The Moo's been at school 4 years, and I'm getting quite good at playground etiquette now. The parents (mostly women) are nearly as divided by likes and dislikes as the kids - possibly more. Cliques and groups and fallings in n' out...
10to2, Pigeon, Panda and 1-2-Many have fallen out with poor Ample, who was looking a little lost.
I mostly nod to them, smile, the odd "Good Morning", that sort of thing - coupled with close observation, for the purposes of writing of course.
Tuesday I said "Bloody Rain" to Ample, much as I've done for the last year (poor thing, she's new. Her kid only started a year ago, but she's got on well enough with her gang).
Post-gang break-up, she embraced the human contact and I now picture myself as a human shield between her and the withering looks she's getting. I expect I'll hear what it's all about, and I shall introduce her to some other playground stalwarts - Frazzled, AlwaysLate, theBoss and Innit will like her I think.
Should I admit this? 1-2-Many and 10to2 are very firmly in Red Star, and I will incorporate Ample into something, bless her. She seems lovely so far, and it's always nice to natter whilst standing in the rain.