Begin to emulate a magpie, hovering near other stations whilst you nab the good stuff. i.e. glue sticks, googly eyes and shiny paper whilst sticking out your elbows to fend off other, harassed parents attempting to push through.
Ever sat at the park and surveyed the other parents? Here’s a breakdown of the folk you’d find – which category do you find yourself in?
I tend to measure our fun in how many photos I’ve taken of the kids enjoying themselves and as I only took the one I think that sums up the experience.
The beauty of this recipe is that you can make it from storecupboard and freezer ingredients, so it’s great if you haven’t been shopping for a while. Oh, and this is just a guide, you could swap out the ingredients for similar ones.
When I was a kid I always knew what I wanted to be when I grew up – a journalist. I never wavered in this desire and by the time I was 18 I’d found an apprenticeship to that effect.
If I hear ‘I’m bored’ I tell them to find three things to entertain themselves with, or ask if they’d like to help with housework…
It’s often said it takes a village to raise a child and I don’t think that statement could be embodied in any better way than by the school experience.