This year was Jody’s first year at creche. Previously he was looked after a day mother at her home nearby. Sending him to “school” was something I had to do as he needed the necessary interaction with other kids too.
The first few days, as for most first timers, was a bit hectic. Many tears and tantrums was the order of the day. He got used to the routine in no time and asking to stay home came to an end.
Not only did he enjoy school so much, he even met a girl(s), fell in love and got married. We always had to hear about his best friend and girls with the nice hair and the poems and stuff but his lips was sealed when it came to what they’re doing for the concert.
A few weeks before the concert, I was unable to attend the last creche meeting but I never followed up on what was said in the meeting. I guess I expected that a summary of whatever was decided will be in a note in his message book like all the other times before. Nope, not this time.
The rude awakening
Some very important information concerning the concert, which had a “high tea” theme, I never got, up until the morning on the day of the concert. I called the school and BAM!! I was responsible to decorate my own table and feed the 10 people at my table.
Have you ever seen a headless chicken?? Well, that was not me. After the shock I made a list, went to the shop, popped a few things in the oven, went to my neighbor, got home with an arm full of stuffs and got ready to leave for the event. We got there and sorted the table out in no time.
I felt so bad the entire time and if anyone would have told me that it’s my fault or tried to blame me for the entire mishap, I’d probably ripped their head off.
I take full responsibility for my lack of “interest” if one can call it that. I somehow feel that I have let my little man down even though it wasn’t noticeable. We were sorted, the concert went well and Jody was happy.
What I found very comforting was the fact that my husband complimented me on a job well done and for making a success of what I thought was a disaster. So at the end of the day, I’ve learnt a few lessons.
- Attend ALL creche meetings
- If you are unable to attend, find out what was discussed IMMEDIATELY.
- Plan ahead.
- Make the most of your situation.
- Having awesome neighbors is a total must.
And this was one of those days when I totally sucked at motherhood.
Curlyheads & Dimples