Getting ready to go back to school can bring out the most peculiar comments from Beta parent.
When there’s only 1 style of school shoe left on the shelf in the right size AND the little one is wailing into the shop assistants face as if it’s HER fault.
Beta to Alpha: Why didn’t you get them school shoes BEFORE they broke up from school for the summer?
Alpha to Beta:
When Alpha parent looks at the humongous ‘Back to School’ to do list in front of them and sighs. *To no one in particular.
Full time working Beta to full time working Alpha: You had the whole school holidays to do all that though.
Alpha to Beta: So did you!!
The shops have temporarily run out of Autumn term uniform.
Beta to Alpha: They can wear their summer uniforms. No one will notice. Right?
Following suspect huge growth spurts, Alpha insists all uniform is tried on again. Little is nearly flashing pants in new pinny.
Beta to Alpha: Why didn’t YOU buy the next size up?
Alpha to Beta: I am NOT a growth spurt psychic.
Following on from too short pinny’s.
Beta to Alpha: YOU will have to buy new ones. What a waste.
Alpha to Beta: Doh?! *Too self – of course I left them in the blinking bag with tags and hangers in tact. I’ll switch them for a larger size and the buy MYSELF something nice for a change mehehehehe!!
Following no growth spurt, littles are drowning in new uniform.
Beta to Alpha: Well done. These will do for next year too.
Alpha: *No words.
Littles to Beta: Can we have these cool lunchboxes for school??? Puuurrrrlllleeeaaaassseeee!!!!
Beta to Littles: Yes!
Alpha to Beta: They have school dinners.
On finding out the kids have school dinners.
Beta to Alpha: But I could have sworn that I packed the most epic school lunchbox last year?
Alpha: You did. For a couple of school trips.
The week before school starts back.
Beta to Alpha: Was there homework to do?
Alpha to Beta: Glares towards elaborate projects lined up in a row.
Sunday night, before the first week back to school.
Beta to Alpha: When does school start back?
Alpha to Beta:
On finding out school indeed starts back tomorrow.
Beta to Alpha: Oh thank goodness for that. I think I need a holiday to recover from their summer holidays!
Good luck everyone!