View Full Version : Missed train

03-03-2008, 02:29 PM
You may remember I had a bit of a dilemma over a day trip to Eureka science museum with my childminding network a few weeks ago. To cut a long story short, a parent wasn't sure whether she wanted her child to go.

Anyway after a lot of fuss, she finally gave permission for him to go.

Today was the day. Train was due to leave at 9.30am so I set off 3/4 of an hour beforehand (plenty of time to get there and get parked). Would you believe it I got stuck in traffic because of an accident due to the snow and missed the train, so after all that we never went.

I am well and truly peeved. :(

03-03-2008, 02:30 PM
Oh Marie

That is soooo annoying yeah I would be peeved too

So what did you do the rest of the day instead? Were the kids ok ?


03-03-2008, 02:33 PM
I came home and sulked for a while. Kids were ok because I hadn't told them too much except that they were going on the train. Just promised them that I would take them on the train another day.

Poor things were stuck in the car for over an hour. The cbeebies cd went round about 3 times which was grating on me after a while.

03-03-2008, 02:37 PM
Arrrh that's so annoying

Avril x

03-03-2008, 02:37 PM
oh hun thats not good, something always happens when you dont need it.

least tthe children are not fussed they didnt go on train

03-03-2008, 02:40 PM
Oh blow!

Probably best you did not go though - the snow is getting worse round there at the moment I believe! You might not have got back! :eek:

03-03-2008, 02:40 PM
oh I am so gutted for you all, especially after mumsaid lo could go !!!


03-03-2008, 02:44 PM
Oh what a shame for you all


03-03-2008, 02:47 PM
What a shame all round, you must be so disappointed. Life is so much easier when the sun shines! x

03-03-2008, 03:34 PM
Aaahh Marie that is so annoying :mad:

On the up side at least you hadn't told the children where they were going which would have added to their disappointment!

Hope you managed to have a good day.

03-03-2008, 03:43 PM
Just spoken to my network coordinator and 4 other childminders didn't make it either so it wasn't just me.

On the up side, Eureka have given complimentary tickets for the people who didn't make it, so we're going to go in the near future hopefully. :D

03-03-2008, 03:48 PM
Now that is good news......really nice of them too!

03-03-2008, 03:50 PM
Now that is good news......really nice of them too!

I thought so too.

03-03-2008, 03:52 PM
Oh thats good of them! Oh well, hopefully the weather will be better next time!

Emler x

03-03-2008, 03:56 PM
thats a shame, its a really great day, at least they are giving you tickets for another time.

03-03-2008, 03:57 PM
Sorry you missed the train but hope you get to go another time.

Eek, sorry you wer stuck in the car with kiddies for so long, too! Hearing the same kiddie songs over and over is a form of torture, isn't it?:eek:

03-03-2008, 05:42 PM
Why would a parent not want their child to go out on a lovely trip. I must admit all my parents love it when i take them out for a day. I would as well i think it is above and beyond what some minders do.

You will have to go another day. We had no snow in surrey.:panic:

03-03-2008, 07:59 PM
oh no, after all that!!

But you will still get to go, my lo like radio 1:D (well they have no choice really:laughing: )