Thanks to the joy of Inset days today marks the end of school term the second. And that puts us 71 days into the 195 day stretch – or 36.4 per cent through the school year.
So what have we all learned, apart from being able to read and write a bit more?
- If we’re not downstairs with toast in the toaster by 8am, the next 30 minutes will be chaos
- High vis vests (part of the uniform, apparently) have a life of their own, disappearing for weeks on end before returning with no explanation on where they’ve been
- Despite best intentions, we don’t sit down and read with both girls every night
- And that’s because school is all consuming, and giving them a break from stuff from time to time pays huge dividends
- School dinners are fantastic. Except when they give daughter with coeliac disease sausages with gluten in them and she throws up
- But they’re still brilliant as making a packed lunch every morning is. so. so. so. so. boring.
- The school’s office manager is brilliant and our biggest ally in making it through the term
- Patent leather school shoes may seem tacky in September, but they’re still shining in December and I haven’t had to get the polish out once
- I can’t create a hairstyle that isn’t a ponytail
- And I can’t iron pleated skirts, despite lots of practice
- You can never have enough loose change for after school tat sales
I’ve also learned a lot about blogging in the last 71 days, but I still haven’t worked out if anyone is actually reading these posts, apart from Austrian Tim.
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