2010年7月29日木曜日

in the doldrums: the movie

Title: Day one of the summer holidays.

Act 1 Scene 1: 9:00am. Drizzly grey day visible out the open window. Our protagonist is lying on the couch with her arm over her eyes. She is conversing with someone off camera.

"I'm booooored. This holiday isn't fun at all. I wanted to go swimming!"

"Honey, it was cancelled. You heard the announcement."

"Why did they cancel it? And they cancelled morning calisthenics. I wanted to do calistheniiiiicsss."

"Probably because at 6:30 we had thunder and lightening and it was a bit dangerous. Why don't you think of something for us to do today?"

"I already said I wanted to go shopping and buy some toys, go to the park, have a picnic, make cookies and do my art project but you said noooooo..... and you're still doing the washing. You've been doing the washing for aaaaages..."

"Well, I didn't say we couldn't do anything on your list I just said we couldn't do everything today."

"I'm so boooreeeed. Holidays are a hassle......"

Fade out to sound of drizzle as protagonist sighs deeply.....

Yup. Day one of Meg's generous 19 day summer holiday. She has already done three days worth of homework, started her summer art project, done two pages of her supplementary homework, cleaned her desk, watered all the potplants, watched a wiggles dvd and written a letter to her Japanese grandmother. Phew....

I was really feeling sorry for her having such a short summer holiday but at this rate I think 19 days might be quite long enough....

8 件のコメント:

anchan さんのコメント...

I hear you... only we have 48 days :-(

Bryn さんのコメント...

Sounds like the perfect time for Bloggy Frenz convention! We'll have tons of fun! Woo hoo!

Lulu さんのコメント...

19 days isn`t that long?

Do you have a kiddy pool? I guess they are getting a bit big but it might keep them busy for a bit. Is Amy at Kinder?

Tell her she can write me a letter tomorrow if she wants and draw a picture for Noah!

Midori さんのコメント...

They have SIX weeks summer holiday here in the UK. I am SO relieved I work full-time!! ;-) That said 6 weeks of full-time daycare would completely kick my arse financially so I am grateful that my parents have stepped in and are paying for 4 of them and then my Dad is taking Joey for a week and I am taking two days of holiday at the end of the summer when I can officially take holiday! :-) I think two days is about right for "quality time before he drives me crazy"!! LOL! I think that is sometimes the problem with kids being used to the full-on schedules they have at school/nursery, they really don't know what to do with themselves when they have down time!

Gina さんのコメント...

I hear ya too. : )

Noah has off 7 weeks, he goes back on the 7th week actually. His last day of yochien was July 16th and he doesn't go back to yochien until Sept 2nd.

And Branden, he has off 6 weeks and goes back Sept 1st.

Here's to a good Summer for us all. ; )

Semsavblanc さんのコメント...

You can even make a bored kid sound funny and interesting! That is hilarious. Holidays are wasted on kids obviously. Oh, to sit around and do nothing!

achan さんのコメント...

You only counted school days right? So weekends included means more moaning!! We have 42 days, but suprisingly no complaining yet, but it is early days!!

I agree with Semsavblanc that hols are wasted on kids, how I wish I had so much time to do NOTHING. If I only knew then what I know now :)

Why don't you get them to start a blog!!

吳家達張怡萱張怡萱 さんのコメント...

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