Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Things Eleven Year Olds Do When They Are Left To Their Own Devices For the First Time

1. Arrive home half an hour after expected because said eleven year old has had to stop at their friend's house en route home to use the loo.

2. Forget their school bag so they have to go back for it while their mother is waiting ten minutes away at the local tennis club. En route to getting the bag, they lend their phone to a friend, get sidetracked with two other friends buying ice creams and arrive twenty minutes later....

3. Manage to remember to do maths homework.

4. Forget to bring maths homework to school, thereby earning a caution.

5. Ring their mother on the way to school to say they have found a crow stuck in a hole and what should they do? Biting her lip said mother promises to ring the RSPCA.

6 Twenty minutes later, when Mother is now late for school with her siblings, the eleven year old rings back to ask has Mother rung RSPCA? Cue Mother managing (just) not to swear and telling oldest child she had better get to school and fast...

7. It occurs to Mother that child shouldn't actually be at the place where she found the crow if she is going to the school on the agreed route.

8. Cue Mother spending rest of the day in state of high anxiety....

I just LOVE having an eleven year old walking to school....

2 comments:

Mad Twin said...

Love the crow story - proud to see my goddaughter taking a keen interest in biology. Do you think this is karma for all those times we were late coming home from our friend's house?

sue said...

I'll be getting to that stage in a year or so and I am dreading it!

I shall be checking back often to see how you get on with it.

So thanks in advance. :-)