Thomas’ first day at Pre-School

You might remember last year we went to Coonamble Pre-school for Thomas’ orientation day. If you don’t you can read about it here.

Today, was meant to be Thomas’ first real day at pre-school. It had been raining last night, so Luci wasn’t so sure about going. I said that we should just wait to see how much rain we actually get before we get bothered and make decisions. We had to keep remembering that this would be Thomas’ first day at pre-school by himself, and we had talked it up so much.

We got up the next morning and I checked the rain gauge – we’d had 10ml. Luci didn’t want to drive, so I offered to take him (I really didn’t want Thomas to miss out). So we got ready, took a happy snap of Thomas and loaded up into the car.

So I set out on the road – it was muddy!! I got about 10km through the dirt road – it was slow going (I was only doing 40km/h) – and it began raining on us. At this point I told myself I had to start being sensible, and unfortunately Thomas would just have to miss out on his first day 🙁

I did a u-turn, almost got bogged in the table drain. Thomas got a bit worried at this point as the front tyre started throwing mud up all over the front of the car. I eventually got us out of the table drain and back up to the top, middle part of the road. I then began explaining to Thomas that we wouldn’t be able to go to pre-school, because the road was too wet. When we finally got back to the tar road, he asked me if we were on the road to pre-school now, and could we go because we wouldn’t get stuck on this road. He was quite sad. 🙁 We found out later it was probably for the best that I didn’t keep trying to get through, as one part of the road had received 25ml of rain on it!!!

The photos below don’t show clearly enough just how muddy it was, and some of the mud has been washed away, but anyway:

So we returned to school, told Luci she didn’t have to work for me now, and took a photo of them feeling sad that they missed out on their first day at pre-school.

We’ll have to try again another day!

1 Comment so far »

  1. Thomas’ REAL first day at Pre-School » Paul Gray said,

    Wrote on March 23, 2007 @ 10:14 pm

    […] might remember that back on the 12/2/07 I wrote about what was meant to be Thomas’ first day at Pre-School, but due to rain and impassable roads it never eventuated (although it did get some good photos of […]

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