Firstly, I hope she doesn't read my blog.
Secondly, if you do, from a link long ago, when you were part of our Mother's Group, please, it's me, not you. You seem lovely, just completely intimidating ( to me ).
Louise mentioned in an email to me something about school holidays starting and I freaked - i'm planning on taking MC to kindy tomorrow - there was no note in his pigeonhole - is it still on ?
Bit peeved. Dig up old paperwork, and it *seems* they don't stop for School Hols, but i'm sure they have before ?
Consult the website and grab the latest 'newsletter'.
Notice a pic of a woman I used to know. She used to be part of our Mother's Group, but kind of stopped coming. Her child was bilingual and accomplished ( actually, I think she spoke 3 languages, now I think of it ). She was also a girl. The rest of us had boys. Plain old boys. Loud boys. Occasionally naughty boys. Boys.
We never knew why she left us, but we assumed maybe we were a bit rough around the edges. I remember geting a lecture once about the salt content of the canned baked beans I was feeding my son early on in the piece. Made me feel bad, and I ran home to google if I was killing my child. Conversational queries like 'and what else do you do with your child during the week?' always made me feel itchy when I replied 'hang out with him at home'. This little girl went to 2x Playgroups, and a kindergym I think.
I used to feel so inadequate.
So this photo is captioned 'M's Mum Teaches the Class about the Violin!'. And she's goddamn PLAYING A VIOLIN with her daughter assisting. Did I mention she also goddamn works, and has another goddamn smaller child now ? INADEQUATE.
( Oh - and she gave birth naturally, without drugs. Twice.
Her mother was the assisting midwife.
When I mentioned I wouldn't want my mum seeing my grown up bits, she said something about 'well, it depends on the relationship you have with your mother', which seemed a bit rude, but maybe I insulted her too, by saying that was WAY OUT FREAKY, OMG, NO ! .. so perhaps i'll forgive her for that one. )
And why does this bother me ?
Because there's a good chance we'll be at the same kinder in the same class next year, and although this woman is so very nice, I just know i'll be sweating again and wondering if I should make something up to make up for my son's lack of languages ( heck, he's having trouble with English ! ) and musical inability. Arghhh!
The fact that we all enjoy a McHappy Meal ( yum yum ), and 1000x other examples of bad parenting I currently enjoy.
"MC saved a whale last year."
"MC has been studying mime. In France."
"Yes, we'd love a playdate, but MC has to prepare his speech to the UN"
In other news, i'm trying something new - a challenge if I can manage it:
For the month of July, i'm going to try and refrain from words ( because, to be honest - i'm boring myself ), and instead post a pic-a-day - my life in pictures.
Expect lots of pics of lint.