Up until now teachers have accompanied my children, apart from one instance where a teacher teaching one instrument accompanied another instrument.
This time I have two Grade 5 exams, one per child, where the teachers can't accompany.
One teacher was confident she could find someone so once I had the exam dates I let her know and left her to organise it.
No communication between potential accompanists and the teacher soon had my blood pressure rising. So I spent yesterday and today trying to resolve it.
I played seemingly endless games of phone tennis with various people but finally got one slot sorted. This was a bit of a disaster because I had used up my best hope just getting one slot covered.
Finally today I rang the Board.
They took the whole thing very calmly and offered me alternative times, but not at my local center. I rang back my best hope and he could do the time at the other centre.
A phone call to the board changing the time and venue solved my problem.
It was a complete nightmare.
So how do other people manage?
Is shifting dates as simple as it was for me today or should it be a last resort.
I'd hate to think I'm going to have to go through this again but I guess some of Grades 6, 7 and 8 await me.
Dora (off to take a valium I think)