Isn’t it weird how sometimes all the things you need to do fall in one week! Monday night was the second last session of the parenting course I’ve been doing, Tuesday I was home and watched TAR. Last night (Wednesday) was house church which ended MUCH later than usual because one of our members has just returned from a four week business trip to Marion Island and we spent the evening talking about her trip and looking at photos. Tonight (Thursday) it’s parents evening* at Damien’s school. He’s done so much better at the private school than he did at the government school- it’s been so worth going without food. Ahem, kidding, the school fees are high- but of course we eat, I have the over worked bathroom scale and unopened diet drinks to prove it. At the other school I used to get formal invitations to PLEASE MAKE SURE I ATTENDED PARENTS EVENING AT THE TIME RESERVED JUST FOR ME every term (yup- I got to jump the queue and everything)* you could almost feel the teacher’s desperation oozing off the note! Now at his new school, I can’t shake the feeling that the teacher’s going to sit me down- and once again- ask me what we’re going to do about Damien. It didn’t happen last year and I have no reason to expect it this year- but those two little words “parents evening” still conjure up cold sweats and butterflies for me. Tomorrow night (Friday) is the school fund
raiser- Bingo night. Damien, my parents and I are going to support the effort and play a little BINGO so it’s another night “away” from home for us. Saturday I hope will be rustig** so I can get some washing done and do some reading, and on Sunday the whole family’s going to my little sister C’s new place for lunch. I must tell you about her newest adventure soon.
*parent teacher conference night to the non souff effrikuns out there
There Is Never An Excuse
One in three is not a statistic - one in three is a crying shame.