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Home again home again jiggity jig

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Rogan is home from his school skiing trip. They left on the coaches from Northern Italy at 1pm on Saturday and arrived in Dumfries to be collected by parents around 4.30pm Sunday. He thinks he might have had up to an hour’s sleep.

During his time away, he came very close to breaking his leg.

Apparently 4 or 5 kids were flown home partway through the week, at their parent’s expense, for being caught out abusing alcohol, and possibly smokey stuff too.

And one of his friends had his eyebrows shaved by his roommates.

It seems kids will be kids no matter what decade we live in.

Fortunately Rogan has returned eyebrows intact and no letters from teachers. So either he has managed to stay out of trouble, or has successfully covered his tracks.

Either way I’m proud of him.

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20 comments

savannah said...

how exciting for all ya'll! (big sigh of relief, too!) will there be pictures for all his dear aunties & uncles o'the blogworld? xoxox

LegalMist said...

Brings back memories of my own class ski trip when I was a senior in high school....

I didn't get sent home, but didn't exactly follow all the rules, either.

debra said...

So glad he's back safe and sound with eyebrows and legs intact. My #2 fell snowboarding and has to go back to the orthopedic surgeon on Friday...

Jessie said...

oh my this made me laugh, I hope I can still laugh at such things when my own become Rogan's age. I am very glad he had a good time (and didn't break that leg!)

problemchildbride said...

Welcome home, Rogan! I'm so proud of you for saving for this trip like you did. I hope you had a blast, wee chum!

PI said...

It's always a relief to have them safely home again. Has he grown?

Sarah said...

aye, he looks like a good kid.

i looked like a good kid too.. turns out, i was just a good liar.

karatemom said...

welcome home and sounds like so much fun and excitement was had !!!..glad he was not hurt in any way thats a relief..In college it was the thing to shave the eyebrows off the first years. I was glad to never lose mine they didn't care if you were male or female haha..

Charlie said...

I'm sure Rogan's a good boy, but he does have a few teen years left to, uh, experiment--all in the name of science, of course.

And LOL at PI's comment.

Anna van Schurman said...

When the dude went to France when he was about your son's age, his parents got a letter from a teacher saying he had drunk an amount of alcohol "that could only be described as foolish." His mother still laughs about this.

Having been on several school ski trips myself, I'd never let my kids go, which is probably why I don't have them! You're brave.

Rogan said...

Y'know as a matter of fact I have grown . . .

Kim Ayres said...

Savannah - unfortunately his camera played up and decided to drain the batteries withing a couple of minutes of putting them in, so he hardly has any to show :(

LegalMist - and you a lady of the law too... ;)

Debra - ouch! Hope it works out well

Jessie - it'll be easier to laugh several years after...

Sam PCB - we're all dead proud of him :)

Pat - yes, absolutely!

Sarah - a highly prized skill! Unfortunately I was always completely crap at lying and envied my brother for whom it was second nature.

KarateMom - yeah, when I was in Canada as an exchange student I noticed they had funny ideas for Frosh. I steered clear of it

Charlie - one day at a time, one day at a time...

Anna - but however it goes, kids learn more on 1 week of a school trip than they do in an entire term of school classes.

Kim Ayres said...

Missed you in the ether there, son.

It's only because you've spiked your hair up... ;)

Jimmy Bastard said...

Ahhhh the oul shaving of the eyebrow gag. Take's me right back to my days at St Bridgets.

Halcyon days indeed.

Eryl Shields said...

The stories Bob tells me, now, of his school and university days; if I'd known any of it at the time I'd have locked him in a cupboard.

savannah said...

the best is yet to come, sugar! one day i'll have to tell ya'll about captain chaos and his pink dreadlocks! xoxox

Miss Blue Sky said...

Hi Kim
I hope Rogan had a good time.
Did he take a camera with him?

Kim Ayres said...

Jimmy Bastard - welcome to my ramblings and thanks for taking the time to contribute. Shaved eyebrows are so much funnier when you're that age and you don't have to worry about it being your own kid on the receiving end ;)

Eryl - this is why it's better to send kids to college or uni as far away as possible

Savannah - any photos?

Miss Blue Sky - he did, but the batteries kept draining, so he doesn't have a set of photos :(

Mary Witzl said...

Glad Rogan's back, safe and sound!

What is it with the eyebrow shaving, I wonder? It's become the fashion here for boys (only boys) to shave off part of one eyebrow. (But presumably this was a prank and not a fashion statement?)

Kim Ayres said...

No, this was prank stuff

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