - except in a fungal sense!

Pomona x

Sherri B. said...

Beautiful rainbow! I wonder what the favorite thing to do was!? Hahahaha!

Donna said...

Hi Floss..What a great idea! How funny that the boys mostly want to play the computer game with dad.Now I'm curious about this game. My son would whole heartedly agree with your boys.

My boys play a lot of online games with their Dad as part of the team. They have a great time. Such a sweet post..love the boys 'list'. :o)

Julia said...

Sounds like it was a grand time, had by all!