Monday, 14 June 2021

9 things that annoy me about being a school parent!

Hey readers,

As a parent, it can be lovely but also moments of pure irritation and there are few elements of being a school parent that is really annoying so below I have discussed them. 

9 things that annoy me about being a school parent!

1. Homework. 

Of course, homework had to be at the top. I think homework should be banned for primary school children, it is just constant work and trying to get kids motivated.

 Yes, some love it but my kids hate having to do something that is forced upon them. It is stressful for everyone and a lot of pressure for parents which could potentially cause conflict in the home. 

2. Paperwork. 

If homework isn't enough to deal with you always seem to have constant letters and paperwork to fill out. 

You also have to remember to do it and return it. I cannot trust my child to hand it in as it will be in the back when it gets home after school even though you have asked them to hand it in.

 So, trying to remember water bottles, getting kids out of the door, and safely to school have to remember to hand in that dame slip on time, grrrr!

3. Cash.

Ok, these pro-covid times but having to have cash, who has cash???? I only tend to have my money card. You need short change as well to pay for stuff such as tickets or raffles. 

Normally it is at the end of the day where you completely forget to go to the cashpoint before picking up your darling children. 

4. Other parents.

Do I need to say anymore! Jokes though serious I don't understand playground dynamics, can't really be arsed with cliques. 

I just can't be bothered to hear about people's opinions on their little darlings. I am already fucked being autistic and yet again feel like an outsider. 

5. Headlice.

This is something once your kids hit school will receive frequent letters informing you that there is a case of headlice. 

I am already itching thinking about it. Plus if you have already treated your child and got rid of the little sods there will be another child in their class who for whatever reason still has nits and you bet your child will come home the same day with them.

 I may as well just through money down the drain with the amount sometimes we have to buy on head lice treatment.

6.  Being on time. 

Yes once you finally remember everything and your child is ready to leave and then just like that they forget something at the very last minute. 
Or if you are walking at a reasonable pace but you have to constantly shout hurry up we are going to be late because your little darlings won't stop dawdling behind. 

7. Dates.

Having to remember all these dates such as parent's day, sats, after school club, extra meetings with teachers, listening to lectures on how to help your child learn the time's tables, on it goes. It just never stops with the dates flying at you.

8. Dress-up day.

I bloody hate it because I have to fork out extra money for one day or use my imagination which is something I am not good at so extra ball achy don't really need. 

So, is there anything that I have missed off the list that annoys you as a school parent? Love to hear your thoughts in the comment section down below.

Cheers for reading X

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  1. My youngest son has just finished school and I am delighted that I never have to argue with him about schoolwork ever again! #MMBC

  2. I hate dress up days! I normally send them is something homemade, but all the other parents have gone out a brought these amzing outfits etc, and My child then looks a right scruff. #MMBC

  3. Oh yes! I found myself nodding along to all of this!
    My youngest asked for 50p the other week for a non-uniform day and I had to raid the change jar and she had to go with 10ps.
    My youngest hasn't had headlice for years. I've said it now, I bet she catches them. lol x

  4. I was nodding along to all of them, but paperwork...eeek! I'd forgotten about the ton of forms I have to fill in for my Little Man's transition to his new school. I better get on with it, thanks for reminding me.

  5. I homeschooled my boys up until this past year when my middle son decided to head to high school and I am still nodding along with some of these! (thankfully not the headlice or playground dynamics).

  6. Homework is top of my list too - especially in primary school, along with headlice. That was one of the good things about homeschooling during Covid - not having to constantly do nit checks! Having to constantly have change has become more annoying since Covid as I use cash less these days. Being on time is less of a battle for us as our clock is deliberately set a few minutes fast and we go with the time on the clock for getting out of the door which helps give us some wriggle room. #MMBC

  7. 4&5 are big ones....and when does 5 finally stop????? #FortheloveofBLOG

  8. Aggghhh The dress up days! Thankfully our school send letters digitally now and forms are via google forms. Thanks for linking up to #fortheloveofblog

  9. Agree with all of this, although I think I hate dress up more than homework, also, head lice=bad threadworms=worse! #fortheloveofblog

  10. As a teacher, I am not a fan of paperwork but it is no fun when you send out email after email for simple stuff and get nothing back. The school has to have the paperwork to avoid getting sued.

  11. I agree with all of these. Aa a fellow autistic person I too struggle with the playground dynamics. I'm not adverse to homework but agree it shouldn't be for primary aged children- let them be little and enjoy some freedom after school.

    Katrina x

  12. Agree with all of this! And yes the admin is insane - like I need a full time PA to keep up with it all!!! #fortheloveofblog

  13. I would add sports day to this list - the most mind numbingly boring day on the school calendar in my opinion! Thanks so much for linking up with #fortheloveofblog

  14. This made me howl with laughter! It's the Parentmails for me. All the bloody Parentmails. So many that you miss them because they become like an email version of white noise that your brain blocks out.
    ....or that just me?!!

  15. Oh. those pesky headlice. makes me glad that my children are no longer in school#kcacols@_karendennis

  16. As a teacher this made me chuckle. #kcacols

  17. Def headlice and dress up days. And gold coin days - which for my youngest seemed to be every week. Not adverse to giving money to charity but bill me in a lump sum. This having to scrounge around for coins all the time did my head in. And relpy to all. A class email turns into 30 when peoplereply all "Yes, I'll be there' or "No I can't" - #KCACOLS

  18. Also popping by from #KCACOLS

    Katrina x