Thursday, 27 September 2007

School Journeys

I remember our school journeys as a child and what fun they were. The excitement and anticipation was quite wonderful. However, when the shoe is on the other foot it's not so great. This situation is now presenting itself to me and I now see it from the other side of the coin - the side that has no excitement, that's replaced with dread, and the only anticipation is nervous jitters! Yep, my baby is going on her first school journey!

But hello! Is it any wonder I worry? When we went on our school journeys we had organised SAFE trips, cycle rides and lots of swimming, now it's abseiling, rock climbing and something quite horrendous called "night line"!! The fact that they need two sets of old clothes that could be left behind for this latter activity does nothing to abate my fears!! ... and "old clothes"??? The girls have no "old clothes", we get rid of those when they grow out of them!! So then what? We have to buy two sets of clothes that can be used as "old clothes"! A trip to Primart then for some cheap sh*te!

Then there's the list of clothing, lots of this that and the other, but they can only take a small bag to put it all in!! Have to have a word with Doctor Who then and see if he has any ideas! Not sure if they do a tardis in bag size!!
I've spent a small fortune on lots of new clothes for Aimee, because it's going to be cold and I haven't really started on their winter wardrobe yet. Have you ever tried to find a waterproof coat for a 10 year old? It's nar on impossible!! They stop making them after the age of 5! So instead I bought an expensive ski jacket that is all weatherproof! If she leaves that behind I'll have a stroke!

Also on the list it says that they can bring sweets - boiled sweets only! So I'll expect Aimee back with several cracked teeth and visible decay shall I? No way am I allowing that! Was this list put together by a man per chance? Certainly no mother would be so stoopid!

Anyway, Aimee is going on Monday and will be back Friday night. I am absolutely dreading it but I am certain she will have a wonderful time.

To cheer me up a little I made another Christmas card. I love the Dolly Mama stamps! It's difficult to find stamps displaying adult humour but these little beauties are so funny.


Juliet said...

I love these stamps too. I have every sympathy about the school trip, but she will have a whale of a time while you sit at home worrying.

Louly said...

Oh wow! I love that stamp! and your card looks great!
Holly went on a similar trip last winter and she loved every minute, I know what you mean though, it's so expensive buying all the stuff and you can't help worrying.
Guess what, I've tagged you again! (sorry chuck) drop by my blog for details.

Mellie said...

Hannah's school does their 'activity bonding' trip the 2nd week of term. Hannah didn't want to go being the home girl that she is. In fact there were only 48 places this year so lots of the kids were around from her year compared to the handful we normally have.

They all had fun but so did she. One day she might feel brave enough to venture off on a school trip. My turn to wonder and worry then.

I hope AImee has a fab time on her trip. XX