Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Jellybean Poo(l)

This morning, the four of us drove to a waterhole, to go swimming before it got too hot. I love summer.

I had visions of a fun morning. I'd even thought to cut up watermelon and bring it along - and I am *so* not that kind of mother. We arrived to a haze ... of cigarette smoke. It was eleven in the morning and I had to move empty beer bottles out of the way before we could sit on our towels. I was cranky at Dave, who was cranky at Max, who was cranky at Rocco. Happy Australia Day!

 ..... who sat there, oblivious, eating a whole punnet of strawberries. Intermittently screaming out "JELLY BEANS!" Because we were at the Jellybean Pool. And I know him so well, that I bought a packet of jellybeans too. I knew he would be expecting them.

Max watched teenagers jumping off the rock. We all went in for a swim. I don't like waterholes - not being able to see where I swim; standing on leaves and sticks, murkiness. I wanted to shout out, "MIRANDA!" But nobody, least of all Dave, would get my joke.


Rocco did the BIGGEST POO in his swimmer nappy and I didn't know so started taking it off. Sat him down on the towel really quickly, mouthing to Dave frantically. POO. Dave sighed .... but totally saved the day, helped me rip the sides down, acting normal so nobody would stare at us. He stood him up while I quickly wiped his backside with the towel and wrapped the nappy up in it - all in one quick motion. We laughed .... Rocco's poo incident of the day breaking the ice between us.

I knew it was time to leave when the teenagers started yelling out to each other across the water .... "Chuck us a cigarette ya softc*ck!"

On the way back we passed this shop and laughed heartily again, at the beautiful Australiana display - I liked the tissue box cover the most.

Before we got back to the car I threw the whole nappy/towel package in the garbage bin. It just couldn't be saved. Police and ambulances then fled past, and I wondered if somebody got hurt jumping off the rocks. I hope not.


Now THIS is Australian ... Bliss N Eso singing "Addicted."


  1. This reminds me of when my sister and I used to go swimming in the weir near our house without our mum knowing. When I go to visit my sister who lives in Glenbrook, we always try to get down to the ''volcano' as my son calls it. The last time we went the causeway was closed due to flooding. It is certainly a great place to visit.

  2. It seems like much of your life is ruled by Poo lately. Why is this? Do you not carry enough diapers? Are Australian diapers not good quality? Does your little man have some kind of industrial strength Poo? Are you feeding him too much fiber? All thoughts I ponder. XOXO

  3. The whole time I was reading this, I was thinking, "shit...this post has lots of pictures and the title mentions poo...there's going to be a picture of Rocco's jellybean-spotted poo..."

    So I scrolled on down, real careful-like, preparing myself for the rainbow poo image, now thinking, "this crazy bitch is going to have posted POO pix here..."

    And then the post concluded with no jellybean poop.

    And I was disappointed.

    What the hell is wrong with me?

    No fair that it's summer there. I wish I was at the watering hole with you...Great pix. Gorgeous family.

    Love you madly.

    Tobacco Brunette

  4. I would have been yelling 'Miranda!' too! I love that tissue box cover, a must for every household on Australia Day.

    Happy Australia Day! x

  5. Thank God you didn't post poo pictures! I too was wondering how much fiber you're feeding that boy.

    Happy Australia Day!

  6. Those swim nappies are definitely NOT poo-friendly. I actually wonder if they're worthwhile at all.

    Love Bliss N Esso; nice to see them rate in the Hottest 100. There's a heap of good Aussie hop hop around these days. Illy - It Can Wait is a favourite at the moment.


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