March 20th – A Smile and A Wave

1999:  Decided to do some painting this morning. Mum put an old sheet on the kitchen floor, with paper and paints on it and left me to it.  I painted two pictures and the cupboards, the floor, the washing machine (inside and out for good measure).  Oh dear!  I’m sure Picasso didn’t get into trouble when he had a flash of inspiration.  Once mum had cleaned me and the kitchen  we  headed out in the car. We had to wait at the level crossing, I waved the train on and the driver waved back.  Friendly chap.  We went to Maldon swimming and one of my mates – Jake- was there.  Mum was made redundant.  She sat in the baby pool just watching Jake and me messing around like wild things.  It was great fun.  On the way home we saw police by the side of the road looking at all the cars.  Mum seemed a bit uncomfortable but I just smiled and waved at the jolly policeman, and he waved back.  See – it’s cool mum, really.  I wouldn’t mind but she hasn’t even done anything wrong!   

2019: So the flat is great but parking is a bit of a nightmare. There’s a car park out back which is free between 6pm and 9am and a little side area which is free but used by the shop owners. Its tight but its free and as I have no petrol and am getting a lift into work I left it there today ……. only to get a call from the rental agency that it was blocking a delivery area. No brownie points there then. I was very apologetic. Perhaps if I just smile and wave next time I walk past the shop window all will be ok ……

#toddlers #kids #growingup #painting #cars #renting #parking #police #trains #swimming


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I may do stupid things and make light of them but deep down there’s a reason and I love exploration, even if I cannot fully understand the outcome!

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