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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Seth has Finished School (Yeah!)

Seth is a special kind of kid.

He doesn't take life too seriously. At a recent Seventies party he dressed like this:

On his last day of school he dressed as a tissue box:

The night before last we attended Seth's Valedictory Dinner. It was our fourth Valedictory Dinner (I swear I had already hear the Principal's address three times).

It is difficult to make such an evening fun and entertaining while trying involve and congratulate as many student as possible. It is hard to feed hundreds of people, on a finite budget, and make the food unique and delicious(I swear my chocolate sauce came out of a bottle). But we got through.

Seth achieved academic excellence in a number of subjects despite the year's disruptions.

We are very proud of him.

Here he is at the function centre.

Here he is with some of his friends:

We didn't get a photo of him receiving his award. Andrew was the photographer on this occasion. He was up the front jostling, with all the other parents, like a footballer trying to take a mark. But when the moment came to take the shot, his finger hit the Power button instead of the Capture button, and the camera turned itself off. :-)

I am not sure what to say in his defence, except, that it was a school function, and he hadn't even had a glass of wine, and it has been one of those years, really ...

My General Absence of Creativity

I haven't blogged for a month. I am sure you have noticed.

I won't go into the details of why I haven't blogged (this is a family site). But close your eyes and think of all the things you pray your daughter will never do. Know this, our youngest daughter has ticked a number of those boxes over the last few weeks.

Andrew and I have been angry and desperate by turns. Not the best environment for creativity.

To be honest - I feel as together as cut grass.

But there are some other, good, things happening. I want to blog about them. But not in this entry - they deserve and entry all of their own.