I don’t have it.
Where is it?
Where did it go?
I can’t make more of it.
I only have a little bit of it.
And none of it is for myself.
I have much to tell you about our holidays but still need to get the pictures sorted out. Instead I shall tell you about my school run this morning. I wonder if these sorts of things happen to other parents:
- We woke up late
- Kids took too long to get ready
- So did their parents
- Iron shorted out so was rendered useless – some clothes wrinkle free, others look like they’ve been slept in- like any other day, really
- Time to leave – baby poos in her nappy
- Children take out notes from before the holidays
- You realise it’s time to go, right?
- Someone suddenly realises that computer project was supposed to be done during holidays, maybe even Chinese homework
- Excursions to be paid
- Did I mention we have to leave now?
- Notes to be written about why children didn’t turn up for the last day of term
- Someone needed to look for their watch
- Like right this very minute, we need to be in the car and on our way?
- It’s time to go, people!
- Couldn’t find watch so wait for ensuing tantrum
- Luckily eldest finds the watch
- We’re late!
- Husband STILL at home, looks for battery for something he doesn’t actually need right now
- DELAYING TACTICS, ANYONE?
- Husband leaves for work, we leave for school
- Get to school, someone accidentally flicks seatbelt into eye of their brother
- Much crying and swelling
- Victim not upset at perpetrator as he knows it’s an accident
- However perpetrator feels guilty and so decides he isn’t going to school today
- Try to coax perpetrator out of car
- Realise this is going to take forever so kiss and hug 10 year old and send him to walk to school by himself
- He starts crying because he doesn’t want to go to school
- Well, if I didn’t do a computer project and my Chinese homework that I was MEANT to do then yeah, I’d not want to go to school either
- Tell him gently that he has to face the music and he needs to try to be a bit more responsible next time
- Kiss and hug him and he leaves, forlorn
- Get back to perpetrator, explain that we need to get ice for victim
- Finally concedes
- Hurry so we get to office to get ice for eye
- Actually, it’s not hurting now mum. Don’t worry about it
- Hastily kiss and say our goodbyes
- Come home to cry