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.