I was greeted not by smiling, laughing, standing children - But by three blank stares.
I could have just sat down and pretended like nothing happened - But oh no - I had to go another round.
"Come on girls, sing with me! ... Get up, stand up! Stand up for your rice!"
Three blank stares.
Then Miss V rolled her eyes at me.
Then Miss J said, "That's not how it goes, mum."
Then Miss F said, "Ye-ah.. And you're not a'sposed to stand up when you're eating."
Yeah - Duh, mum!