June 12th, 2012 by Glendyn
Just spent the coolest few days with my son Ollie (9). Rather than me fly down to Melbourne for the weekend, he flew to Sydney (unaccompanied!) and we had a fantastic boys long weekend. We have never hung out together for such an extended period of time where it’s ‘just us’. Went to Luna Park while the sun was out and spent the last day or so days indoors out of the heavy rain. Watched Hugo and Real Steel (which was surprisingly good, much better than that trailer makes it out to be and beautifully shot I thought!). Interestingly even though they are very different films, both are very good stories of ten year old boys reconnecting with their fathers/father figures. And they both feature robots!
I photographed Ollie in the reflection of the triple glazed glass at the gate lounge while waiting for him to board his flight home to Melbourne. Felt very weird handing him over to the flight attendant and seeing him strut off down the flight bridge. Such a cool kid. The apartment seems a little empty tonight.