Did you go to the Dawn Service?
The youngest was invited to a sleepover and visit to the local Dawn Service, where her skipping club were laying a book in lieu of a wreath.
At least two other Team Teal members went.
I selfishly said no.
I’ve spent the whole school holidays working while the kids have been left to fend for themselves. I didn’t want anything getting in the way of my only day off with them.
I knew a sleepover and an early start would leave the youngest feral with exhaustion.
I feel a bit guilty about that … which is pretty standard for me … guilt is my middle name. Actually, it’s a hyphenated middle name – Guilt-Regret.
The eldest was less sentimental about mum’s only day off and organised to catch up with a friend – I’m the taxi service at 10.30am.
Then the youngest and I are off to see a movie and have sushi train afterwards for lunch. We’re pretty excited – it’s been a long time between movies. The youngest generally isn’t keen on the cinema and would prefer a DVD and popcorn at home.
But I’m old-school and rely on the Oovie machine at my local shopping centre for entertainment, which has been broken the last few times I checked.
So we’re doing the old school thing. I got a movie voucher for my birthday from one of my lovely friends, so I offered the youngest Hoyts Lux. She said it was a waste of money and normal seats would be just fine. Oh-kay! Normal seats it is!
Don’t ask me what we’re going to see because it’s completely inappropriate for a 12-year-old … but she begged … I sense a little more guilt and regret coming on …
DD meanwhile has been giving a presentation on medical research in the Asia-Pacific region at a French chateau.
The chateau looks pretty spesh …
But the time difference sucks. I wake up as he goes to sleep, so the texting has been thin on the ground. He left me a few overnight telling me that the bit in his presentation where he got undressed was a big hit … I’m thinking he’s joking and he only pretended to get undressed …
I’ll get to the bottom of it eventually.
Medical presentations can be a bit dull, he likes to liven them up.
What does your day hold? Did you go to the Dawn Service?
Song of the day: Cold Chisel “Khe Sanh”