Our kids can bring us large doses of frustration, anger and (sometimes) sleeplessness – but then – they go off and do something that just melts your heart.
(Happy & proud “Dad story” ahead – feel free to skip…)
I’ve been getting more and more into cycling lately – either MTB’ing on a weekend – or a road ride to/from work – and I guess our kids have ‘noticed’.
I arrived home from work the other day – and Mr.6 had made a ‘drawing booklet’ – just two pieces of A4 paper, that Mum had folded and stapled – becoming an eight-page booklet.
Anyway – without being too much of a ‘gushy story’ – I thought I’d scan the pages – and post here on my blog.
Just for myself – for future reference – and to say THANKS to my awesome little dude Cameron (and yes – I do like bike riding…)
NB. He’s just learning to spell and write – so his Mum has ‘ticked’ his work, just like with his school work (teacher).
Front Cover :
Illustrated by Cameron O’Connor.
Once upon a time, there was a person called Chris.
He was about to go on his bike but he heard something !!
** Hand to the ear – listening… (LOL !)
It was his bike crackling.
** I don’t think this has ever happened – dunno where he got this from (!!)
He needed to oil his bike.
** He’s seen me do this, after a clean-off following MTB ride (using the Gerni)
But he wanted to go out but he needed….
** Sad Dad face ! (ha ha !)
to wash his bike. So the whole outing ended.
** OH NO !! You mean I didn’t get to go riding in the end ?!
Back Cover :
I’m sure this won’t be the LAST of Cameron’s ‘story books’ – he’s been hiding some pictures – and calling out “NOO DAD – DON’T LOOK !” as I walk in the room.
So – we’ll have to wait and see what he’s up to.
Hopefully – the ‘sequel’ will include an actual RIDE…!
Thanks again Cameron – truly awesome. x