So where do you hang out if you're really quite afraid of heights? Oh I know, how about the tallest tower in the country?

Nice view though.


Anyway it's not all about me.



Nice to feel on top of things.

Which, incidentally, I felt today. Took the washing out of the machine and didn't throw it straight into the dryer, but hung it on the line. Phew, that was a long five weeks of dryer-action!

Took Tilly to a Kinderdance class, moved some furniture, wrote some thank you notes. Feeling pretty on top of it.

Arrived early to get Henry from school. Ivy was hungry so I popped into the back seat to give her a quick feed. Tilly stayed in her booster seat, I sat in Henry's and breastfed, waving to a few other mums walking past. I'd shut the door for a modicum of privacy, which wasn't a problem until I tried to open it to get out. Child lock. Oh crap.

Tilly's door too, of course. Three kid's seats across the back, no room to move or climb over to the front seats. Double crap. And suddenly no mums walking past to wave at and flag down.

Couldn't even reach my phone. SO on top of this gig.

I put Ivy back into her seat and tried to figure out how I was going to climb over her in jeans too tight to bend properly, but finally managed to reach the lever to lean the front passenger seat forward a bit and somehow shimmied over it and opened the front door.

I am, however, a quick learner. I won't do that again.


Hope you had a wonderful weekend and thanks to the commenters for making me laugh out loud at your food identities. You crack me up.


6 Comments on “perspective

Stan Oram
August 10, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Fi, Fi – Why didn’t you wind the window down and open the door with the outside handle!!

Love your posts!



August 10, 2010 at 6:00 pm

Oh I so did that when our third was about 8 months old. In the kinder car park, pouring rain.. ended with my bum sliding down the front drivers side window to the amusement of a kinder Dad… I even blogged it.

So does help to know you are not alone!?!?

Oh and you can’t do the window trick if your car keys are still in your pocket and you have power windows….

August 10, 2010 at 9:01 pm

I have done that more than once (didn’t learn from my mistake)! Happily though, I could shoofty (spelling?) into the drivers seat from the back and let myself out the drivers’ door. Lots of bottom-in-the-air action though. Very amusing and happy for a bit of yoga-induced flexibility.

August 11, 2010 at 8:32 pm

Hi Stan, thanks, and per Ms Pickle below, electric windows. Keys in hand. No use at all!!

August 11, 2010 at 8:34 pm

It helps to know I’m not alone, although if it’s you & me leading the way we’re in a whole world of trouble.

August 11, 2010 at 8:36 pm

Wouldn’t hurt that you are a yoga GODDESS and with your lean frame could shoofty over the front seats. Me, not so much. Plus extra seat in back with small baby in it, no leverage!


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