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Thursday, October 16, 2014

I awoke to this view from our living room window yesterday morning...

That's one reason why I don't plan to move house when I start my new job. The other is this...

Obviously I'd be quite happy to pull Amelie out of the school she loves, but if we leave behind our second floor balcony, it's going to be a complete waste of her Rapunzel hair.

I'm joking of course. That's not Rapunzel hair, it's Frozen hair. She's Princess Anna of Arendelle. If I can just source an Olaf costume for Toby, we'll have the basis of a cheap variety act. I'm hoping Lisa will play the reindeer.

Anyhoo, the highlight of yesterday was getting my annual flu jab, which the nurse took very literally by giving me a sharp blow to the shoulder when I wasn't looking. But pain and torture aside, we also attended the first parents' evening of Year 1 at Amelie's school. It gave me the chance to flick through her work books and ensure that the pictures she's drawn of me are anatomically accurate.

Her teachers (she has two, because you wouldn't want to face her alone) informed us that she's "certainly no goody-goody" (the word "d'uh" sprang to mind), and has a tendency to talk a lot (generally about the shortcomings of others), but that she's ahead of the pack like Mo Farah in a toddler race. Although she prefers croissants to Quorn, and won't walk more than a hundred yards without moaning.

All in all, it was a very decent report, full of praise and admiration. Most of it coming from Lisa. And at the end of it all, the teachers stated confidently that they're going to enjoy teaching Amelie for the next year, which is the kind of blind optimism I admire in a much maligned profession. We'll see if they've changed their minds by Christmas.


Phil's Mum said...

Glad her teachers feel they can face the rest of the year - and her cousin will be jealous of the hair!

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