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Monday, January 19, 2009

The school run

Small Sprog is excited. It is his birthday on Friday with his party on Saturday and he has an invite for tea on Thursday. What a social whirl! His excitement is almost out of control! This results in him not being able to sleep, which also results in the rest of us not being able to sleep either! Last night he woke several times, and finally got up at 5.30am. Every year we have the same behaviour. I have to say, though it is lovely to be excited, it is exhausting too and that's just me! The outcome of the lack of sleep and excitement leads to extreme overdrive, and that is what he is on at the moment. He can't keep still, he is all over the place, loud, bossy and 'hyper'. Only another five days left to go!! (I'm a mummy get me out of here!)

Anyway, today I went to school to pick him up at 3.15 as usual. I also picked up a friends child, (one of his harem) who is equally excitable. It took me ages to 'herd' them into the car, but finally they were in (very loudly) and constrained in their seat belts! It is a wonderful thing to get them in the car, and hear the silence as I shut the passenger door. It is tempting just to stand there for a while, where I can't hear them, before I walk around the car to open my door, and begin the journey.

As I start the car the music automatically starts. "Turn it up!" They both shout, so I do. "More, more" they chant as the volume goes through the roof and my small car vibrates with the sound. And that is how we drive home. Nickleback at full volume and both of them on air guitar, Small Sprog and his 'Rock Chick'!

12 comments:

Jennysmith said...

Came on here early for a change . Makes me misty eyed at how excited they get about birthdays and that. Its so lovely before that cyniscm sets in. (eg 10 year old sons!)

You're lucky. Mine hated the radio even when they were small. It was always "turn it down". Tho' i imagine they wouldn't be so enthusiastic about the Archers! xxx

Mean Mom said...

That sounds like fun! I would probably have to have the volume down a bit, though. ;0)

I'm glad that small sprog is having such a good time, during his birthday week. I can remember feeling sick with excitement the night before my birthday and on Christmas Eve. I hope that he has a good birthday on Friday!

BS5 Blogger said...

All this nodding towards calm and serenity? Bet you had a bit of a sing-along too? I think if you are driving, this makes you The Roadie?

scargosun said...

SS always makes me smile with his enthusiasm. :)

Working mum said...

Love the mental picture that creates. Oh to be that enthusiastic in January!

Maggie May said...

AW..... these excitable children. I have dealt with a lot today!
Good to be excited about a Birthday though.

Liz said...

I don't understand: I'm sure I've checked your blog since Friday yet it appears I've come late to a few posts.

I'll write properly soon.

xx

What a lovely verifier: pellymmu

Rose said...

Just imagining the image of Small Sprog and his groupie playing air guitar in the back seat makes me smile, Suburbia. Ah, to be young and get excited about birthdays once again...

What kind of cake is he going to have?

the eternal worrier said...

How good it would be to be that excited about a birthday. I can remember not being able to sleep on xmas eve. At least the kids like the music you’re playing in the car. Wait till they want to listen to their stuff!!

Tawny said...

Childrens excitement is great, long may it continue!

Elizabeth said...

You have a most social son who seems to really enjoy life.
That's great!

cheshire wife said...

It must be wonderful to be so care free. Don't let him grow up too soon.