I had to avoid a mum in the playground today. She is lovely but when we caught up after october half term she confessed how sad she was to be bringing her three children back to school as they had had such a wonderful time playing together.
Today twin boy told me off for driving too fast on school run, we weren’t late I was eager. Twin girl threw a strop on the pavement outside the blessed building and told me off for pushing her. I hadn’t even realised I was but as I looked down, there was my hand pressed in the small of her back scurrying her along, I apologised, I was just over excited.
So really based on the fact that I would have happily drop kicked my pair through the school gate this morning in my desire for some post christmas peace I didn’t think my friend and I would have much common ground to chat about. Although she could regale me with stories of knights castles they made from scratch using boxes and felts; I could reply with my frustration of trying to remove glitter glue from twin girls head after twin boy bopped her with his home made shiny sword.
She could tell me about the stories they read from all their new books, I could recant the words from most Disney films backwards if needs be.
As we left the gates she would probably be off to ready the house for active play for when they return and spend the afternoon making nutritious wholesome snacks for them to eat after school. Me? I am off home to sit on the sofa in blessed silence, then I will attempt to remove blue tack from the stairs and finally I will forget to take any snack to school when I go to get them out on bail for the night.
Still that’s better than my original idea of sitting of the sofa with a flask of gin! I realised that the teachers seem to frown upon drunk mothers collecting children so will have to wait for 3.20 to open that baby!
I love school!
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