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wonderful treehouse

Hey remember this?

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I had a few comments and emails about this amazing treehouse the kids played with at The Australian Museum last week so I did some digging. 

Turns out it was made for the museum by a lady here, locally. Yep, it's made out of a hollowed tree trunk. She's amazing, right?

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Anyway, the artist's anme is Carla Dejong and she has a website.

The lovely lady who runs the kid's programs at the Museum said she didn't think Carla made the four-story-high treehouses usually as they may be unstable.

I'm planning to find out!

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Also a quick note about the little dude: all perfectly excellent today, ears aren't even sore, back to school! He was totally cool about the whole procedure, (called an aural toilet, how hilarious). I thought he might freeze up a bit at the idea of the anesthetic given his last experience twelve months ago was major palate reconstruction and surgery on his throat – coming out of that anesthetic is something I'll never forget but perhaps he has. He was very chilled about the whole thing. Marvelous wee fella. 

xxx

5 Comments on “wonderful treehouse

Sarah B
October 15, 2010 at 9:48 am

I am pleased to hear your little fellow approached the procedure in such a chilled out manner. I think the medical procedures we witness on our children often have a much deeper, lasting impact on us as parents, than they do on the small people themselves….. and that is probably a good thing it is that way around, and not the other.

I cry EVERY time (I have tested this about 5 times!) I walk along the corridor in John Hunter Hospital where the NICU is located, even though the child I am with at the time is usually well on the road to recovery, or there for something minor. I think that as a mother, I just bear these ‘tattoos’ on my heart…. but on some level I almost enjoy them, as a physical reminder of how much I love those little people….

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rakster
October 15, 2010 at 4:41 pm

glad here is good… I had an operation last year and just hearing other people’s children ‘wake-up’ in the recovery room turned me into an hysterical sobbing mess.

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rakster
October 15, 2010 at 4:42 pm

oops that was supposed to be “he is good”.

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Alex Nolan
October 16, 2010 at 6:07 pm

Go team Henry – and well done you! I have only had one of mine need one operation and it nearly killed me… I actually said the words ‘why is he crying’ when he ‘woke up’ as I was in such a state myself… It was a cry unlike I had ever heard before or have heard since and I am in no hurry to hear it again – just horrid.

On a slightly cheerier note….. What a totally fabulous treehouse that it – they both look like they are having a ball!

xxx

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Heather
October 17, 2010 at 9:08 pm

Kids really are amazing aren’t they. Glad to hear that all went well with your little boy. x

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