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Kids with teachers vs with mum

I helped chaperone an activity with my kiddos school today. It was to the beach to play games and have a sandcastle competition 🏖🏖🏖🏖🏖🏖

Of course it was all kinda strict. Kids had to wear hats, specifically school hats so they could be identified, no swimming because the teachers weren’t certified for it, staying in a specific area of the beach.

At first I thought it was so nice, getting to see my kid with her classmates and teachers and being her sweet angelic self 😇😇😇😇😇😇

Yeah… an hour in she switched to “Home Mode” and started whining at me about being bored staying in that area, wanting to swim, etc. She wasn’t alone either, there were 5 other mums there and let’s just say you could easily tell which kids were theirs. One crying about wanting a different ice cream, one constantly asking his mum to let him take his hat off. Then mine coming up to me all the time saying, “Why can’t I just swim since you can watch me???”. She was grumpy and not very understanding about it all 😂😂😂😂 I veryyyy nearly had to take her for a private chat. Then her teacher announced that I could check her out and take her if I wanted. I think she felt bad for me after all the complaining 😬😬😬😬😬😬😬

Too funny because her teacher has told me multiple times how perfectly behaved and sweet and agreeable she is 😂😂😂😂🤔🤔🤔🤔 Now she has seen “Mummy’s Edition” 😅😅😅😅😅😂😂😂😂😂

Anyway she took her hat off and ran free on the beach and we went snorkelling… life is good again for little miss Eight 😅😅😅😅😅
We hear how helpful ours are at preschool with cleaning up, being polite and what not. Then they get home and it's different
RubySoo · 51-55, F
Ive seen that happen on many school trips. I hope you dont mind me asking, but did you actually take her away from her class mates and go snorkling out of view....without the other kids knowing i mean?
Raffiki · F
@RubySoo Yes! I took her to the next beach over so they wouldn’t see :) I had her tell her friends she was going home. If they knew it would cause a lot of problems for the teachers 😬😬😬
RubySoo · 51-55, F
@Raffikilol. Yes it would! Ive been on school trips in the past where parents have bought ice cream for their own kids and let them do stuff the teachers dont let the other kids do......lots of puzzled kids!!!
Raffiki · F
@RubySoo Yeah that’s not helpful at all 😳😳😳 Luckily the mum who’s kid wanted a different ice cream to the ‘standard’ one didn’t give in and told him that was the only option…

If you’re going to chaperone on a school trip, it’s still a school trip and you have to follow the rules. I wouldn’t want other kids making their parents feel bad for not being able to come and chaperone because they see others getting special treatment 😬😬😬😬
Valerian · 100+, M
👏👏👏 🤗🤗🤗🤗 😘 🥇🏆 BEST MUM EVER!
so your daughter won, 🤔 good job mom!
Raffiki · F
@Concretedust She was hot and bothered, and she’s allowed to have feelings with me. I was dying to go in the water too. So it was a win-win.
@Raffiki i have a little sympathy for the kids whos parents werent there, who couldnt take off their hats, who couldnt go walk about, who couldnt go in the sea, my alturism goes beyond my immediate kin. When i volunteered on my sons school trips the role was to support the teachers due to lack of resources not wrap my son in cotton wool and exceptionalism 🤷‍♂️
Raffiki · F
@Concretedust It was the last half hour of a 2.5hour outing. The teachers no longer needed the help because other parents were arriving and things were fizzling out. The other kids were fine and happy playing, as far as they knew my kiddo was going home. If I could have taken them all swimming, I would have :)
Free spirited like her mumma

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