Remember that feeling when you went to school in the wrong uniform? Well this happened my little kindy kid, Chevy, last week.
He said he thought his sport day had changed from Thursday, but he wasn’t sure. I knew they were changing sport activities (ie. from gym to dancing) that day, but I thought it was still sports uniform day. He was so unsure and thought there might be note left in his tub. I rang another Mum and she thought it was still sports uniform day (but they are in another class, so there was a slight chance we could still be wrong). In the end he decided he was happy to wear his sports uniform and off we went…
We pulled up at the school gates and he spotted 1 kid from his class who had his proper uniform on. The tears started and I told him to calm down – we’ll go home and change.
So we did.
BUT we still got it wrong.
We arrived back at the school just after the bell had gone and I walked him to his class. Chevy and the 1 kid he spotted are the ONLY 2 kids with their proper uniforms on. It was in fact still sports day.
Chevy turned pale and his lip was quivering. I said it’s ok, let me talk to the teacher. Luckily his teacher was quick enough to say it was her fault and she should have explained it better. He was fine wearing that uniform and he looked lovely…
Behind me a mother walked up with her child also in the proper uniform. She said “Oh, no, it IS sports day, I put it in the car just in case…”
WHY DIDN’T I THINK OF THAT???
The moral to the story is: if your child is unsure which uniform day it is, PUT IT IN YOUR CAR!
Dumb, blonde bimbo I am… Ha!
But luckily, he was smiling when I left and that’s all that mattered.
Did you ever have this happen to you? Did you get the dress code wrong when you were a kid? Or even as an adult?!
I hated that feeling…