I cannot believe that in a few months my "baby" will be out of school, the next few months are hectic for her, at the moment she is busy with prelim exams, which will last until the end of September and then in the middle of October she starts her finals, and then all done. For me I am really enjoying pottering around the garden, and the house rearranging and fixing and painting, all friends know that we are a red zone for the next few months.............. peace and quiet........... I could really get used to this.
Before the start of the prelims the school had their matric farewell, as usual her school cannot to things "normally" like other school, where the the children take partners with, at Kayla's school they have a sit down banquet supper for the parents. They feel the parents paid for 12 years of education so why should some boy reap the rewards........ got to love their thinking.
They had it on a Thursday evening in a beautiful place called Summerplace, the same place I went to a wedding at the beginning of the year. The theme for the evening was "Fly like an Eagle" so everything had a eagle theme very well done I might add, on the tables were nests filled with chocolate eggs and fluffy little yellow chicks, they had a constant stream of pictures from a projector on the walls.
The girls and guys all looked beautiful with their long dresses............ and some not so long ....... I wish that shops would have a siren when you leave the shop that scream out .......... warning, warning, you are in danger of making a fool of yourself......... you cannot wear that.......... you cannot wear that......... tree stumps do not look good in mini's............. worse still how can a mother allow her child to wear such a dress.
My designer friend Cherry made Kayla's dress and although we had some "moments" with the zip she looked beautiful.
My daughter goes to a Seventh Day Aventist Christian School, and they believe in being vegetarian, obviously the people at our table had not read the invitation they were ready to phone Macdonald's for takeaways when they heard what was on the menu, I really enjoyed it, although fail to see the need to have "fake" steak and "fake" chicken as part of the buffet. The people on our table were definitely meat eaters, and left most of there food, when it was time for dessert they believed me when I told them the desserts were also "vegetarian" ................. do you even get vegetarian desserts, some people will believe anything.
We were on the table with some interesting people, the gentleman next to me with a name to long and to difficult to remember and I had the same sense of humour and on a few occasions during the night he had to leave because we were laughing so much.......... when they evening was over they wanted our details so that we could get together again...... it was fun...... much more fun than having to get up at 4.30am the next morning to go to work.........
It would have been great if Kayla could have had both of her parents, there................