As you might know, my eldest frill Eloise started school this year, I've had a huge initiation into the 'ways of school' and my littlest frills Laura and Olivia starting school next year it's like our whole lifestyle has changed dramatically. So I thought I'd summarise my experiences so far, in a lighthearted way for those of you there, and some of you on your way..
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You know you're a parent of school aged children when...
1. No weekday morning would be complete without you been frustrated, annoyed or nagging (or all three) in some capacity.
2. You have more pieces of paperwork in your 'to-do' file than you ever had at work. And it seems to multiply. Daily.
3. Homework is something that seems like it's not really for the kids, but for you.
4. You wonder where the hours in the day goes, and really it can't be 6 hours since drop off already?
5. Lunchbox warfare is ever-present. Either you struggle to get your kid to eat their lunch or you struggle to think of things to put in it, or have to listen to 'Timmy gets a lunch order/insane amounts of sugar every day, why can't I?'
6. You leave the school some mornings wondering how the HECK Teachers do it - 30 x 5 year olds doesn't seem like my idea of fun.
7. All that 'free-time' you thought you'd have when you sent the kids to school is taken up with volunteering and doing stuff AT school.
8. You realise just how vast the parenting approach is.
9. You do a quick mental calculation and summise those school uniform manufacturers are making an absolute killing for what you pay for school uniforms - just to replace the 2,300,031 hats that your child has lost in one has made a dent in your superannuation.
10. You meet other parents that you form wonderful friendships with!
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