This morning we had the summer term Collective Worship at school.
It was hot and we were all crowded into the school hall to watch our clever year 1 and 2's present an assembly showing us their achievements from the school year. This consisted of genuinely funny and well performed presentations on mini beasts, science and healthy eating. There was a recorder recital, a work out, a couple of songs and a Benny Hill inspired run around.
I'm sure I would have loved it.
Had I not been smothered by a toddler and a pre-schooler howling like banshees because the recorders were too loud, they couldn't see, I wouldn't let him have my camera, and I wanted to remove the Rascullz helmet he had insisted on wearing instead of a sunhat (logical).
So I gave in and gave him my camera.
Some of the howling stopped.
Some was replaced by muffled snivelling.
I sat uncomfortably with snot being rubbed into one shoulder and a sharks fin being repeatedly poked up my nose and demonstrated my best 'Oh dear, aren't they little rascals, but isn't the singing great' face. I managed to smile encouragingly at The Big One who got his words right and were projected suitably loudly towards the back of the hall and, most importantly, we were there. I wouldn't have missed it for the world.
The camera was clutched tightly to the Wee Ones chest through the entire morning, as we left the hall, dropped something off at the school office, did a bit of shopping and headed home. It was with a degree of trepidation that I finally wrestled it out of his hot and sweaty paws. The lens needs a very good clean but it seemed to be functioning normally. A miracle in itself. But then I had a quick look through the photos and this is what I found.
An accurate report of our morning I think.
Enjoy your sunny Friday x