Tomorrow the small people won’t be in school as it has been classed as a “Progress Day” and therefore they get the day off as the teachers are too busy conducting parent/teacher interviews.
Now, I don’t know about you, but when I was at school it was always an after school thing. It was plonked onto the end of a random Wednesday, or Thursday or whatever and after a hard day mooching about at school you got dragged out again with your parents to hear Mrs Jones drone on about how you were doing fine/needed to switch your ears on more and listen/generally keep on doing as you’re doing and get on with your work type crap.
Nowadays they manage to make a whole day out of it. Sheesh. I’d have LOVED that when I was at school. It’s an extra random holiday day tacked on, isn’t it?!
If I’d have been told “Off you go out and play for a bit, just make sure you’re back in time for the five minutes we have up at school later,” I’d have thought it was my birthday or something.
They’ll no doubt be in their element as they don’t have to go to school and instead can just stay and boot a football about outside instead.
Never mind the whole day long thing, it’s a parent’s EVENING. Giving it a fancy new name and tarting it up doesn’t make it any less so…. :-)
(I’ve now included this post in the rant fest link up over here)