Thursday, 13 November 2008

Conversations with a four year old - the one about school

Still drowning in a sea of attainment grades, progress grades, effort grades, interim reports, exams and full reports, but had to post this one as it seemed so appropriate:

This morning daughter was falling asleep on the stairs as I tried to put her school shoes on ready to leave.

"Why do I have to go to school every day?" she asked wearily.

"It's not every day, it's five days then the weekend" I explained.

"But I get tired before the weekend" she wailed.

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Don't we all, sweetheart?

15 comments:

The Dotterel said...

A bit like my comment (so I'm told) when being woken for my second day at school: "But I've been to school - I went there yesterday" I said, indignatly. (Apparently!)

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

... and so said all of us...

auntiegwen said...

Aawh, God love her !

Don't you wish somedays you could just say, never mind pet, let's stay at home and bake cakes and watch movies ?

I'd love to do that with mine just once for a treat

Suburbia said...

Isn't it sad that we have to send them even when they're dog tired?! My Small Sprog is exhaused too and we have another 5 weeks to go yet.
And you are feeling perky and bushy tailed of course!! ;)

Stacie said...

lol poor child.

Maggie May said...

I know just how she feels!

Mean Mom said...

Oh dear. I've often thought that it would be a better idea to have monday to friday off and work at the weekend.

blogthatmama said...

I'm right there with her...hope you're not too overwhelmed and tired yourself blogthatmamax

cheshire wife said...

After his first week at school, the brother of one of my friends said 'I've had enough of that!'

Polly said...

I think your daughter may be onto something there....!!

Jacki said...

Emma feels the same way about school. One Monday we were driving to school and she said "I don't like Mondays."

Reluctant Housewife said...

Oof. I hear that. And all I have to do is drop the off and pick them up.

Working mum said...

Auntie Gwen - I'd love to, but the thought of setting work for my classes while I'm off and then marking it when I get back makes it less attractive!

Mean Mom - great idea! I'll put it to the Governors!

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Out of the mouths of babes..... I hope you didn't shatter her illusions and tell her that this is as good as it gets and that if she thinks this is bad wait until she gets a career.....

Perhaps society will have come to its senses by the time she hits the workforce and it will have introduced a four day working week! Bless the tired wee thing.

scrappysue said...

she's so INSIGHTFUL!!! i do too!