Sometimes life is really, really unfair… and right now is one of those times. On Monday night I got a very heart-breaking phone call. One of my students had just passed away in a tragic accident. To be honest it just doesn’t seem real.
Matthew was washing his jersey in a bucket of water and using ‘kid logic’ he decided that it would dry quicker if he put it in front of the fan… so he plugged it in… with wet hands… and he got electrocuted.
Just before the school holidays start we remind the children to be careful on their bikes and scooters. We remind them to watch out for people hanging around the skate parks and things like that. But sometimes the dangers are so much closer to home.
Matthew was a neat kid… always up to mischief… and yes he drove me insane at times… but he was also creative and funny and a big part of our class family since he came into Room 4 last year.
This afternoon Matthew will be coming home until the funeral and to be honest I feel like I need to go and see him and say goodbye. But how to you say goodbye to a ten-year old? As I said, sometimes life is really, really unfair!