Boy I miss the school run. No really, I do! I miss the social side, the chatting and gossiping. With the school bus culture here, Joshua gets picked up outside our building every morning and gets dropped back right there at the end of the day. So when Eden started nursery I promised myself that as she is based only a 10 minute walk away that I would embrace the school run once again, taking and collecting her whenever I can. It’s still not really the same though as most people seem to send their helpers to do the schlepping and it’s the helpers who clearly enjoy the social gossip at pick-up and drop-off – there’s more helpers than parents! Oh well.
But today’s pick-up was really lovely. I was making my way to Eden’s classroom when I found Joshua and his classmates having lunch in the Succah outside the shul which is right next to the Nursery. They had come up from the big school campus for an hour or so. I sneaked up behind him to give him a little surprise and he straight away wanted to come with me to get Eden. He’s been begging me for ages to come with me to see her at Nursery but given that he’s at school all day, there’s never the opportunity. His teacher kindly let me take him away for a few minutes and he came with me to Eden’s classroom where we found her all done up like a Red Indian which was very cute. They were delighted to see each other and Eden’s teacher made a big fuss of Joshua and he then took Eden into the Succah to introduce her to his teacher. A very cute few minutes.