Why 8 minutes?
Because that's how long I've got till the homemade pizza is ready. I seem to be trying to do too much. Clearly I got too excited about what I might be able to achieve once the boys were back at school. I have from about 9am, when I leave the preschool, till the 3pm school kick out time. That may appear reasonable, it is 6 hours after all. It never seems to be long enough though.
I alway end up collecting my 7 yr old from school at the last moment. I tend to take him home for an hour, so he can do any homework - or just have a bit of peace before we collect his noisy brother. Inevitably, I also use that hour to finish off some things. Yesterday, I used that time to try to make sense of the school's magazine fundraiser. I still have no clue.
What I do know is, that I was supposed to donate the addresses of all of my friends and family, so that my son could receive a prize. Is this normal here? In the UK, I expect there would be a riot if you were asked to disclose other people's personal information without their explicit permission.
The prize was a chocolate-smelling calculator. I just couldn't bring myself to give away the addresses, so now I need to source a chocolate calculator...
Acht that's 8 minutes... and my youngest has just told me that he's swallowed Spiderman... must dash!