Thursday, 7 March 2013

Cubs go Rafting Monday night 4 March 2013

Nau mai, hoki mai and welcome back!

Monday night tama 2 had to arrive at the Cub hall slightly earlier so it was rush, rush, rush!!  It's really hard for everyone to eat at 4.30pm during summer, but oh well, it's best to have something in their puku to get them through.  I made sure he ate with an hour's digestion.  It also meant tamāhine 1 had to be dropped off at St John's early.  She took The Hobbit to read while she waited.  (Speaking of The Hobbit, tamāhine 1 and I can't wait for class to start on Friday NZ time.)

Anyway, this is how our Monday nights go:  Tama 1 and tamāhine 1 get dressed for St John.  Tama 2 is dressed for Cubs.  Tamāhine 1's session starts at 5.45pm so she gets dropped off first.  There's just enough time to get from Pererika Street to the lakefront to drop tama 2 off.  Tama 1 is dressed for his St John session and goes with everyone.  Whaiāipo and tama 1 sometimes go into the Cubs session, otherwise they go to the library.  It's a good bonding time for dad and tamariki.  Then, at 10 to 7 whaiāipo drops tama 1 at St John.  The St John squad (Penguins and Cadets) do parade before tamāhine finishes for the night.  Then it's back to the Cub Scout hall to pick up tama 2 at 7.30pm.  Whaiāipo brings the two kids home and has a five minute rest before returning to the city to pick up tama 1 at 8.30pm.

Monday night this week was slightly different because the Cub Scouts had their rafting race.  The last few weeks they have spent constructing team rafts and tonight was the test.  They had a lot of fun.  Whaiāipo, tama 1 and tama 3 watched on.  (It was held at Blue Lake)  They had a stack of fun, both spectators and competitors.  Tama 2 went into great detail about "the race" and how they were at the back then they got in front and were doing really well (can you feel the climax?)  But suddenly!!!  One of the boys dropped their oar!!!  Aaargh!!!  Oh no :(  End result - tama 2's team came in second. Awwwww.

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