Adventures in school run

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Adventures in school run: Two out of many
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Adventures in school run: What the truck?!
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Adventures in school run: A uniform approach
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Adventures in school run: At the last minute
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Adventures in school run: hiatus

Adventures in school run: Two out of many

The celebrant was besides himself with excitement. Had been for the last couple of days but last night’s intoxication reached fevered pitch as we assembled the components of the packs and allowed the balloon reach its full- blown potential to distract. That he managed a nine – hour snooze in continuum afterwards could only be the hand of God. In the morning, he was up like a shot – to ascertain it wasn’t all a dream- and assist in arranging them neatly in the car, the first being the balloon, of course!

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Adventures in school run: At the last minute

This coming on the heels of their excitement over the car when it arrived some months back; it was a spacious, elevated machine akin to a moving house. Think trailer. Or room and parlour, as a friend referred to it. And I thought the situation had been resolved. Hadn’t we all come to an agreement, a mere three days ago, that one person would open the door and the other would see it shut? Of course, in their wonderful children mentality, everything goes awry in the absence of an adult. When the cat is away, the mice come out to play and scream. “Both of you get in.” I commanded crisply. “Backs on the chairs and seatbelts. I’ll close the door!”

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