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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Schools out for Summer!

I love that feeling. I loved it when I was at school and I love it now. Waiting outside the classroom and then seeing little people with bulging bags of classwork, projects, paintings. I love that the littler classes have their pictures taken right through the year and when they leave their first year of school, they have books of pictures documenting all the exciting things they did, all their friends and teachers.
I met Naughty Nathan ***** mum today, funny how she has obviously heard as much about Naughty Elijah **** as we have about Nathan, except she had to stand and TELL me all the naughty things that she believes Eli has done against her precious and innocent boy. Ptttttthhhhh. Yeah well, your kid isn't coming to Eli's party so there. I know my Eli never did throw Nathan's car over the fence, probably.
Isaac's go go crazy bones arrived today and in a perfect way I took them to school so he could play ( as we do) for an hour ...oh what joy, his face was alight as all his friends crowded 'round and asked if ALL those we HIS and WHERE did he GET THEM? He shared and I watched very closely as one little boy hid a few in his hands and nonchalantly started to wander away.
"Oh T...you weren't taking those go go bones away were you?"
"No"
"Good boy, you can stay and play but Isaac has already lost a lot of his go go bones this week and it would be very sad if that happened again, wouldn't it?"
Bless her heart, his mum frisked him as they were about to leave and had him put back the 2 that had somehow found their way into his pockets!
School is over for 6 weeks, we are all happily done with uniforms and lunch boxes.
The weather is so perfect for me at the moment, oh if we could have a few weeks of this with perhaps a smattering of rain during the night sometimes. Heaven.
If it's beautiful tomorrow I shall take the boys up onto the moors with a picnic and let them run wild, take pictures, breathe beautiful fresh air and forget I am 46.
46.
I just had a chat with Seth.
"Seth, what day is it tomorrow?"
" Thursday"
"Yes but what date?"
"24th"
"which is?" ( blood /stone springs to mind )
"Oh yes, the anniversary of me cutting the top of my finger off!"
Which is what he did right before my friends arrived for lunch on my birthday. Little snot.

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8 Comments:

Blogger Julie Julie Bo Boolie said...

Happy Almost birthday! I hope the sun shines every day for your hols :)

9:17 pm  
Blogger sarah said...

have a happy birthday...

10:17 pm  
Blogger Rachel said...

That Seth definitely inherited his mother's wit!

Happy Birthday, Helen. Hope it's a great one, with no appendages being hacked off this year. ;)

10:38 pm  
Blogger Julie Q said...

Happy Birthday Helen! :) I hope you have a very happy one!

10:46 pm  
Blogger Cathy said...

Happy Birthday Helen!
I hope nobody give you the finger this year!

12:40 am  
Anonymous Angel said...

Happy Birthday Dear Helen!

8:23 am  
Blogger justLacey said...

Happy birthday and enjoy the day. 46 was a hard one for me too and I am half way to 47 dear God! Who is that woman I keep seeing in the mirror? She looks like my mom, but it can't be. She certainly isn't the person I see in my mind.

9:38 am  
Blogger Stetch said...

lol oh boy I'd forgotten that was on your birthday!

Happy Birthday, dear! Hope your day is wonderful, with no major family injuries or illnesses. :)

BTW my kids aren't even ALLOWED to bring toys to school (school rule). These kids should realize it's a privelege and respect each other's stuff more! (Quit laughing, now! lol)

11:46 am  

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