Hoorah! It's Story Telling Sunday again over on Sian's blog. This weeks story from me only happened last week....
You may of read a few stories of my adventures as a teaching assistant in a primary school here on my blog. Most of my stories involve either a) Embarrassing situations or b) Dressing up....which may mean that both a and b are equally embarrassing. All my adventures involve my partner in crime, Jackie.
Well last week Jackie asked me to assist her in supervising our cricket team at the county finals. A day out of school and a chance to catch up on gossip was right up my street. Only eight boys to supervise....easy. We set up our deckchairs, applied the suncream, open our flask of coffee for a nice sit down while the boys started their game.
Even though Jackie and I had no cricket experience (we were drafted in to take them as Jackie has a licence to drive the school bus and.....well, where Jackie goes I follow). We did learn a few hand signals of the cricket variety and cheered our team on and clapped politely when we thought we should.
By the way the cricket club it was being held was next to Knebworth House. A lovely venue, the stately home could be seen in the near distance. So as I was saying, we where just getting into the match when the cricket ball is batted over the fence. Don't ask me why but I volunteered to go over and get the ball (the gate was locked to keep out the peasants I think) A parent gave me a leg up and i wobbled over, hoping the flimsy wire fence would not buckle under my weight. The boys cheered me on as I jumped down and threw the ball back. Then everyone got on with the game. Forgotten and dejected I scrambled back over the best I could (Jackie just laughed at me and took photos.....being her ever helpful self as usual).
And that's it really....a little insight into a day of a teaching assistant....game for anything!
It's all been a big bleugh! here recently on the crafting front. It's a busy time at school, a week of cycling training starts tomorrow so I just know i am going to be very tired. But I saw something on a blog yesterday that got me quite excited and has motivated me to get my paper stash out again. I will fill you in later in the week....