Saturday, June 15, 2013
Six Word Saturday
Yes We Had Torrential Rain ~ Eventually
Today was the day the school children had been waiting for.....the school BBQ.
It's quite a big affair,there are lots of stalls selling crafts,fair type rides for the children to go on,children's dance groups performing,a how many goals can you score activity.a bouncy castle and our particular favourite the sweet stall, where you can chose all combinations of sweets and then get them in a little paper bag.Its the paper bag that excites me...something to do with my misspent childhood hanging round sweetie shops I guess!
Oh and there's BBQ food as well!
It's actually quite a expensive night and if you have more than one kid the expense must really total up.
So the school BBQ is sometimes mumbled about by the parents,if you get my drift but the kids love it!
For the past couple of years the weather has not been kind to the BBQ and its been rained off more times than a little but last weekend was glorious so would the weather hold for this weekend and the BBQ...?
Well this was the million dollar question and it was left to the poor head to decide.
As the week progressed the weather became more unsettled and the discussions began...should the BBQ go ahead or should it be cancelled.
And what a hard decision!If the school had said lets do this and it had rained ( as was forecast ) it would have wasted a lot of money and the BBQ is supposed to be a fund raiser not a fund zapper.
But if the BBQ was cancelled and it didn't rain well then everybody would moan and the whole process would begin again with the new revised date.
The head couldn't win really,could she!
At 6.45am this morning the fateful text came
Tonight's BBQ is cancelled due to the torrential rain forecast for later! New date - Friday 5th July. Mrs A.
I had the job of telling Chips when he toddled down for breakfast,he was not that amused.
But the rain never came....
All day people waited for the rain.
If there was a drop of rain the words torrential would be bandied about.
People began to joke wryly about dodging the torrential rain.
It was the talk of the playground ~ the torrential rain.
6pm came and went with no sign of any sort of rain.
I felt sorry for the head,she had made a decision based on information given to her,what more could she do?People were joking about it though,big style joking,I don't think the words torrential rain will be forgotten in a hurry!
At 11.05 the rain did come and it was heavy,not quite torrential but quite a downpour.
And my older son and I grinned,it was a bit later than forecast but it did arrive...pesky old torrential rain!
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