According to a recent survey by Sainsburys, the average school run mum spends approximately £60 on shoes and new clothes to impress at the school gates when the children go back to school, and get a haircut especially. Then spend up to 25 minutes perfecting their make up.
Who ARE these people they have surveyed?! It certainly wasn’t me. An average school run in this household goes something like this:
-Up and out of bed at 7.15am, along with 4 year old who generally gets up around this time too.
- go downstairs and fall over 8 year old who’s already up and sprawled over the floor in living room writing little notes/drawing in his book. (Anyone would think we didn’t have a perfectly good table.)
- Have first cup of tea of morning, just to banish grumpy half asleep woman into oblivion and make my eyelids open properly as opposed to two little slits.
- Ask the two little ‘uns what they want for breakfast. “Toast please!” Put toast on plates. “I’ve changed my mind, I don’t want it anymore!” Tough, it’s been made you’re having it now. (Ditto for when it’s cereal or whatever.)
-Uniforms put on , or in the case of the 8 year old threaten to take him to school in his pyjamas if he doesn’t stop messing around and JUST. GET. DRESSED.
Then have a mad half hour trying to find bookbags that were all laid out the night before and now mysteriously moved.
Shoes supposed to be put by the door so we know where they are, have blatantly not been and can usually be found somewhere random like underneath the kitchen table, or down the side of the sofa.
-Head off out the door 8.25am to go to school.
8.27am heading back inside because even though the bookbag was planted INTO the 8 year old’s hand, he’s STILL managed to leave it behind.
So where are all these yummy mummies with all this spare time in a morning?! Show of hands please……..