Last weekend while we were walking the Rugby World Cup Fan Trail on the way to the All Blacks v Wallabies semifinal, Sonny Boy was obviously contemplating something…
“Mum, you know that black T-shirt, the one that is too small for Dad, but too big for me?”
“Do you think we really need it?”
“Well you will grow into it, but no, we don’t really need it, it’s only a T-shirt”
We walk up the road a bit further, with flag-flying cars tooting their horns as they drive by, past some colourful Wallaby supporters wearing kangaroo hats, street drummers, and a bus shelter with a local band playing garage music…
“Mum, do we have lots of sellotape at home?”
“Yes, I bought some the other day, and unless you’ve used it up already, it should still be there”
Onwards we follow the growing pilgrimage to Eden Park, past the overflowing pubs, the face-painters, and through a patriotic sea of black flags, silver ferns and black rugby jerseys…
“Mum, do we have any white paint?”
“Err, yes,” I said hesitantly, realising these three well-spaced questions were ominously connected. “What do you want white paint for?”
“I want to make an All Black T-Shirt!”
And he explained the idea that had been brewing in his mind during our walk. Quite simple really, and quite effective – now I want one!
|All you need is an old t-shirt, sellotape, and leftover fence paint!|
By the way, if you can I really recommend walking part of the Fan Trail on Sunday – it winds it’s way from the waterfront downtown to the stadium at Eden Park where the final between NZ and France will be held – with a fantastic atmosphere all the way!
Go the All Blacks!