Tuesday 12 April 2016

A family holiday - part eleventy million

We have been to Deutschland again, this time visiting Eldest Beautiful Daughter. Just to add to the stress levels of intercontinental driving in a clapped out Astra, we decided to up the ante by taking The Boy wonder, the one the husband made earlier and gadget mad dad as we thought a wee trip would be nice for them. We had the joy of  all being together 24 hours a day as gadget mad dad got EBD's bedroom, the only bedroom in the flat, we were sleeping on EBD's sofa bed, she was on a blow up mattress borrowed from her friend Sian and the boy wonder was in a sleeping bag on a sleeping roll. ALL IN THE LOUNGE, YES THATS RIGHT, ALL IN THE LOUNGE (in capitals for emphasis) sorry for the lack of rantie auntie warning

 The road to Hell is paved with good intentions is the phrase that comes to mind.

Things we found out

The energy levels of a 10 year old boy and a just out of hospital pensioner aren't as compatible as we had hoped
No one in the world walks slower than my dad, no one 
The boy wonder can talk at great length and about the same thing if he is interested in the subject - this time top of the chat was nerf guns and his birthday present of Intellegente ( this is goo in a tin essentially, you can shape it and snap it and mould it but goo in a tin)
My dad can talk at great length and about the same thing if he is interested in the subject, his top chat was how he manages to get antiques worthy of the roadshow for thruppence ha'penny from every charity shop in Glasgow
The Boy Wonder sees food as a challenge, he will not be defeated by dinner, Even if his dinner will dribble out his ears
My dad really only wants to sit and drink tea and smoke. If he can do this in a place you can also find in Glasgow like McDonalds, so much the better
If the man in the ice cream shop has forgotten a scoop of tiramisu ice cream and not just stuck it in the bottom of the boy wonders cone as we mistakenly thought, it can take TBW a really long time to get over
Having to pay 50 cents for using a public toilet can take my dad a really long time to get over
The boy wonder is the noisiest and most restless sleeper known to man
My dad is the noisiest breather known to man, especially first thing in the morning, we hadn't anticipated holidaying with Lord Vader
The boy wonder is unable to think what might be useful for him to take with him on holiday or out for the day independently, this includes his glasses which he needs for reading and for his tablet which along with talking and eating make up every minute of his waking day although he did bring a stuffed toy donkey
My dad is unable to think what might be useful for him to take on holiday independently, this included warm clothes, travel insurance and a camera, no donkey though
Both the boy wonder and the dad said they enjoyed it, even if both of them looked at times like they'd rather be doing what they usually do at home

And that dear readers is a flavour of this years family holiday, there was more but I wasn't sure if you scare easy.


Mac n' Janet said...

Oh lucky you, isn't togetherness the best. Our daughter once insisted that we take her friend to Italy with us (we were living in Germany) so she's have someone to talk to. Nice girl, but the only thing and I do mean the only thing, she'd eat were hot dogs and I don't mean Italian sausages. It made for a really interesting trip.

auntiegwen said...

M& J - family togetherness really tops it all doesn't it? I can't imagine how difficult it would be to get hot dogs for every meal

Anonymous said...

The drinking session in the kitchen with EBD after everyone else has gone to bed was fun though :)

auntiegwen said...

Andrew - sadly I was one of the gone to bed ones

Gigi said...

Family trips are sorta eye-opening aren't they?! Man-Child learned that I talk in my sleep - a LOT -during our last trip together, which according to him was "creepy."

libby said...

You are a saint AG...mental but a saint......see you soon.x

auntiegwen said...

Gigi - I don't think talking in your sleep is creepy, clearly your subconscious is choosing the optimum time for you to express your maternal wisdom to a captive and attentive man child.

Libs - so mental, I do it every year, every year post holiday I say never again and then I get the guilts x

Nota Bene said...

Do you need a holiday?

auntiegwen said...

NB - everyone needs a holiday after a family holiday!

Mrs Worthington said...

Love this. This sums up all our family occasions or otherwise. Go have a proper holiday now on your own xx

auntiegwen said...

Mrs W - we really can't grumble on that score xx

ADDY said...

Sounds like a good time was had by all. ;)

auntiegwen said...

Addy - you optimist you!