Move on over grandpa

So its peak hour for school traffic and I’m in a rush as usual and the littlest un’ decided to fill her nappy at a most inconvenient time, and then wee as the new nappy was being slotted into position… as you do!

So throw children into the car and off I rush and the traffic on the main road to the school is busy… Now I can see the front of the line of car’s but just can’t see what in heck is holding it up. Oh, a gap in the traffic in the opposite direction and cars start moving over taking what ever is holding them up. And then I see it….

And No this isn’t the actual little old man – I was being very traffic rule conscious and left my phone in my pocket!

Seriously in the middle of a main road, hair blowing in the wind and coat flying out behind him. Really do you have a death wish, I don’t mean to be rude but you don’t have that much longer to go, or maybe you’ll live to a hundred!!

He then turns left off the main road with a smile and wave at all the cars… Ah sweet…. NOT…. that’s the road I need to go down!!! And now he’s driving in the middle of the road on the white dotted line because the road is full of speed humps!!! SIGH!!!! I really am going to be late today!!!!

So eventually we part ways… with a cheery little wave from wrinkles and a gritted teeth wave from a grumpier me ( yes I started off grumpy! Who knew school photo’s could be so darn expensive…. I mean come on I could feed my family for a week on the amount I need to spend!)!

So how do I apologise for being late…. It wasn’t my fault it was the mobility scooters…I got a handful of pee and had to wash down the kitchen table (I know I know the table is not a changing station… but I was in a hurry and thought it was quicker, and my trousers feeling too tight on the bulge and I didn’t want to get on the floor, and I didn’t want the other 2 dressed children to follow me upstairs and start playing and and and… Yes I know excuses all of them… the table is not a changing station!!).

Oh well at least the morning’s been interesting… let’s hope it doesn’t continue that way!

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And it begins

Wow, I can’t believe that tomorrow Jenna starts her school life.  From tomorrow on for the next 15 years (about) every day she have to get ready to go to school – which means I will have to be more organised!

That from tomorrow (even though she is mornings only for the next year) I will have to make sure bags and clothes are labelled. I will have to be up regularly at the same time every morning, and start moving with a deadline! Thank goodness school here starts at 9am and not 8am like South Africa!

I am looking forward to the time I’m going to get to spend alone with my little man whilst the littlest lady has her morning snooze! I think my house might feel a little empty and quiet tho!

What I am not looking forward to is the dropping off in the rain… and obviously tomorrows forecast is heavy rain in the morning! GRRRR! Seriously someone needs to come up with a concierge service! Taking all 3 kids out the car and running the almost 100m from the parking lot to the school dragging a car seat and toddler and carrying another toddler (he likes splashing in puddles or lands up falling in them) is almost mission impossible! Mmmm… think this year I need to invest in some wellies and a rain coat! Yes I know, I’ve been here over 5 years and have resisted this long!

So as I said here it begins… here is the start of my daughter asking questions I don’t know the answer to and learning more than I could ever remember!

I do have to say that she is so so excited to be going back! I think there may be some tears though when she realises her best friend has moved schools and won’t be with her any more! Life lessons begin young!