Beta Mummies – We’ve Made It to Half Term!

We are approaching the first half term holiday of the school year.  How quickly did that go?!  It seems like only yesterday that I was writing about Feral Child #1’s first day at school, and now we’re already at half term.  I ponder  the gradual decline of my son’s appearance and general demeanor as fatigue sets in, on his part and mine.  I think we are all – teachers included, I’m sure – ready for a week off from the school routine to re-set and re-group before the madness of the Christmas season.

A regular reader contacted me with a very amusing message describing how her standards are slipping rapidly, week on week as term progresses.  Given that I can totally relate to this, I was inspired to draw the following doodle…

A doodle in 6 parts - one for every week of the half term.. In the first one, the child looks very neat and has all the regulation uniform etc. As the weeks go on his appearance gets worse and worse until the last week, where he is crying from exhaustion, he's lost various things, and is totally ready for the school holiday.

Can you relate?  What items have your little darlings lost/broken already this term?

Note that I have used a bit of artistic license in this doodle.  FC#1 never looked that smart even on his first day – I am a Beta Mummy after all…

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  • Mouse Moo Me Too 19/10/2016 at 7:59 am

    I imagine a last-day-of-half-term-holiday would not be received well!

  • Mackenzie Glanville 25/10/2016 at 5:44 am

    hehe so cute! I love the lost cap too! Our terms run differently here in Australia and so we are about 6 weeks left until Christmas holidays which go for 2 months! My daughter aged 9 came to me this morning as her hem has come loose on her dress, umm oh well off to school honey! I just had no time to fix it this morning plus I can’t sew very good so may wait until weekend and then I noticed dog hair on 7 year olds blazer. Yep mum of the year right here! #eatsleepblogRT

  • Sonia 25/10/2016 at 9:23 am

    We have made it to half term without losing too much -whoop, whoop! But the boy has managed to trash 3 white polo tops and both his jumpers with the sodding white board pens! These pens are the pain of my laundry ATM! They might easily rub off the white board but not even bleach will remove them from fabric!! #EatSleepBlogRT

  • Petite Pudding 29/10/2016 at 8:09 pm

    Ha ha totally relate here – we finally got regulation jumpers for them to be lost two days later FML… Luckily we don’t have to provide lunch or that would be a disaster! #eatsleepblogrt

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