Posted by School Run Mum on 11/10/2010. Tags: School Run Mum
I had no idea that school would involve such massive amounts of organisation.
Although I was quite well-prepared at the start: the books, the bag, the uniform, the lunchbox, the pencil case (which, I might add, still languishes in the bottom of the bag un-used), the drink bottle….everything was bought well in advance.
Things were ironed and hung neatly in the wardrobe (and that’s a first) and I even had the foresight to charge the camera battery for those ‘First Day at Big School’ snaps, which I look forward to embarrassing my son with when he brings his first girlfriend round for tea.
But since that brief honeymoon period of, erm, about two days when I felt briefly in charge of everything and everyone, things have taken a significant turn for the worse.
Our mornings are becoming increasingly frantic as nobody wants to get up, or get dressed, or eat breakfast. The novelty of ironing small polo shirts has worn off so I face a daily panic of finding presentable clothes for the child to wear, and then there’s a packed lunch to deal with. Don’t even get me started on that.
Every day there is another letter brought home full of
vital school information: dates to remember, food allergies to be aware of, specific items to bring in on specific days, notifications about changes to dates to remember, reminders about encouraging our children to zip up their own coats…..it’s overwhelming.
My kitchen calendar and cork board (where takeaway menus are now hidden behind school notices) are straining under the pressure. And so am I, which is why I think I need a P.A. to help me with all this.
Is it just me; or is anyone else already looking forward to half-term?