Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Wednesday Musing – It’s the end of the school year

While parents in the rest of the world or most of it anyhow are looking forward to sending their kids back to school ours are just about to begin the summer holidays here.

The last few days are literally just about upon us.. I did my last set of school cloths ironing on Sunday and I will be doing my last pack lunch on Thursday when one of the boy children goes on his class trip.

In light of that I thought a poem from School Poems – Compiled by Jennifer Curry would be most apt for my Wednesday musing.. ENJOY!!!!!!

Recipe for a class outing


30 Children washed and scrubbed

29 packed lunches (no bottles)

3 Teachers

An equal amount of mums

1 nosebleed

2 fights

A hot day

3 lost purse

I slightly torn dress

plenty of sweets

5 or 6 songs (optional)


Place children and  adult in a bus and heat slowly.

Season well with sweets, reserving a few for later. Heat to boiling point. Add flights and nosebleed. 

Leave to simmer for 2 hours.

Remove children and pack lunches and leave to cool

Stir in torn dresses and lost purses

Return to heat, add song to taste

Mix thoroughly. If the children go soggy and start to stick together, remove from the bus and drain.

At the end of the cooking time divide into individual portions (makes about 36).

Serve with relief, and garnished liberally with dirt.

© Sue Cowling.



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Anonymous said...

Awesome post, E.H.! I took over 200 14-year-olds to see Romeo and Juliet once. I swore that would be my last school outing. So far, I've been able to keep that promise to myself. :)

Erotic Horizon on 21 July 2010 at 00:43 said...

200.. I shudder just thinking about it..

I can barely manage three kids on a day out...

I probably need to make a pledge like that one..

Tam on 21 July 2010 at 01:16 said...

Too funny. Now my daughter is of an age she's rather commit hari kiri than have me on a school trip with her. :-) Just the two of us she's good, more than that not so much. I remember the day though, they were fun though, if exhausting and at times nerve frazzling.

Erotic Horizon on 21 July 2010 at 04:55 said...


Why does that sound like my kid - he wanted to know if I was going before he would commit to going, Like he had a choice...

The two of us are good on our own as well, but never let his friends see us though....

I do hope I survive the teenage years...


Tam on 21 July 2010 at 14:01 said...

It actually gets better EH. When she was 12 and 13 it was the worst. That's middle school for us and I think she pretended she was an orphan for most of it. Then she hit 14 and high school and she came home and asked if I wanted to attend the multi-cultural night with her and a friend. I nearly fell over. LOL She also got her Dad and I tickets for the school musical (she did sets) and was happy to have us with her, sitting with her friends. So I think they tend to get a bit better, but I know when I was that age I didn't want my parents on school trips either. More fun on your own. :-)

Unknown on 21 July 2010 at 15:04 said...

Great post! So, EH, makes me wonder, are you looking forward to school holidays? *wink*

@Tam I understand how you felt. I would've fallen over myself. But it's great that your daughter now wants to spend more time with you and your hubby. :)

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Lily on 23 July 2010 at 03:28 said...

Great post! I remember the days of field trips and school functions. So sweet up til the time they get into the teens and no longer want Mom around. Totally not cool! :)

Thankfully it gets better after a couple or so years.

Erotic Horizon on 24 July 2010 at 11:18 said...


He is at that age where we fight alot about going out together - but he was excited to see me yesterday....

I dont think he likes that school... Let's see how we manage over the summer..

The older one went through his phase - but now he is in a possessive phase - he wants to know my going and coming.... very frustrating..


Erotic Horizon on 24 July 2010 at 11:20 said...


yup I am ready to have them home and just a break from all the school activities...


Erotic Horizon on 24 July 2010 at 11:21 said...


Field trip - not my fondest memories, Kids high on sweets, full of sweat and confined to a small space..