I am shocked and amazed, the school summer holidays are OVER, I know Jessica had a very long holiday (a month more than Kirstin)but I have never known months to fly by as they have this summer. On Tuesday I found myself sitting amongst First Year students and their parents in the school hall, a few speeches and then all the class lists were read out and class by class the children filed out with their prefects to learn about lockers, timetables, class rooms etc. So that is it then my BABY is in secondary school. She loves her tutor, he looks lovely, very young but I think that is just because I am getting old!!!
The induction day on Tuesday was the best thing for the kids, they were the only ones at the school and when everybody went back on Wednesday they already knew their way around. The combination locks proved to be troublesome, I had walked up with Kirstin because the books were far too heavy for her to carry and I watched helplessly as child after child visibly deflated as they realised that their locks had the upper hand over them!!! Kirstin called over one of the prefects and she did it all one handed and very swiftly..blush..I had tried crashed and burned at my attempt.
I had watched the prefect carefully so I tried to help the little chap next to Kirstin but to no avail so I had to send him in search of an expert (prefect) too.
Thursday was the first full day and they had sports trials after school so I had asked them to call me and let me know what time they needed to be picked up. At
16h30 I got a call from Kirstin, her trials were not that day but she was happy to wait at school. This is not allowed and I told her I would be up to fetch her pronto. The response I am almost embarrassed to say was this: "Rumour has it that ... is going to ask me out and he is at rugby trials so I am happy to wait." I gave her a stern warning about hanging around waiting for boys, that she was too young, she must just be friends, she had only just met the boy (whose locker I had tried to open incidentally) and all that. I told her I would be there in 5 minutes
(come hell or high water she was not going to get asked out - I had to get there before rugby finished). She was not too impressed but what could she do...I am bigger and stronger than her....for now!