Sunday, 21 October 2007

Half-Term


It's half-term and #3 son has made it through his first few weeks at school with very little incident. We are amazed and grateful at the same time and in equal amounts as we thought the change was going to be a nightmare. There have been a couple of small blips but nothing worth a mention here.

I think the person who gets most stressed out about going to school is me!

When we pick up the kids at home time we have to stand in a certain spot and when Teacher spots us she sends the appropriate kid out which is fine but, it's before that is the problem. A few minutes before the kids are due to be let out the door opens, Teacher sticks her head out and scans the parents. Her eyes darting back and forth until she spots the parent she's looking for then she steps out of the class, shuts the door behind her then strides purposefully towards her prey. I've now got all my fingers crossed chanting to myself please don't be me, please don't be me!

All eyes are now on Teacher as she strides across the playground and a huge sigh of relief goes out when she stops at a parent that isn't you. Then quiet as everyone stares at this poor parent and tries to listen to what went on during the day.

One day that parent was me!

Everyone looked, sighed and went silent as Teacher informed me that another child had bitten #3 son. What a bad parent am I?! I never asked if he was OK I was just so pleased he was bitten not the biter!

End of half-term report: #3 son doing fine but Dad must try harder!

14 comments:

DJ Kirkby said...

This post owuld be so hilarious if only it wasn't the gospel truth!

Vi vi vi vooom!!!!!!!! said...

oh I sooo know that feeling. At least you didn't get a call from the school saying he punched someone, like I did a few weeks ago!

Chopski said...

DJ; Isn't that the truth!

Vi; We did get called into school when he pushed a kids head inside a toy washing machine and was trying to slam the door shut on him.

Casdok said...

I had to smile.
Great its going well! (so far, cross fingers!)

her indoors said...

do not miss those phone calls from school! does no 3 son adapt to half term with the change in his routine?

Kahless said...

I'll never experience that one thank-goodness. When the teacher speaks to you, do you feel like they are talking to you as a school kid again? Or do you get to speak back which you couldnt do as a kid?
:-)

Chopski said...

C; I smiled, after. a long time after!

HI; He's gone back to his old playschool for the half-term and loves it there so going back to school next week might be a problem!

K; I went to school when one of the older boys was younger to watch an assembly, the headmaster came into the hall and said "Everyone with their shirt hanging out of their trousers tuck it in now!" I found myself tucking mine in!! :(

Casdok said...

Can i ask you a question???!
How do you get cotton wool in your mouth??!!

Chopski said...

C; I think it was a nappy changing experience that started it now it's any sort of wool. If I see kids with their jumper sleeve in their mouth! Gross!!

Casdok said...

I can understand that!!!

Lady in red said...

I don't miss those days when the kids teachers were intimidating and that was just the infants school. I guess I stopped being intimidated when I began helping out in the school.

Chopski said...

C; I shiver when I think about it.

L in R; I hated school and don't like it much more going back as a parent!

TK Kerouac said...

Love the look of your blog.

Chopski said...

TK; Thanks, very kind!