Aaron and three other teachers took 50 grade 9 and 10 students to Melbourne to watch three games of footy, and to do other activities in Melbourne. It is the biggest trip so far for the school. He's 'lucky' (so he thinks - others may not :) as he will be watching Hawthorn play four live games in a row, as we saw them at Aurora two weeks ago, in Melbourne last week when we went as a family, he will be watching them play this weekend with the students, and then they play again at Aurora next week! He went off well prepared with all his Hawks gear.
He left yesterday morning at 4.30 am and I heard Harri get up just before he left to give him a cuddle before he left. That didn't stop Harri getting up at 7.30 am for school and crying because he 'missed Daddy' (already!).
I always say to Aaron that I talk to him more when he is away in Melbourne for three days than when he is home, as he seems to be constantly ringing or the boys want to ring him. It's always a long weekend for me when he is gone, but it doesn't worry me as I'm happy he gets to do something fun and gets away for the weekend and I find I'm more organised when he is gone, as I know I have to do everything myself. I was very lucky this weekend to have Alison and Di offer to help me out a little. Last night Alison came around and looked after Noah for me while we went to watch Jalen play basketball. It's not nice taking Noah out at this time of the year, so I was very grateful that he could stay home where it's nice and warm.
When we got back from basketball we had fun Skyping with Joey, and talking to Aaron on the phone (for probably the 5th time that day!).
Last night they watched the Demons V the Bulldogs. He was loving it as you can send in photos of yourself at the game and they put some of them up on the big screen at Etihad Stadium, and one of Aaron's pics got up on the screen. Supposedly that earnt high fives all round from the students near him!
Melbourne last week.
Straight after Auskick was over, Harri wanted to ring Aaron to tell him all about it (probably his third time he'd spoken to him that day!).
Aaron doesn't get back till 11 pm tomorrow night so the boys won't see him till monday, which seems like a lifetime for them, but it's been nice that they've been able to ring him lots and see his photos on facebook. I'm sure he will be so tired when he gets home - it usually takes him at least a week to catch up on sleep, especially since he has to be at work again on Monday as usual.
It's only a few more weeks and it's my turn to go away for a couple of days, while Aaron is a single Dad for the weekend :)