|Thanks B, JG. My first act as Vice President is to make wine hats mandatory for all parents. It will make the harrowing pick up / drop off car rage all the more sedate and bearable, am I right?|
Me: "Guess what, Miss6?"
Me: "Hey, Miss6!"
I turn the TV off
Me: "GUESS. WHAT. MISS6?!?!?!"
Miss6: "Oh hi Mummy!"
Me: "Yes yes, hi. Now. Guess what?"
Me: "Mummy's the new Vice President of the P&C"**
Miss6: "....A girl?"
Me: "Umm...yes. Don't you know who our Prime Minister is?"
Me: "Umm...no. It is a girl."
Miss6: "Ohhh. Julia Gillard?"
Miss6: "Julia Gillard is the Vice President of Australia?!"
I face plant the table. Like, for reals.
Me: "No, she is the big boss. She is the Prime Minister."
Miss6: "But you're not the boss" (statement, not question)
Me: "Yeah, anyway get dressed. It's time for school."
**P&C for those of you not within the confines of Aus, is Parents & Citizens Association, Parent Teacher Association - whatever they call the group of parents who get involved in schooling in your location on planet earth.
It is normally associated with go-getter, committed parents who are full of enthusiasm and energy and time and love for their school community. They are people who get shit done.
In our case, they had a vacancy that needed filling, and so I stepped in instead, in lieu of any of those sort of people being available.