Thursday, September 16, 2010

School Daze

My 6 year old daughter started in a new school this year. We've just moved back to my home town and thankfully she was accepted into our first choice school, which has been wonderful in welcoming us into the community. 'You're not going to regret this' I thought to myself when we first got the approval letter, 'we are going to be a model family. We will go to every AGM, join the parents committee, get involved with fundraising. Our daughter will be perfectly groomed and well behaved every day - this is going to be the best decision you ever made!'.
And now back to reality.
Kaya needs to take her inhaler to school and someone small has taken it from the shelf. Along with the spare one. After a half hour of searching I find half of it and stuff it in her bag. We're now late.
I get all 3 kids strapped into the car, drive to the school, park as close as I can, get all 3 out, baby in buggy, run the rest of the way and finally get to her classroom, where I see 23 of her classmates in their tracksuits whilst she is dressed in her uniform (which now I see has a yogurt stain all down the front). Kaya looks at me like I've just put the cat in the microwave.

You see, poor girl has only had 3 PE days so far this year and I have forgotten her tracksuit on, em, 2 of those days. Not good mother statistics. So, once again I have to apologise to the teacher and promise to deliver her gear asap.
Just as I leave the school I remember the inhaler so I go back to explain to the teacher that Kaya might need it today, but you know, well it's kind of broken, but nevermind hey, it still works. Kind of.
As you can imagine I'm feeling pretty flustered by this time, but I race back home, collect her kit and fly back up the school with it. Sorry Reception, sorry Teacher, sorry Class, sorry Kaya, sorry, sorry, sorry.
Is it time for a coffee yet?
So having dropped the 4 year old off to playschool (late) I finally sit down to my well earned cappuchino, and what the hell - lets have a cookie too. Mmm, cookies, I put a cookie in Kaya's lunchbox today, which is SITTING ON THE COUNTER IN THE KITCHEN.......NOOOOOOOO!!!!


  1. I'm so glad to find someone like me - in fact I am delighted to say, mayeb even worse than me! Very funny entry x

  2. Why is it that the yoghurt/toothpaste stains always happen on school photo day and you only notice when you get to school. Excellent blog!

  3. After spending all evening helping my young son with his homework and even getting up early to help him finish it, only to find it on the sofa at lunchtime, it's nice to find someone who shares the pain! Hope you enjoyed your cookies!

  4. Oh phew I'm glad it's not just me too! What a fun post.

  5. Loved this! Really funny great blog x

  6. Love it......oh god I have got all of this to "look forward to" !

  7. Thanks so much for all your comments. I have reprimanded myself with 100 lines - 'I must do better next week, I must do better next week, I must do better...'

  8. It happens to the best of us!! You're just settling in. I don't think teachers realise that it often takes us parents longer to settle in to school life than it does the kids!!

    CJ xx

  9. Oh dear so stressful isn't it? These things should be simple but they're hard and I find myself getting flustered and forgetting everything. Like you! The other mums at school seem so calm and organised, often I feel it's just me (until I read this lol!)


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