Apologies for the lateness of today’s post but my normally peaceful morning was interrupted by an unexpected excursion.
I am generally quite an organized mum when it comes to school stuff, I hand in notices on time and the kids have appropriate clothing and lunches for any school trips. Today though, I was a complete failure….
As Number 1 and I strolled towards his classroom this morning the PE teacher bustled up, a group of kids in tow and said something completely unexpected. “Hi Number 1, have you got your kayaking gear?”
I looked at Number 1 and he looked back at me, equally horrified. Clearly the answer was “No.”
I had paid the fee, handed in the notice, and then completely put it out of my mind. Bugger.
I asked when they were leaving and the answer, of course, was “Right now”. Bugger again.
Fortunately there was a light at the end of this tunnel of disorganized doom. Our school is quite small, so when they arrange excursions like this (the lake is about 30km away) parents are usually the ones doing the driving and this time they had more kids than cars.
YAY! I stuffed three other kids into my car and raced home. Number 1 dived into his swimmers, we grabbed some towels and headed off. We made it to the lake only seconds after the other three carloads arrived and the kids all splashed off happily. Phew!
Instead of my normal leisurely morning of letting out the chooks, talking to my vegies, checking my emails and having breakfast I spent the first two hours sitting on the dock at Lilydale Lake watching the ducks, and the kids, taking a dive at every opportunity.
It wasn’t a bad trade at all, but boy was I hungry (and desperate for my morning cuppa) by the time I got home!
So, instead of a proper post, I am going to share the view I was treated with this morning. Normal transmission will resume tomorrow…. unless there is something else I have forgotten…..