I just had to add that yesterday I committed the number 1 school parent error: Maxi-Taxi went to school in school uniform on a mufti day.
If it wasn’t bucketing down with rain. If it wasn’t 8.58am. If I didn’t have another boy in tow (the slowest boy in the world) to schlep into his kinder classroom. If I didn’t have Badoo under one arm, an umbrella in the other and both eyes on Cappers as she skipped her way along in her pink gingham rain jacket and matching umbrella. If things had been different I might have zipped him home to change or at least sprung a fresh set on him at recess. I did not.
I fretted all day.
He skipped out at 3pm, big smiles. “Mum, it’s really cool to wear your uniform on mufti day. Everyone thought I was great!”.
Delayed shame will hit one day. But for now, phew, I’m off the hook.