Today’s blog post is all about my kidults, something I am sure they will be very happy about 😉
While they are the bestest of friends, they are very different personalities, something that I think can be summed up by their living arrangements …
Both are now married, and in their own homes.
However those homes are VERY different!
Mr 28 and his wife live in an apartment very close to the city. Our son walks to work every day. In fact, there is pretty much everything they could ever want within walking distance of their building – cafes, restaurants, museums, shops, theatres, movies, parks, bars and galleries – it really is the cultural heart of Brisbane. On weekend mornings early you will usually find them going for a run along the River (crazy people), although they also like to work out in the gym in their building.
Apartment life seems to suit them – city views, all mod cons, no yard work or other boring maintenance. This allows them the luxury of time for leisure pursuits, despite both working full time and studying part time (though our daughter-in-law has finished her Masters and Mr 28 will complete his shortly). Our son loves painting as you can see in the pic below – he has created most of the artwork in their apartment.
Last year Miss 26 and her husband bought a home much further out of town, so they could enjoy the lifestyle that comes with living on 3 acres.
At Mr 28’s wedding in December, he jokingly introduced his sister as a real “farm girl” and the name seems to have stuck. They now have a dog and five chooks in addition to the four (indoors only) cats they brought with them – and I have a feeling this is only the start. What next? Goats? Sheep? An alpaca?!
Our daughter has a real green thumb and her home is host to an array of indoor plants; every time they go to Bunnings (which is often) she brings home a new one! It’s probably only a matter of time before she gets a vege patch under way – she used to love it when I had one.
On the weekend you will find our girl most likely wearing her overalls, sitting outside and enjoying the sights and sounds of nature, in the company of their dog and chooks. Now that the weather is cooling down, it’s campfire season!
Mr 28 on the other hand is not fond of nature … he doesn’t like going to the beach or swimming in the ocean, for example, because he doesn’t a. know what’s in there and b. like the feel of sand on his feet.
From a very young age, there were signs of what the future held in store.
Mr 28 liked to be indoors, preferably in front of the TV, Playstation or computer.
Miss 26 always enjoyed being outside. As a young ‘un she spent so much time in the sandpit at after school care that I swear she brought half of it home with her in her shoes 😉 .
Both our kidults work in the city and meet up for lunch regularly, but other than that they really do seem to be chalk and cheese. Or, a city mouse and country mouse.
And both are living their best lives, which makes this Mama bear happy 🙂 .
Which lifestyle would you prefer – being a city mouse or a country mouse?!