|A working mother's lot
||[Feb. 28th, 2007|09:46 am]
It's World Book Day tomorrow. Now, it's a very worthy thing and I'm all in favour of encouraging kids to read more, and the book token is nice, but... BUT...|
Why do the kids have to go to school dressed as a book character?! The angst at the school gate as parents try (at three day's notice) to come up with costumes. Me, for example. My two have finally decided who they want to be, so I now have to go in search of a Hermione cloak (which they don't seem to be making at the moment) plus Gryffindor accessories, stuff to make my 10-year-old look like Alex Rider (erm... such as?) or failing all that two red T-shirts and a can of blue hair spray so they can be Thing 1 and Thing 2. Without it all costing more than a tenner. And it's peeing down with rain.
This is on top of me digging chunks of soil out of the garden this morning for Child #2's science project, searching out images of Surrealist art for same child's art project, and running around finding trainers that Child #1 needs that are the same as his friends' so he won't feel, to quote, 'like a dork' and that still fit the school's specifications.
And I'm going to do my paying work, when exactly?
Best go to it, then. Oh, look. It's stopped raining. That's alright, then...