My youngest returned to school today somewhat reluctantly. The newspaper this morning warned of the mercury potentially soaring to over 40 degrees today so school, was the last place he wanted to be. I walked into the classroom this morning and was greeted with a scene more in keeping with a picnic than a classroom. My son's new male teacher had removed all of the desks and chairs and replaced them with wooden picnic tables like those found in parks and which usually reside in the outdoor lunch area. Decorating these tables were a colourful collection of sun umbrellas. I knew at that point that J's first day in year 5 would be a good day! I still have a couple of teenagers to extricate from the house but their return to school will happen progressively over the next couple of days.
Despite the light hearted manor in which my youngest was greeted by his new classroom, I know he would rather be doing what he did yesterday and that was this....
taken after a morning run with me and before the requisite vegemite on toast for breakfast. I love the summer holiday break!
Today I am planning a little sewing and perhaps swimming and in an effort to stay cool I am wearing this dress. It is one of my favourite makes of the summer.