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The first week of school has nearly broken me. I was early on day one, and it was downhill from then on. I have been late, forgotten a box (which had to be filled with stuff they like) for sharing time, didn't take her own milk in until day 2, I cried on day 1 and pretty much had no sleep and ate crap all week. I'm now sat on my billy no mates own whilst Mike is at the gym. And I am seriously going to bed in 10 minutes.
Who is with me? When does it become less exhausting as a parent?
Massive hats of to all of you. Here is to #therealityofparenting and #workingatbeingabetteradult


  • 18w ago mother_freckle mother_freckle

    @zmh1 😘😘 I bloody hope so haha!

  • 18w ago its_upsanddowns its_upsanddowns

    It gets easier I promise, my eldest is 10 and in primary 6, middle just turned 3 and stared nursery and then I've got them wee dude. Invest in a white board or an online diary. As soon as I get the school newsletter I put all the dates in to keep me right. You will get there I promise :) We are 6 years into school and we've not ballsed it up yet Cx

  • 18w ago zmh1 zmh1

    @mother_freckle I honestly mean it! My oldest two are 18 months apart. Tough times πŸ˜‚ They are now both upstairs, 9 and 11, putting our bonus ball (Eliza, 2) to bed! Xxx

  • 18w ago dear.younger.self dear.younger.self

    @mother_freckle A to the MenπŸ€˜β€πŸ‘ˆ

  • 18w ago coffee.for.lynne coffee.for.lynne

    We are 5 weeks into the school term- we are all frazzled πŸ˜– thank goodness we have an extra long weekend- no school Mon & Tues πŸ™ŒπŸΌ x

  • 18w ago workingmumslife workingmumslife

    @mother_freckle I'll be there βœ‹πŸ»πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜

  • 18w ago youbabymemummy youbabymemummy

    Hope you have a restful weekend x

  • 18w ago letstalkmommy letstalkmommy

    Oh bless next week is another week babes

  • 18w ago jillian_ali1986 jillian_ali1986

    I brought the baby up to bed at 7, lay down and we've been here ever since πŸ™ˆ. The school thing does get easier over time. At least I can still get the letters out the bag of my 5yo. So I have half a chance of remembering to send him in with what school have requested. Dread it when he's older and I'm not allowed to look in his bag! No hope then! Xx

  • 18w ago jaimelyns_ jaimelyns_

    Honey just roll with it .... , 😜she won't remember the box of forgotten bits x she will remember the lovely times you spend with her !! And getting easier.... it doesn't , you just handle it better xx

  • 18w ago iamironflan iamironflan

    @mother_freckle ah me too!! Literally was a last minute larry getting her school shoes the day before she went back and Clarks only had 1 set of shoes in her size πŸ™ˆ #lessonlearnt. I'm sure you will be fine next week, it's just getting back into the ol rigmarole of it all. If all else fails #wingit haha xx

  • 18w ago musingsofamother musingsofamother

    We are on week 2 and I'm still failing on most levels. Although that's nothing new! We are down 1 pair of trousers, 2 polo shirts, a ripped shirt, 1 lunch box, 1 food tech portion of soup left at school and I forgot to put football boots and football socks in the boys kit bags (but did walk back to school with their shin pads which quite frankly were useless with out the other items πŸ™ˆ)

  • 18w ago homewiththebuckleys homewiththebuckleys

    Oh god. The thought of school is giving me anxiety already and it's 5 years away. Sending all the love. And gin!

  • 18w ago mummythecancerslayer mummythecancerslayer

    One at uni this week.....never becomes easy babe πŸ˜©πŸ˜‚

  • 18w ago sparklesandstretchmarks sparklesandstretchmarks

    Omg im finding it all so exhausting!!!

  • 18w ago beccawilsonhall beccawilsonhall

    Oh honey! Here's to a better week next week! Hope you have a relaxing weekend. Xxx

  • 18w ago theoplusgrace theoplusgrace

    2 days of the school run was enough. In the rain. Hideous. It can only get better can't it?

  • 18w ago iamalisonperry iamalisonperry

    I FEEL YOUR PAIN. The life admin that goes with school is crazy. I'm always dropping balls all over the place. I'm sure the other mums think I'm a total failure πŸ˜‚

  • 18w ago whatkatysaiduk whatkatysaiduk

    Ours has been ok besides me being late for pickup 2 of the days πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • 18w ago mum_of_four_ratbags mum_of_four_ratbags

    Good luck lovely! It was my Florences first week of school too. πŸ˜€ I've got two more weeks of her doing half days (what's that about?) so three school runs every day, y'know cos i love dragging myself off the couch every three hours 😣 and next week the oldest one is doing swimming for two weeks so that's another thing to remember to have ready each day! First world problems like but still I'll be glad when October comes 😊

  • 18w ago labird labird

    It takes time adjusting to a new routine and way of life for both of you! Don't be hard on yourself. And to encourage you, I'm a reception teacher and lots of my class still haven't brought in their shoe box! πŸ˜‰

  • 18w ago shopbyonemamaoneshed shopbyonemamaoneshed

    Yep I was in bed by 8.40 last night. It really is exhausting!

  • 18w ago emmaplusthree emmaplusthree

    Yep, I'm feeling the same 😩

  • 18w ago _foodie_n_fitness _foodie_n_fitness

    I Hear you! My twins started this week too. I've already lost a pair of trousers, shrunk ALL their school socks in the tumble drier and was late to pick them up πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„ To add to that I've been ill so pick up in the sodding rain has been a joy and the kids are SO exhausted they're in a foul mood. So obviously a 5am start today is what they decided was a good idea 😫😫

  • 18w ago gingermumstyle gingermumstyle

    Im the dunce of all the school mums, always forgetting forms, begging a place for stuff at the last minute πŸ˜‚ I get there in the end though πŸ˜‚

  • 18w ago northernmam northernmam

    I did the same @mother_freckle forgetting the list of likes/dislikes AND emergency contact number! I've been emotionally drained dealing with a child crying cos she doesn't want to go to school.

  • 18w ago bemsmem18 bemsmem18

    But you got through it!

  • 18w ago mummyadventure mummyadventure

    Ed managed to take Dylan to school on Wednesday and forget his shoes!

  • 18w ago sophobsessed sophobsessed

    Oh gosh sounds manic!

  • 18w ago whathannahdidnext whathannahdidnext

    Ah what a week! I've done so many things, including missing the memo on 3 non school uniform days on the trot when Elliot started. On the 2nd time I cried as I was at work and felt so gutted for him and the 3rd time, I sped back to the school with a batman costume! It's all good fun πŸ˜‚πŸ˜© x

  • 18w ago lolalew73 lolalew73

    I'm mum to a 16 yr old 19 and 3 year old!! Your week... I like the sound of it! Makes me feel normal for all these years!! And I'm just about to start the whole thing again with Lola! ✊🏻 keep it up woman! I'm with you on all of the above and more!! You're human. Come back to me when you forget to order the leavers hoody in year 11! Yep I did! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ you will too! Yay!

  • 18w ago mywinterandjonah mywinterandjonah

    Haha, so glad I'm not the only one

  • 18w ago 4_kids_and_a_husband 4_kids_and_a_husband

    Hahaha I'm joining your club.....πŸ˜­πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

  • 18w ago tobyandroo tobyandroo

    Me too... but we're still here!

  • 18w ago mrs_hs_fav_things mrs_hs_fav_things

    I can't believe that the school run is now my life. I hope you have a better week next week. 😘

  • 18w ago toddlertoolsuk toddlertoolsuk

    New school run Mum here too! Although we were majorly early every day as I am sooooo paranoid about late mark's and mini TT being in trouble for my laziness 😴😬

  • 18w ago gingerlillytea gingerlillytea

    Oh bless you! I work at the school so actually have to be there nearly a whole hour early!! Every morning is a killer 😳

  • 18w ago makedoandpush makedoandpush

    I've found the same here this week!

  • 17w ago kikiblahblah kikiblahblah

    Oh no!!! Well I'm hoping that when my youngest is a teen... they'll all just fight amongst each other but they'll be old enough to want to leave me out of it πŸ˜‚

  • 15w ago ruranimashnaidu ruranimashnaidu


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