Sunday, November 18, 2007

Coming together

A quorum of 4 attended. On the table, the numbers laid. Noughts and crosses marked as the meeting progressed. Finally, after much brainstorming and phone calls the date, time and venue confirmed. In attendance, top management, the welfare administrator, the part timer and the budding artist-to-be. Absence with leave, the trainee.
It has been decided. To be on the 21st to the 27th at the Golden Sands, Penang. The annual family gathering. Planing for family outing has been a challenge as the members aged. Each with their holiday commitments. Eldest, dance practises for the up coming Prom night performance on 1st week of december. Son, commitment to his holiday job. Youngest with her 4 times a week table tennis training in school and her year end ballet concert performance. Lastly equally important, advance notification to the head of the family.

3 comments:

doc said...

well, often the dates do not suit everyone, but if the occasion is important enough, sacrifices would have to be made.

if the family goes away together just once a year, my name would be 1st on the list.

Iml said...

Doc
This is what I hope to inculcate. Siblings and parents spending time together. A family outing at least once a year.

stay-at-home mum said...

Yes, it gets more difficult as they get older. Also with differing interest, it can get even more difficult. But families must spend time bonding.