What a horrible start to the day did I have today!!
Due to the Cosatu strike, Zoe’s school was running low on teacher assistants and teachers. They’ve put some classes together just to have them all supervised until they could sort out who was coming and not coming. The head of the school was also driving around trying to pick up the people she could make contact with.
So Zoe’s classmates was in a different class with the English children of the same age group. Now normally this won’t be a problem and she would just go in and start playing but this morning was a different story.
She threw a wobbly of note! And she clung to me like a limpit. Not wanting to let go and saying over and over that she wants to go to her own class. I tried to reassure her, the teacher there tried to reassure her, the teacher assistant tried and even her classmates tried but she was having none of it.
In the end I just dumped her in the assistant’s arms and made a beeline out of the school. Now I’m sitting at work and I’m so sad for my curly haired princess and so heartsore that I couldn’t just take her home for the day.
AND now it is so chilli here as well and she was only wearing leggings and a T-shirt.
I’m really feeling terrible and very close to tears, but I know she has by now forgotten all about it and is playing merrily with all her friends.