Last minute teen niece wants to stay. She arrived on the train from Frankston. I was hungry and wanting my dinner, so instead of her going to Flinders Stree and catching a tram, I collected her by car from South Yarra Station.
She will get a tram from here to be at the gates of Big Day Out to buy a ticket at five o'clock in the morning. I don't think so. The earliest I could work out was that she could get there by tram is 6.30.
Plan B. Walk. No niece, too far.
Plan C. Borrow your bike Uncle Andrew? What shall you do with it once you are there niece?
Plan D. Taxi. I am not sure about this. Might be ok if she called one and so details are recorded. I offered to pay. No prob Uncle Andrew. I have money.
I was trusting her that at 16 and one half, she can be out on her own. When I think of what I got up to when I was that age!!!
But we are older now and worry about the younguns of course. R and her have both gone to bed to sleep. R will get up at 4am and deliver niece by car to the gate to buy a ticket. Oh, R is going to be grumpy tomorrow.
What R does for my family is extraordinary. I hope they are both quiet in the morning and he closes the door quietly and don't disturb me.