They have all been very clearly instructed not to get hurt at school tomorrow. They are, after all, boys. So rough play is part and parcel of every day life. But even their teacher knows they are basically not allowed to move for the entire day!
I was ‘thrilled’ to have the letter reminding us of all the Christmas activities at school, seemingly crammed into a few short days before the end of term. Please provide two camel costumes for the school play. Please provide 3 Christmas Jumpers for Christmas Jumper Day. Please make 3 Christmas Crowns (reindeer themed) for the Christmas Crown Competition. Because there isn’t already enough to do at this time of year, is there?! I was feeling a bit Bah Humbug the day I received that email. As it happened I quite enjoyed making my ‘on a shoestring’ Christmas Jumpers. The boys equally enjoyed making their ‘still on a shoestring and not all that creative’ Christmas Crowns. And a friend helped out with the purchase of the missing part of the Camel Costumes (thanks Rach!). So I should have embraced all the festivities rather than bemoaning the additions to my already heavy workload.
So, whilst I worry – always a Mother’s job - my boys’ excitement is mounting. In fact it’s possibly nearly at it’s peak. One more sleep until we get on a plane to see lovely and faraway family in Australia. And only 8 more sleeps until Christmas. It doesn’t get much more exciting than that. So be like statues tomorrow boys. Stay still and out of danger. And let the adventure begin.
Postscript: I obviously cursed myself by writing this. No. 1 son is home from school ill today. Oh and he tripped on a flight of stairs at school yesterday and bashed his knee, which is currently double it's normal size. #areyousurprisediworry