It’s All About the Donuts.

Henry Hotdog continues to be blown away by every piece of Australiana he sees.

“Hey look! That building has an Australian flag on it”.

“Hey look! That man has an Australian flag on his uniform.”

“Hey look! That sign had a picture of a kangaroo on it – look out for kangaroos everyone.”

The third little traveler had finally had enough this morning and said “you get it that we’re in Australia don’t you?”

It hasn’t curbed his enthusiasm.

At times I feel like I’m driving a tour bus.

“Hey look at all the grass. Have you ever seen so much grass?” We were driving on a major highway and he was pointing to a median strip.

“What’ya call that tree Mum? Is that a gum tree? Do you think it’s got koala’s in it?”

He was pointing to a Jacaranda tree.

Australia in Henry’s eyes is the land of wondrous noises, places and food.

“What’s that noise?”

“Birds” the third traveler announces in a monotone.

“Are they always so loud? They’re booootiful”

The third traveler looks at me and shakes his head in a where did you find this guy manner.

At about 1am this morning I woke up to hear him calling out to his brother, he was jet lagged and confused about the time, he thought it was time to get up. “Fred, Fred, are you awake? Fred, Fred, its morning. Fred, Fred, Freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed”.

I went into his room to find Fred with a pillow over his head, I carried Henry Hotdog to my bed.

“What’s that noise?” he looked alarmed.

“It’s rain, big fat heavy drops of rain. There’s nothing better than the sound of rain on the roof when you’re snuggled up in bed” I tell him.

He looks confused.

“I don’t get it? Why did you and Dad ever leave this place? I mean, they make the best donuts here!”

I wonder about that often.

How we left the donuts behind.

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  1. Laughing. So. Hard

  2. Oh my god. Love it! You’re killing me softly with these posts.

  3. Oh that is Precious!!!!!! Henry is making me homesick. Ash hasn’t been home for eighteen months, with no visit in sight – makes me wonder about his reactions. I love life through little eyes – capture every moment. x

  4. That just makes me more homesick – and we live in a place with birds, grass and donuts. But it aint Australia…. *sniffle*

  5. So beautiful, Henry needs to be on the Australian Tourism Board 🙂

  6. love it, so funny and gorgeous – why would you leave this place, and the doughnuts!!

  7. Thanks for the laugh, great way to start my day 🙂

  8. Very cute post – no need to tell you to enjoy every moment of your trip 😉 S x

  9. Beautiful post! I think about the donuts we left behind in NZ often xxx But the distance does make the holidays all the more magical than living there ever was x

  10. Kids manage to see life so clearly, don’t they? We get so flat out with the business of being ‘grown up’ I think we forget about the simple stuff sometimes. great post, Kirsty – glad to hear you’re soaking up all that Aussie-ness while you guys are here!


  11. I love all of his enthusiasm…what a treat to have him there so you can appreciate it all through his eyes!

  12. May this little guy never lose his enthusiasm. He’ll keep everyone aware of life. Even the disgruntled Freeeeed.

  13. What a great post!!! So cute how he sees life and how excited he gets…

  14. We have a 6 year old that is reacquainting herself with America (she was 2 when we left) and it is the SAME thing as your Henry! She is overwhelmed by the US Flags, the GREEN GREEN grass and the QUIET 🙂 She keeps saying “it is SO much hotter and BROWN in India!”

  15. Lovely post seeing the little things through a child’s eyes is always precious 🙂

  16. Birds, grass, doughnuts! How wonderful to see Australia through a child’s eyes.

  17. Oh this is priceless! You made me smile too, I can’t wait to take my two little travelers back to Australia in August, I know my 6 year old will be just like your Henry Hotdog – and I can’t wait to hear her take on Australia after being gone for 12 months. Plus, we miss the donuts too. How come they are all so bad overseas?

  18. Love this!!!! Kids see the world in such a simplistic, but passionate way. Gave me the giggles 🙂

  19. Oh wow, I felt like I was home for a minute!
    I can just seem M and J being exactly the same on our first trip home… how can I be counting down already when we haven’t even set a date?? 🙂

  20. Oh that we all had Henry Hotdog’s enthusiasm for life!

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