Another exciting aspect of today is the school sports carnival which brings to mind images of teenagers fervently cheering on their team mates as they lead their School House to victory over the others. Although not to me; working with teenagers on a regular basis conjures up something completely different in my mind. On one hand there is the extremely competent and physically superior individual that wins all the events and is somehow prematurely comfortable in their own skin and then there is the goofy, still growing and not yet in control of their limbs kid with a heart of gold and hours of entertainment for onlookers. Which ever category these kids fall into, they are all having a go and having to brave the (now pouring with rain) weather.
So this afternoon when my little drowned rat gets home, blue and shaking from the cold, I will have towels at the ready, the heater on and the smell of Yuletide hot chocolate wafting through the house. Athletic prowess aside, all participants would be well rewarded and lovingly warmed by a cup of Yuletide hot chocolate both filling the belly and satisfying the taste buds. The real star of the day though is you for having the good sense to make this delicious and soothing beverage and the astuteness to pour yourself a cup at the same time. Good job you and well done to all the junior athletes out there that braved Melbourne's appalling weather.
Enjoy your day.