This is my response to the Ragtag Daily Prompt of Saturday, 21 July 2018 — Duck.
I’m very sad to say that for most of my children’s lives, we had neither the money, time or energy to go on holiday together. Certainly, my husband and I rarely had holidays together as we took turns to take time off work to look after the children during the school holidays. The lack of family holidays is one of my biggest regrets in life. A few years ago, my husband and the boys went on a road trip around Victoria (Australia). I stayed home (with flu), and sent my little ducklings off with their dad on a great adventure.
Much fun was had by the lads and there were many ‘firsts’ – like staying in a motel and having their breakfast delivered to their room. These are experiences that turn boys into men. Their trip was in the middle of Winter, so it was too chilly for swimming in the motel pool. You can’t have everything I suppose. However, the lads soon found that the pool was enticing for other reasons.
Elsewhere on the holiday, they encountered a tiger snake. Yes, there was a photo to prove it. The snake did not look happy. I might have uttered a few choice words when the story was related to me, such as “For Duck Sake! You have to be out of your ducking minds.” All three of them were old enough to know better. They survived. That’s the main thing. I’ll concede that the road trip was good for them. I’m such a mother duck at times.
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