2015年7月15日水曜日

An Amy morning

Meg gets ready for school, puts her shoes on, takes her bag to the curb (visible to the kids walking down to meet her) and practises basketball with her spare time.
Amy gets up at the EXACT SAME TIME, has the EXACT SAME jobs to do each morning and has never EVER left the house at even approximately the same time as her sister.
This morning was looking good. I was high on excitement like watching the clock tick down to fulltime and your team is ahead by a point when BAM-
Ohhhh I need my lunch apron. She pipes up while sitting in the entrance getting her shoes on.
You must have taken it to school yesterday. Check your PE bag.
I checked there yesterday. It's not there.
Just tell the teacher you thought it was at school. (The walking group has only jusssssssst left. She can make it if she runs!)
I did that yesterday. I'm lunch monitor. I'll get in trouble.
GYAHHHH!!! Mad run dash around living room, behind both couches, under kotatsu and on desk- not sensible places for school lunch kit to be but all entirely possible.
It's not here. I'll rig you up a spare and we'll check afterschool club this afternoon. Convince her my lacy white longsleeve funeral apron is not only the same but BETTER than bog standard school lunch one, grab a mask, K's white taichi shoe bag as a bag (he's horrified- it's a SHOE BAG- I'm beyond caring) and a pink bandana instead of white lunch cap as nothing I have will work as that.
Ehhhhhhhhhh???? A PINK bandanna??????? Ewwwwwwwww. I like blue........
Seriously kid!????
All this time I'm mentally running through Amy's movements since Friday when the lunch kit should have come home..... hang on...... just a minute........ well, of course! In her English bag with her notebook and......
Amy are you missing your pencilcase too?
Oh! YES! Mummy you are a GENIUS!! (Hug hug squeeze!)
Take the new lunch kit I made anyway. This hasn't been washed.
That's ok. I don't care. Thank you sooooooooooo much Mummmmyyyyyyyyy!
Just go already and start running- I need coffee, a nap and alcohol.
Alcohol? what does that do?
Help me forget the stress you induce.
Don't FORGET me!!! she yells as she runs down the road.


(PSA- I don't REALLY drink at 6:40am..... yet- but she is only 9 still.)

2 件のコメント:

Michelle さんのコメント...

I'm so glad you are back! I've really missed you.

What happened to double glazing?

shinshu life さんのコメント...

Thank you. :) I had some really creepy comments a while back and was put off blogging but I missed it too much so now I'm back. :)

Double glazing is definitely going ahead. A friend is rennovating and we could end up with a whole lot of double glazed windows for the price of some rice so very excited- watch this space!