Today is Biggie's field trip. It's raining. It's sunny. It's raining. The weather can't make up its mind therefore panic ensues. What to wear (PE gear or regular uniform?). What to take (regular backpack or school trip backpack?). We spend half an hour calmly preparing the lunch and packing the bag. We've decided: PE gear, excursion backpack with the other school stuff in a carry bag just in case. We're all set.
Then Biggie's walking pal shows up in full school uniform with regular school backpack and no sign of her school trip gear. "Stay calm, stay calm, you'll be OK Biggie" I reassure him that half the kids will be dressed like he is and the other half will not. Either way he'll have a nice day. I cross my fingers.
At least his lunch will be delicious. He normally has lunch in the school cafeteria so it's a special day in that mums have been asked to prepare a lunchbox bento.