This Monday past was the first day back of term for the kids after two weeks holiday. As you can imagine Monday morning wasn’t a very cheerful time in our house!
Luckily for Number 1 son his teacher is wonderful, and she had bought a treasure in for him that completely changed his day.
Knowing what an animal lover he is, and that he is very interested in unusual things*, she had bought in a snake skin her family had uncovered in some of their travels.
Before you start thinking they were delighting in dead bodies, don’t worry. It wasn’t a skin that the snake was forcibly parted from, it was one that was happily shed!
When I wandered in to pick the kids up that afternoon Number 1 and his mate J bustled up, clutching a small plastic bag and absolutely bursting to show me the prize that was folded carefully inside. Clearly the trauma of returning to school was completely forgotten!
Amazing how such a small gesture can make a persons day isn’t it 😀
*And, really, just the fact that he is a twelve-year-old boy. There aren’t too many twelve-year-old boys out there who wouldn’t think a snake skin was cool, even if it was just to poke it with a stick from a safe distance. 😀