Today was the first day back at school for my two and I was a bit gutted because I had to be at work for 8am this morning, I left strict instructions with Mr Frugal to make sure he took the customary back to school photo and e mail it to me at work so I could have a proud mummy moment.
I was so organised (which is not like me at all) that last night before bed, I lovingly ironed their uniform and labelled every item with my trusty sharpie. I laid out everything they needed on the settee so when they got up this morning all they needed to do was get washed and dressed.
Before I went to work this morning I laid out the breakfast things and made their packed lunches and I even moved both book bags to next to the front door.
Everything should have gone like clockwork and I should be proudly showing off my two beautiful, smart children…. However, somehow it didn’t go to plan and the photo I recieved at work was not quite what I’d hoped for (although they’re still beautiful lol):
Working from the bottom up we have Master Frugal in his Ben 10 trainers and Miss Frugal in her spotty socks, there is a distinct lack of school jumpers on both of them and Miss Frugal has done her own hair and managed to put a slide in although I think she forgot to introduce it to the hairbrush this morning. They have their packed lunches but forgot their bookbags – they must have literally stepped over them to get out of the door!
Despite looking like little ragamuffins they had a good first day back although Master Frugal is a little shocked that he is expected to work now that he’s in Year1 – ‘It’s not like Reception Mam, they make you work all day!’ and Miss Frugal has cleverly managed to lose her packed lunch box and forget her coat.
To give you an idea of what this picture should have looked like, this is their last school photo:
So I’ve learned a valuable lesson today (and I didn’t even need to go to school for it)…. If you want something doing properly, Do it yourself!
Bonus – I’ve just remembered that the theme for the Gallery this week is Back to school (I told you I always left it late) so I can use this post 😉