I am your quintessential best-intentioned mother. No really. Every year, I promise myself, in fact I almost swear on something holy that I will not, I repeat, I will NOT, allow myself to slip back into my notoriously lax parenting, especially when it comes to school related matters.
I lose track you see. I have three children, all of varying ages and all of varying degrees of difficulty. They all go to different schools and therefore, (and if you’re a parent you’ll instantly understand the next sentence) receive a tonne of different weekly emails.
My question to all parents is: WHEN did this happen? The constant barrage of emails updates about free dress day and some guy from far East Africa coming to speak to the students and a delay in school reports and second hand text book sales and FAR out, all I can think is how the hell did my mother get through my childhood without this many updates? I guess she just read the squished, hot messy newsletters in the bottom of our schoolbags?
All I know is that as a mother in the 21st century, I struggle to keep up. And I tell myself a lot of lies as a consequence just to feel sane. Ones I don’t intentionally make to break, it’s just that they, thus far, seem to be a bit of a continuing theme. So here are twelve lies I tell myself I’ll TOTALLY be on top of in their first week back at school.
1. I will never miss another book week costume parade.