It’s Murphy’s Law, or the Universe having a joke, or it’s just mindless bad luck …. maybe I should be careful …..
You see, the first day of school was yesterday, and the kids were excited, happy … a few anxious thoughts but no tears and everyone was ready to get back into a routine. It also happened to be the hottest day of the summer at 35 degrees Celsius.
Is it good luck or bad luck that that happened like that? Good luck for me during the day as I had a less than normal start to the week, but for the kids, the school day was HOT! The classrooms were hot, the school uniform was hot, wearing the school hats was hot, and by the time they got home, their tempers were hot.
But then something pretty cool happened, the whole community picked up their kids from school and went straight down to the lake. To swim and yahoo around and for the space of two hours we pretended that school wasn’t back, that routine didn’t exist, and the kids had Summer Fun! We even had tea down at the lake, something that we hadn’t been able to do over the actual summer holidays.
And then this morning … it’s back to school.
It’s going to be another hot one though, and I can see that once more we will be hanging out at the lake, togs, sunscreen and snacks in hand, to enjoy the beautiful (however belated) Summer.