It's quiet. M is asleep and the boys are both at school - time for a break! Started the day at 6.00am in order to get everyone fed, dressed and out the door by 7.10 They have to be in their classrooms by 7.50). Up until now I have been driving J the 2.5km to school, however at the entrance ceremony we were 'treated' to speeches from various dignitaries, all of which made a HUGE deal about how they should all walk to school and not come by car (barely a mention of 'Let's work/play hard!')... I don't think any of these old guys have ever walked the route that the children have to take. As well as being a long way (and in a month's time the temperatures will be soaring), they have to walk along a busy main road which has no proper path as well as cross a dual carriageway. So, I've decided to walk the school run with them - that's an extra 10km a day for me, so the weight had better fall off! It's fine weather for walking, sunny but not too hot. And the sakura hasn't all fallen yet, so it's very pretty:
J doesn't finish until 4.00pm today, seem long to me... he's only 8...
Here they are in all their finery. W has a yellow cover on his backpack to show that he is in first grade. Pika pika!
I've had a very productive morning, getting 3 loads of washing done, making a batch of hot cross buns (should be ready to go in the oven very soon - just in time for lunch!), and dying eggs for the boys to decorate when they get home from school. Feeling very smug and domesticated!
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