The thing about living in a teeny tiny village like the one where we do is that there is a teeny tiny School that goes with it. We are now almost the whole way through Term one and it’s been a steep learning curve for all of us. Routines, homework, after School activities, newsletters, notes, new friends, payments, lunches and of course dealing with the exhaustion from all of it from of the youngest kid in the School. Daisy has done so well this term, she has grown up, she is learning to read and her writing has come in leaps and bounds. It’s been an amazing process to follow and I am immensely proud of how she has gotten on with the whole thing – with confidence, with a positive attitude, with concentration and effort – what else could you ask for?
Yesterday at School, like many others across the country, we celebrated Harmony Day. A day for kids to dress up, eat some different food, recognise and celebrate diversity and have some fun along the way. Some of the Mum’s had a great time yesterday morning setting up the food for the kids – we all managed to cook something from the world – some Chinese, Indian, French, Mexican, Spanish, Chilean, Japanese, Italian, Vietnamese, Australian – our teeny tiny School managed to pull off an impressive display for some country kids to enjoy and the kids devoured the lot.
I have many, many years of Schooling ahead of me. Saturday sport, projects, excursions, class concerts – if this wonderful School is the start of it for the kids and us, then we are very lucky indeed. A place filled with kind, polite children (all 33 of them), some amazingly cool, smart and interesting parents who make me laugh every day at Assembly and pick up, teachers who are dedicated to the kids and the most beautiful setting with rolling green hills as their playground. Yes, this will do alright by us.
And what kind of Macdonald’s would we be if we didn’t trot out some Scottish national dress? Or in this case some borrowed stuff from one of the other Mum’s and Rob’s sporran thrown on for good measure…it kind of worked!