The school sent us a note earlier in the week to inform us that they would have a book sale yesterday for the Grade 1’s, please could we send money. Our firstborn has a bit of a checkered history with money and the tuck shop (trust me, you don’t want to know), so I made sure to ask the teacher how much money to send. R30-R50 she SMS’s back.
So, we give the fruit of our loins, our firstborn child, R50 with strict instruction that IT IS FOR BOOKS ONLY. And to bring change.
When I walked in the door last night there was a really awkward silence and I assumed that something must have gone awry.
Our eldest child, the joy of our lives, had taken his 50 SA Ront (which isn’t worth a whole lot in Dollars these days), gone to the book sale AND DIDN’T BUY A SINGLE BOOK. He did however go to the tuck shop and spend our hard earned R50 on Dilly Dallies (sp?) at R5 a piece.
He has been banned from computers, iPad and Xbox for a whole week.
On the upside, he knew to ask for 10 Dilly Dallies with his R50 and he did share.
We are just all about silver linings.
Isabel has also been entertaining us with being able to count until 1000. By ‘a 1000’ I mean that she counts until 100 and then in 100’s until 1000. We are a little gloaty about this, she is such a clever little button.
Mignon is the writer, she’s very keen to learn letters and words and really good with knowing her alphabet. Too cool.
Isabel also writes letters, but she mainly writes popopo and then asks us to read it so they can all belly-laugh until they cry.
Very entertaining this lot. We shall keep them and treasure them.
ps. Our resident leftie, Isabel, writes from the right to the left. Apparently this is a thing with left-handed children when they learn to write?