2010年8月11日水曜日

Just a day

Today was a day. Nothing special. Just a day. Started bright (the sun not my mood) and early and the girls trooped off to radio calisthenics only to come back with Meg very peeved that the grade 6 on a power trip who stamps their participation card purposely smudged her stamp for the second day in a row. Maybe she's got a dodgy stamp, maybe she's got a dodgy attitude about compulsory dawn exercise during summer holidays, I don't know but Meg is taking it very personally and a promise was extricated that I would accompany her tomorrow. Fabulous. And what exactly will I do? Standover tactics on a moody 11 year old? I offered to just stamp the books myself- double stamps for kids who sleep in- but no dice.

Got K off to work with his bento. Poor guy, Amy is on holiday this week too and he has no excuse for not making it out the door in time. It's really puzzling him why he is still time strapped even without our unrushable daughter to take along. Much less of a mystery to me who knows exactly where said daughter gets her lack of time management. Swap rolling on the floor and drawing in spilt milk for relaxing over coffee and the Zen of shaving and there's the time gone!

Spent the morning weeding, laundry, coaching Meg through her homework and re-organising clothing storage. We were given a truck load (k-truck but still) of clothes for the girls. A full wardrobe through to the end of JHS. Fabulous! Wonderful! But she's only 6 and doesn't need a JHS uniform yet.... It's now all packed away by size and season in the attic space. Big pats on the back for me. K is going to flip when he sees Meg has snaffled two singlets for now wear. He approves of singlet wearing (mustn't let your belly button get a chill!) but I'm not sure about the built in shelf bras....

After an exciting lunch of Vegemite rolls- I'll make one for poor deprived Mona next time I'm up Kevin, cucumber sticks, tomatoes and yoghurt we tried to learn the lyrics to 100% yuuki (courage) by some tweeny bopper boy group. Meg's teacher is very into music and plays the guitar for class sing-alongs quite frequently and to hear it told poor Meg is the absolute only child in her class who doesn't know every word back-to-front to boot. So while we cleaned the floors and dusted we rocked out to "100% courage, you just have to get it done, while embracing all the vigor in the world, 100% courage, nothing else to it, don't ever forget how exciting we are." Yup, if I have to suck it up listening to that delivered in prepubescent boy harmony then they can grab a duster. Nah, to tell the truth they both love to clean and so I vacuumed and they mop-danced and K was very impressed at the shiny sparkliness of it all when he got home.

A break in the rain and we headed out to play soccer. Only Meg wanted to play dodgeball. And Amy didn't. And everyone wanted to play with mummy. Never fear, mummy multi-tasker here and we played a hybrid game where Amy kicked the ball, Meg hurled it and I did whatever wasn't just done to me. Worked out rather brilliantly actually. Until an emergency time out was called to find Amy's caterpillar which had been brought out to watch and had rudely wandered off without telling anyone. I am rather over this caterpillar actually as he is free range in the house so there are lots of search and rescue moments each and every day. I admire her dedication to cage-free pet keeping though.

Eggplant three ways (baked, in tomato sauce and in sesame oil and soy sauce) cucumber two ways (mustard pickles and sticks), bitter gourd two ways (hitashi and chamboru) and tomatoes for dinner and the girls went off to bed without any drama.

Just another ordinary day.

Just a day.

7 件のコメント:

anchan さんのコメント...

My boys love that song, too, although they tend to make up the words as they go along (HEYAYAYAY)! Loved the image of a caterpillar sitting watching ball games :-) I'm afaid that our collection of bugs is entirely caged.

Tigermama さんのコメント...

Sounds like a GREAT day!!!

j. さんのコメント...

i don't know if they realize it yet or not, but your girls have an awesome mom. i think that day sounds fabulous! おつかれさま☆

童建李宜昌智 さんのコメント...

愛情不是慈善事業,不能隨便施捨。......................................................................

thefukases さんのコメント...

anchan- it is quite addictive that song. I found myself humming it this morning- noooooo!

j- thank you. They do *not* think they are lucky kids. I was roundly told off for not doing anything at all fun this holidays. Thank you darlings, nice to know my effort is appreciated.....

achan さんのコメント...

Oh that song! It is the dance at kindy's sports festival!! or should I say warm up : )

Do you ever get any downtime? You must really thrive on activity!! I think you are an awesome mum too, the girls will look back later and realise it!

Gina さんのコメント...

I think it sounded like a pretty fantastic day too. And you are an amazing mom. You totally are. ; )