Wow, yesterday was a full day. I didn't have the energy to write it up until
Zoe woke up at 5am for reasons unknown. She snoozed with me for about an hour
at 6am, so I think I got a bit of a snooze in there as well.
I had another package to pick up from the post office and another errand to
run on the way to Kinderballet. This time we made it to Kinderballet nice and
I didn't have a lot to get done during Kinderballet, and I hadn't bothered to
bring my book, so it was nice to have a little bit of time to just goof off on
the Internet on my phone.
After Kinderballet, we went directly to the Hawthorne ferry terminal. Parking
was dreadful, but we managed to snag a park that wasn't too much of a walk to
Eva and Layla, and their Mum, Tanya, met us there about 10 minutes later, and
we all took the CityCat over to Southbank.
It was pretty much lunch time by the time we arrived at the museum, so after
I'd renewed our Sciencecentre annual membership (which sadly from an efficiency
stand point was more a case of taking out a whole new one all over again), we
went to the cafe and had lunch.
After lunch, we made our way to the Sciencecentre, with a brief detour through
the museum. The girls all had fun in the Sciencecentre.
I had to pick up my race pack for the City2South after we were done, so we went
via the Convention Centre on the way back to the CityCat. I actually learned
that the Convention Centre and the Exhibition Centre are two separate things,
with one being accessible from Grey Street and the other (the one I needed to
be at) being accessible from Merivale Street, which was more of a walk away. I
left Zoe with Tanya and the girls while I hurried over.
The cunning marketers had made it so you had to take the walk of shame through
the free "lifestyle expo" they were holding before your timing bib was
activated, so that further dragged out the whole process by a couple of minutes
while I scurried through the expo.
I got back to the girls and we made our way back to the CityCat, narrowly
missed a one by about 20 metres. It was certainly an exercise in cat herding
with the three girls.
By the time we got back to Hawthorne, it was 4:30pm, and we were supposed to be
at Zoe's Kindergarten disco by 5pm. We hurried home, rendezvoused with Anshu,
did a quick change, and then hurried over to Norman Park State School where the
I'd volunteered to help out with the running of the disco, and was in charge of
collecting the $5 entry fee from families. At some stage Sarah arrived, so I
handed off Zoe to her and they spent most of the time in the disco itself,
after we all had some pizza outside the hall.
I did manage to poke my head in at the wrong time and get volunteered by the DJ
to be one of the parents on stage leading the Macarena. I can't say I've
voluntarily done the Macarena before...
It was a fun night, and Zoe enjoyed herself. I was able to do a lot of
preemptive packing up while the disco was still going on, and everyone left
before the advertised 7:30pm finishing time. Anshu and I were out of there by
7:20pm, and we went over to visit my Mum in hospital.
I was well and truly wrecked by the time we got to bed. It was a long and busy