01 June 2010

Tuck Shop Day

Once a month I volunteer at the school tuckshop.
My daughter loves to come and see me at recess and lunch,
clutching the coins I have given her earlier,
in her sweaty little palms.
This is not a task for the faint hearted.
Confidence comes in bundles in this school.
For those of you unfamiliar with the inner sanctum of the school tuckshop ... I give you the apple slinkly.  The average life span of one of these contraptions is one recess.
Today I announced my withdrawal from the slinky roster.
The pressure of trying to operate this thing, producing a perfectly slinkyfied apple, whilst being watched with impatience and scrutiny by the two foot tall slinky orderer is too much for my blood pressure.


Cornflakes and Honey said...

That's hysterical!

So what's an apple slinky? Does it get rid of the core?

Carmel's Closet said...

OK - think of a toy slinky that hops down the stairs on it's own. The apple slinky not only removes the core, but makes the body of the apple into a slinky like creature, in essence an apple spiral. Next time I am there I will take a picture for you.
In the world of 4 to 10 year olds apple slinkies rock!
Loving your new banner.

Silver Strands said...

I love your profile picture ... the Cupie doll reminds me of my childhood :)

Anonymous said...

Funny stuff, Carmel -- making an apple slinky sounds very stressful :)
The NY equivalent of being tuckshop mum is Pizza Day Mom - also a stressful experience!

Flotsam Friends said...

Hi Carmel, Umm, that slinky machine is sometimes broken when I do canteen! Funny that! Loving your blog. Pxxx