i am so thankful that this first school week's a four day week. i think i'm more exhausted than the kiddos! everything is new and there's a thing called We All Get Outta Bed When The Alarm Goes Off At Seven and another thing called Being On Time (which i've never been good at) and yet another thing called I Can't Find My School Uniform Shorts And Who Ate All The Muesli Bars? and this crazy other thing called Four People Come Home With Homework And All Need Help At The Same Time That Mummy's Trying To Conjure Up Last Minute Dinner...
i can hear the chanting, "Welcome To My World..."
and my hat is off, waaaay off to all the school mums who've been doing this for all those years i've been generally faffing about, having pyjama days and reading stories to little people while still lying in bed. i miss it already! roll on the weekend.
it's actually been a marvellous week. everyone has already found their feet and Charlie has grown up about three years. the two littlest lads are in Social Butterfly Heaven and are negotiating handwriting fine oh fine. i am still getting my head around The Morning Rush - yep - we have The Big List - just like all the other mummies have dreamed up from the beginning of time.
The Evening Rush is really not my favourite. I am all about The Dinner Hour, which is being rather interrupted by Homework Zeal and Virtuosity...
Danny is so gorgeous about it all. He's so intuitive. Maybe he could feel our slightly angsty vibes as I was flying between the kitchen and everyone's daily news, little apostrophe and capital letters chats with Sam during his epic composition while simultaneously listening to Mick read from his first evah Junior Journal (that takes me back), finding baby photos for Charlie, and helping Woozie with un petit français meltdown cos someone has eaten the french dictionary. All of a sudden a booming voice appeared from the direction of the futon - behind his laptop Danny was plugging into songs.....
Well you shouldn't be!
It's time for The Rock Hour!
That's Non-Stop Rock on Radio Dan.
All music. No ads.
Get ready to chillax to
About A Girl by Nirrrrrvannnnnaaaaa.....
ha! how fabulous is that? the evening continued with its Much More Chilled Homework Virtuosity as Danny continued our amusement with the intro to Play That Funky Music, White Boy.....
Is it a plane? No!
It's a blast from the past.
Olllld skool music
ONLY on Radio Dan.
yeah, freaking awesome Radio Dan. i'm rushing off now to meet My Triathlon Buddy for a training swim in the sea - my first - hopefully i can get over my fear of The Wharf - think i've watched too many Titanic movies. it's ohk, the washing is out, I've iced the Big Fat Chocolate Cake (in lieu of buying more muesli bars lol), the dinner's in the crockpot, and i've been to the gym. there's an upside to these early mornings, ya know.
oh... post script: here we are - The Little Mermaids aka Angie and Katie.....