“Utterly exhausted, the frail old man gasped for air. His thinning, greying hair clung to his scalp, soaked in sweat. His face contorted with pain. His bones ached and his withered muscles shook in a vain attempt to wring out every last drop of energy. Desperate, delirious and with a wilting determination he dragged himself along on bleeding hands and knees towards the finish line. He was there! His breath was weak and wheezy, but he was there. It had seemed so far – he would soon be able to rest, his final marathon over.”
Okay, a bit dramatic, but it’s still a pretty close reflection of myself right now. It’s the end of term 3 and what a term it’s been. I’ve got vague memories of a movie I saw when I was a kid, where a super-fit milkman was persuaded to run a marathon, but at a sprint. I can’t remember the name of the movie, but I can remember the ending as he collapsed exhausted at the finish line. Okay, still a bit dramatic, but it paints a clear picture. Don’t get the wrong idea, though, whilst it’s been hectic and very hard work it’s also been fun, exciting and very rewarding.
If you’d like to know exactly what we’ve been up to just ask your child. In the meantime check out the photos as they’ll give you a fair idea. Oh, and by the way, enjoy your holiday time with your amazing kids! All that’s left to say is, “Phew!”