A trip to see friends at their farm.
The children were bored at home so we thought it would be a good idea to visit friends in the country. We travelled out of town and arrived at our destination half an hour later.
Living in the country, these friends had gates to protect their livestock, so as I was in the passenger seat it was logical that I would get out and open each gate and judiciously close each one behind the car as we progressed through to the house.
Not a problem you would think until we reached the final gate and that is when things got a little tricky in between me and the gate were some frisky heifers.
At first I thought I would ignore the heifers and they will not even notice me passing by but as I started to walk towards the gate these inquisitive heifers wanted to follow me.
So, what does one do but hurry a little faster (not such a clever move) and all of a sudden the heifers thought this was fun and started trotting behind me.
Now being a town girl I was a little shaken by this and really started to run towards the gate, now only a few meters ahead.
It was a race to the gate, I made it and leaped over, hurting my knee in the process. When I looked back, the heifers had lost interest and moved on but my family in the car were laughing so hard the car was rocking.
At the time I must admit I didn’t quite see the funny side of the situation especially when I discovered after all of my efforts our friends were not even home.
However, Monday came and the children had used this story for their weekend news at school and it has been recounted as a family memory many times.
Laughing as a family can certainly be a way of creating memories even- if you are the subject of the memory.