Son told me at pick-up he didn't take part in the Easter Egg Hunt. He had lost his £1 coin and couldn't take part. (The boys pay £1 to take part, get some mini-eggs or win a big prize if they found the 'big egg' sticker.)
He had been really looking forward to this, so a great disappointment indeed.
I felt guilty as I came home in time for me to get down to the school if I needed to. But I knew they had enough help and I wanted son to cope on his own.
And this happened.
Better news is he has completed his swimming test. He thinks he passed.
Evening: mum of boy who has allergies phoned to say she was a bit disappointed that her son did not win a big Easter Egg despite having found the 'big egg' sticker. I do not know the details.
I had taken trouble to procure and convey to the new chairman a fruit bar that we know this boy is allowed to eat. The mums helping might have just been cautious in not handing over an egg he had duly won. I don't know.
Mum of boy expressed that her boy was deprived of feeling the 'sense of elation' of winning because the prize egg was not given him.
I stopped her to say: my son did not even have the pleasure of taking part because he lost his £1 coin and was apparently in tears.