Saturday, 8 October 2011

Caught out

At around midday yesterday, I was happily driving along in my car, relishing my child-free morning, and enjoying listening to MY music in peace. 

I was on a narrow country lane and thinking about the gorgeous winter coat I was about to buy for myself, when I had to pull in to let an oncoming minibus past.

As it passed me, I realised that it was the school minibus, and that Betty was on it with her classmates.  They were coming back from a morning out at another school.  It's one thing for your four-year-old to be at school and playing with beads and plasticine, but to meet her out and about, and doing things independently of you, is very weird. 

I burst into tears (I don't think the minibus passengers saw).  And I didn't stop crying until I had reached town and had my new coat in my arms.

8 comments:

Jess said...

Ahh,I can so see why that affected you the way it did,I would have been exactly the same.Same as you say when they are at school you know it's so, but to just meet them out and about is different!

Polgara said...

My three year old will hopefully start nursery in January, you have just given me an insight into how it will feel, not sure I want her to go now!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

I understand that perfectly. You're leaving your child in someone else's capable hands and just hoping and praying they will be safe.

CJ xx

Nora said...

Oh, if you were my daughter I would have given you a good hug and a cuddle. That's what you needed. It is strange to see your little kid out of place somewhere. XOX

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Domestic Goddesque said...

Oh I've had this: it's quite unsettling. I do hope the coat smoothed over the discomfort x

Emma @mummymummymum said...

Awww. bless you. I would cry too. xx

Iota said...

Are you sure she'd just been at another school? You don't think the teachers had taken them all out on a shopping trip, and ended up in Starbucks for a tall latte each.

Sorry, shouldn't joke. Poor you.