How Not To Start The School Year

Junior Son is a sensitive soul and I (being a control freak) wanted the first day of the new school year…new grade… to be calm and smooth sailing. I woke everyone up early so we could get a good parking close to the gate before the mad onslaught of parents arrived. I added a brand new spider ring to his bag so that he could find it easily in the crowd. It matched his shiny brand new waterbottle. I packed a healthy recess and lunch for the day, filled with cut up veggies and humus dip, fresh fruit and healthy home baked cookies. Of course this lunch had nothing to do with me trying to impress his new teacher and make her think I was a good mother. I always send impressive lunches like this…just please don’t check his lunchbox if you happen to walk by.
So there you go…all was smooth sailing. Senior son even let me sing in the car (The Final Countdown, by Europe, if you must know) and then we got to school and there was no bag in the boot. I know. I checked a few times just to make sure. Nothing.
I left the school bag at home. Impressive lunch, keyring, waterbottle and all.

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4 Responses to How Not To Start The School Year

  1. Bert says:

    Epic fail Teacher Mum 🙂 Next time you should velcro the bags to their backs

  2. Who put those bags under my eyes says:

    Ha ha, good one!! When I have days like that I worry that my kids will fail school coz their mom isn’t up to scratch 🙂

    • TeacherMum says:

      Didn’t you know that when teachers write school reports they have a photo of the mum in front of them as they issue the grades?

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