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?
Despite all this, I still had the urge to move. I’ve got wobbly bits which have wobbly bits and frankly, I’ve had enough. I’m 33 and I need this body to work for the next 60 years, eating chocolate isn’t going to be the answer.
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.
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.