We've had plenty to do the past 15 days, with libraries, waterparks, and the science centre being our favorite haunts, not to mention overdosing on high energy food. I really enjoy these days when there is no need to adhere to a set timetable and when we take the day as it comes. So it did not come as a surprise when the 6 yrold wished he could have extra holidays. :)
Still we thought we had prepared pretty well for the new term. Polished shoes, ironed uniforms and a packed school bag were set in its proper places, giving the first day of school its rightful importance; even though we all knew that the remaining weeks would be spent in the last minute flurry of packing school bags, and hunting for the right pair of socks at the last minute...
Monday morning dawned a bit too early and it was back to the routine of waking up with the birds and trying to coordinate your limbs which seemed to be having a mind of their own.
Lunchboxes packed, waterbottles filled and prayers said, we were ready and waiting for the bus, which never arrived.
Fifteen minutes later, we were still waiting...and i mentally prepared myself to drop them to school!
Finally i called the bus driver in irritation...and got a puzzled reply 'But school reopens on April 7th!!!'
A call to a friend confirmed the same...
Sheepish looks all round, a burst of laughter, a moan from the 11 yrold for having given up his precious sleep for nothing and a yell of delight from the 6 yrold who was quite thrilled that his wish came true!
Ok so i had forgotten the actual date, but really it's not my fault! Whoever reopens school on a Tuesday, anyway?