Year 7 - how much stuff has your DC lost so far?

(99 Posts)
sandyballs Tue 25-Sep-12 07:51:17

DD lost a blouse, a set of pens and a lunch box within the first week. This morning she can't find her entire PE kit that she took to school yesterday, she says it could have been left on the bus or at school. No lockers at school and nowhere to leave anything. It's driving me mad.

If she doesn't find the kit it will cost about £70 to replace. I've told her I'm not just going to go out and buy a new one and she has gone off in tears with a pair of knackered old trainers that don't fit and plain shorts and t shirts without school logo which she can wear for a few weeks while she saves up. Harsh or a lesson to learn?

And breathe ....... so cross at how careless she is and how she doesn't seem to give a flying fig!

I should add that she's very sporty and is doing trials for various teams at the moment which probably means that she won't do well with too small trainers and the schools will possibly not pick her as she isn't in correct uniform sad

In the first term of year 7 my DS lost a bag, a pencil case, a calculator, a coat, a pair of football boots, a set of house keys and an oyster card.

And he had to replace those things himself.

sandyballs Tue 25-Sep-12 08:33:56

I agree they should pay for it, too easy for them if we just replace it.

LIZS Tue 25-Sep-12 08:44:59

pe shirt lost on Day 3 ,not yet returned but probably sitting in another gril's kit bag hmm

ll31 Tue 25-Sep-12 08:59:23

Given what you say about trials I'd replace it once-if she's that sporty surely you'll need more than one kit. .. would never send child out in too small shoes unless I couldn't't replace them financially-think that's just mean tbh

sandyballs Tue 25-Sep-12 10:46:24

the small trainersr were grabbed in panic this morning as the bus pulled up

seeker Tue 25-Sep-12 10:50:02

My tough year 7 boy was in floods of tears this morning because he left his blazer and tie in the changing rooms yesterday. We went in together early and a very lovely PE teacher was there and she found them for him- and he burst into tears again. She gave him a cuddle- lovely to know they can still be kind even at secondary school.

seeker Tue 25-Sep-12 10:52:36

OP- reading what you said about trials, I think you're being a bit harsh. I'd agree if it was just ordinary PE - but I wouldn't risk her not being picked for a team.

Oh seeker that is lovely. DS1 would have cried then had a sleepless night until he found them again and he's Year 9. grin

DS1 has (tempts fate) lost nothing yet. shock

Ah seeker that's so lovely.

My year 7 dd cried when she lost her English folder with her homework in, she never loses anything

I went to the bus lost propery with her and when it was there she started crying again and the woman at the lost property gave her a hug and a quality street.

LittenTree Tue 25-Sep-12 11:12:49

DS2 came home without his £30 coat yesterday. He may have left it in M3. Or H4. Or in his Tutor room......

I knew summink was amiss when I got in at 6.30pm last night and found DH, DS1 and DS2 all quietly in separate rooms... DS1 was quick to 'dob' DS2, but it appears that DH 'went off on one' about it. He is unable to differentiate minor irritations from major catastrophes at the best of times in terms of reaction, so this had him in a tail spin. This effectively removes my opportunity for some 'life learning' to take place, like a) a bit of a lecture about leaving stuff around in secondary school, and b) an action plan to attempt to retrieve it, as a) will cause DS2 to burst into tears thus he won't hear any of b); but b) without a) only teaches that it's all OK, Mummy Will Sort it Out.

Thanks, DH.

jeee Tue 25-Sep-12 11:17:52

One lunch box - left on train as she gathered up four other bags/hockey sticks and miscellaneous junk. Too expensive to get from lost property, as we'd have to go to a central London station two hours away (£20 train ticket), and pay £3 admin fee.

One pair shorts - vanished from her PE bag. As I suspect they were 'borrowed' they may eventually rematerialise in lost property.

Blu Tue 25-Sep-12 11:18:03

LitenTree -Sympathies re your DH's handling of it.

DS has lost his geometry set - much bombastic lecturing at length by DP about how DS will have to pay to replace it...when DS was never imagining anything different.

So unhelpful.

I hope the coat is found, presumably it is named? Fingers crossed.

the whole thing of no lockers is v hard for them.

It is ridiculous to have no lockers.
My dd is in year 10. Today she has to carry about an enormous A3 English folder that doesn't fit in her bag, her art folder, again won't fit in the bag, her PE kit, trainers and football boots for after school football club.

Although I did suggest she may need a bigger bag and was given the "look of disgust and disdain" that only 14 year old girls can do so effectively.

seeker Tue 25-Sep-12 11:31:35

I was so outraged about the absence of lockers I thought about asking the PTA to consider buying some. Then I found out how much they cost..........sad

amck5700 Tue 25-Sep-12 11:38:17

Touch wood, nothing so far!! but our new High School kids are older up here. My P7 however has managed to lose 2 right handed ski gloves in the last 3 weeks!!

They took the lockers out at DS1's previous school as there wasn't enough room for them. sad

At his new school he has a locker and it has made things so much easier for him.

Tingalingle Tue 25-Sep-12 11:38:59

DS (yr 10) has a locker.

Sadly it's only big enough for one of his trainers at a time.

I suspect an art folder wouldn't fit in there, somehow.

amck5700 Tue 25-Sep-12 11:41:45

My son has no locker as he forgot to give me the note to apply for one and there are none left. His problem now.

LilyBolero Tue 25-Sep-12 11:59:26

School jumper left on bus, not at lost property sad

Otherwise not too bad. The bus pass is the thing I will be angry if he loses, all £52 per month of it...

Blu Tue 25-Sep-12 12:11:01

Lockers temporarily removed from DS's school as it is one of the schools salvaged at the last minute from the schools buildings programme, and the building works mean no locker space. they will be re-instated next year, I hope.

LittenTree Tue 25-Sep-12 13:14:29

We have lockers, but the school is on a big campus (1400 DC) so the locker is frequently miles away, and as they appear to need to have all their PE kit in school at once, the locker is full of that. I wish they had pegs as well but I do get that they're theft magnets. I don't quite understand what a DC is supposed to do with a sopping wet raincoat all day when they have to carry it around with them- thus no one older than Y7 wears a coat to school at all, come rain, shine or snow.

Guess that solves the 'losing it' problem grin!

minesawine Tue 25-Sep-12 13:23:29

On day 3 my DS lost his £30 rugby top. I went crazy and had words with him and the next day he brought it home which was great, until I went to wash it at the weekend. He had found not his own top but some huge XXL sized rugby top that was dirty and smelly and looked like a dress on him. He had actually worn the top for PE that week even though it was past his knees. He looked ridiculas but said that nobody had said anything to him, not even the PE teacher. It was so funny.

I looked in lost property and there was his top. The giant rugby 'dress' was left in there.

PropositionJoe Tue 25-Sep-12 13:39:40

Shouldn't he have been the one to go to lost prop though?

PropositionJoe Tue 25-Sep-12 13:40:44

Oh hang on - your DS has been having a tough time I think? Scrap that.

LittenTree Tue 25-Sep-12 15:15:43

No, I'd go to lost property myself if a £30 coat or rugby shirt was at stake, thanks, especially considering that some parents regard the LP as a version of Freecycle...

teacherwith2kids Tue 25-Sep-12 15:46:35

Nothing ..... yet!

PropositionJoe Tue 25-Sep-12 17:28:11

I wouldn't. But the one at my sons' school is run by a nice lady with a notebook and is only open at lunchtimes, so maybe it's a bit different.

flaime Tue 25-Sep-12 18:41:56

My DD left her jumper behind yesterday and it was freezing this morning. Despite my protests she went off to the bus stop in just a thin blouse this morning because 'coat's aren't cool and I've got an umbrella if it rains' hmm

Luckily it was in the lost property but I think she only looked to stop me nagging, not because she was cold grin

pointythings Tue 25-Sep-12 20:13:16

Nothing yet <jinxes self>. But DD has a locker, which helps, and she lost a lot of stuff last year which I made her pay for (but without blowing up about it). I think she may have learned from that.

seeker Tue 25-Sep-12 20:39:51

I think they should have have as much help as they will let you give at first. It's Year7, not Adulthood BootCamp!

lirael Tue 25-Sep-12 20:50:45

His door keys, locker key and watch - from the PE safe room! shock But to be fair he'd forgotten them at the end of the lesson and one of the teachers put them in an even safer room, but didn't tell him or anyone else. It took a couple of days of chasing but he got them back. Since then, a few pens and his tie yesterday ( "it was in my hand and now ....( looks blankly at hand) it's not"). Not bad considering he used to come out of primary school EVERY DAY having forgotten something.

minesawine Tue 25-Sep-12 21:48:20

PropositionJoe - You are right, he did have a tough start but is starting to settle down and will be ok. I hope!

I went to find the rugby top in lost property because I wanted to make sure he brought back his top and not some other random shirt. And I didnt want to spend £30 on a new one.

However, the kid gloves have come off and he has to step his game up or face the consequences.

sandyballs Tue 25-Sep-12 21:56:14

Thanks for replies. Reassuring to see there are a few losing things. I've gone through yesterday's timetable with DD and she is going to retrace her steps tom. I've also emailed the bus company.

Suddenly occurred to me that DD is now same shoe size as me so she now has trainers that fit, not cool though apparently although I think they are grin. Her twin sister has PE different days so we are alternating kit, much to her sisters disgust!

TheOriginalSteamingNit Wed 26-Sep-12 14:24:23

Just a hockey sock, which I've given up hope of seeing again!

JenaiMarrHePlaysGuitar Wed 26-Sep-12 15:10:08

Nit, PE socks are £2.50 or something at Sports Direct. Which I only realised once I'd shelled out eight British pounds for a pair in the school outfitters, like an idiot.

TheOriginalSteamingNit Wed 26-Sep-12 15:12:49

Yes, same! hmm

takeonboard Wed 26-Sep-12 15:18:33

DS has lost a library book he has been given 2 options by the librarian:
1. pay the school for the book
2. buy another in good condition ( not necessarily new)

He had a meltdown last night when I told him he will be paying for it.

I have looked in the local 2nd hand book shops, but they don't have it, neither do Amazon warehouse...any ideas where I can get cheap new or second hand books? smile

Her twin sister has PE different days so we are alternating kit, much to her sisters disgust!
This made me LAUGH!!!

(DD is in reception - everything is coming home thus far!)

PestoSandalissimos Wed 26-Sep-12 15:44:11

DD2 lost her water bottle, it was a lovely one from Steamer Trading. Her mentor said he'd ask the cleaner if she'd seen it.. and was told she'd thrown it away shock

On Friday she left her ukulele at school, but fortunately said mentor kindly locked it in his cupboard over the weekend and she brought it home safely on Monday. smile

CockyPants Wed 26-Sep-12 15:44:44

DD in yr 2 age 6. So far..
A library book. (Jessie the lyrics fairy...)
A swim hat
A broken navy velvet uniform headband
So far....

Lynned Wed 26-Sep-12 15:58:50

Both buttons off his blazer, apparently pulled off by another kid!

TobyLerone Wed 26-Sep-12 16:10:46

DS started Y7 last year and I was fully expecting him to lose half of his stuff. Shockingly, he didn't.

DD started Y7 this year and has also managed not to lose anything. I am amazed, and I realise I have now tempted fate. She has, however, managed to get 2 detentions, both on the same day.

bumpybecky Wed 26-Sep-12 16:31:32

can I join in from the other side? In my lost property cupboard I currently have...

1 copy of Danny Champion of the World
1 pair of trainers
2 pairs of baseball boots (converse type things)
2 pe fleeces
2 pairs of socks
2.5 pairs of gloves
2 umbrellas
1 lanyard 'I love jesus' with no keys attached
4 pe polo shirts
2 hoodies (not uniform)
12 school jumpers
about 25 coats
1 enormous pair of waterproof winter trousers, mens XL size

none of which is named of course! hmm

Katryn Wed 26-Sep-12 16:46:38

DS Lost oyster card and pair of socks so far- not bad.

DrSeuss Wed 26-Sep-12 17:42:07

A plea from a teacher for names on EVERYTHING! Can't even begin to help you if I can't tell which one belongs to your child.

frazzledbutcalm Wed 26-Sep-12 19:52:15

Hi all, not year 7 but ...
In reception class the children had had PE. All children dressed, teacher holds up a pair of boys undies ... Which boy do these undies belong to? .. Cue 15 boys all dropping their trousers to check if they had undies on or not!! grin

Thought it might give you all a smile smile

EcoLady Wed 26-Sep-12 20:21:55

Uniform sweatshirt was lost after PE at the start of week 2. Didn't turn up in lost property. Wasn't found in changing rooms later.

Reappeared in PE changing rooms 10 days later! Phew :-) Looks like someone took it home in error and slipped it back without saying anything.

lirael Wed 26-Sep-12 20:51:03

TakeonBoard - try abebooks (online).
frazzled - gringrin

AllPastYears Wed 26-Sep-12 21:07:51

Outrageous to have no lockers/cloakrooms I think. They have to carry it all to school, lug it round all day (including at lunch?) and then home again. Poor kids!

And maybe she needs to learn a lesson, but kids do lose stuff. I think I'd compromise - £70 is a huge amount for an 11 year old.

takeonboard Wed 26-Sep-12 21:47:32

thanks lirael I am off to look at abebooks now!

nbee84 Wed 26-Sep-12 21:48:20

Unfortunately they don't always grow out of it. DS is 1st year at uni and lost his wallet in his 1st week! Talked him through what to do, but left him to do it all.

nbee84 Wed 26-Sep-12 21:49:20

grin @ frazzled

Lyftiduft Wed 26-Sep-12 22:16:37

takeonboard have you tried ebay?

sandyballs Wed 26-Sep-12 22:18:30

Thanks for replies, I'm obv not the only stressed mum about lost stuff!

Despite going through timetable yest to retrace steps, DD forgot,today! Inset day Tom but fri I told her I'm getting the bus with her and her friends and going into school to search for lost kit. DD horrified but I told her yest I would do this if no kit appeared so feel I need to carry it through grin

marriedinwhite Wed 26-Sep-12 22:54:13

Over the years DS (now 17) has lost: umpteen trainers, football boots, sock, cricket hat, cricket spikes, rucksacks, school books, a wheelie bag full of a terms work just before exams, numerous coats, at least 10 oyster cards, three sets of keys, at least three £10 notes I know about, numerous ties, shoes, two mobile phones, a violin, umpteen bits of PE kit, swimming goggles, swimming towels, etc., etc.. It is irritating but I will never change him. Ultimately, I still tell him the most important thing to come home is him and he must never ever be worried about coming home because he has lost something. Some of it has turned up, ie, one phone, the violin and the wheelie bag, some of it seems to do the rounds and we have bits of kit with many labels in this house, and are stalwart supporters of the 2nd hand uniform sales where I can pick up much of what he loses for pennies.

DD (14) has lost an Alfie and Annie Rose book and one blouse and on both occasions was absolutely devastated and sobbed all the way home.

I don't know if it's temperament or just that she's heard me yell at him so much and tell him he's an irresponsible idiot that she's very very careful!

Mum2Luke Wed 26-Sep-12 23:57:16

I am not looking forward to this time next year as my ds will prob come home with a) all PE kit missing or a coat or something.

I will be marking EVERYTHING with his name but they always go AWOL shock at high school.

Maybe he will turn over a new leaf hmm but I don't hold my breath!

hoodoo12345 Thu 27-Sep-12 00:27:30

So far:
lost phone-found next day,
lost complete PE kit-(no lockers) found in library,
Lost jumper- found a week later when she finally got round to visiting lost property,
Various pens, sharpeners and pencils have been borrowed never to be seen again,
Her rugby shirt has also mysteriously grown 2 sizes........

Startailoforangeandgold Thu 27-Sep-12 01:37:30

DD has one huge hockey sock, it must belong to someone's Y13 brother.

PropositionJoe Thu 27-Sep-12 08:08:42

Can I just recommend marking anything you can with your home phone number? It really helps when it isn't your child that's the plonker, but someone else's and the item turns up somewhere your child hasn't even been! I got an entire games kit back from a train station thanks to this (my son gets a bus!)

I hate it when they lose oyster cards.

Not only do you have to pay £10 for a new one, if they want to get on the bus you have to pay the bus fare until the new one comes.

I thought it was supposed to be free travel??

I swear those blasted oyster cards have cost me a fortune over the last 3 years.

JenaiMarrHePlaysGuitar Thu 27-Sep-12 09:52:00

grin tantrums - the sound of the world's tiniest vioin from those of us outside of London paying £3 a day, every day for the bus wink

CuriousMama Thu 27-Sep-12 10:09:10

DS2 lost his PE top yesterday, he has PE again today. He gets upset about such things so I rang the school to forewarn them. He does have mild sn so I hope his PE teacher is easy on him?

Madmog Thu 27-Sep-12 11:05:13

Luckily everything has come home SO FAR! She did leave her PE kit in a classroom but went back and got it. The school's website says that if a Year 7 loses anything they should speak to their tutor in the first instance as things are often returned to them if clearly marked. Another option is to go to student reception where lost things are returned. It might be worth checking with the school what happens to lost equipment.

I realize you have sent her in with a PE kit of sorts, but just be aware if she has a uniform card it may be marked for incorrect clothing leading to a detention, so it's worth sending her in with a note explaining it's got lost and a replacement will be forthcoming (even if you're not about to buy it).

I totally realize how frustrated you must be especially about something so expensive, but don't forget they've had a lot to think about the last few weeks, worrying over new school, finding classrooms, finding relevant notice boards, learning what each teacher expects, being taught in different groups, balancing more homework, pressure of knowing if theyv'e done enough homework etc.

Fingers crossed the PE kit turns up!

Madmog Thu 27-Sep-12 11:11:54

Forgot to say, I lost my key on the bus recently. I phoned the bus company and it has been returned and was in their lost property storage, so that's worth a try as well.

amck5700 Thu 27-Sep-12 11:29:06

Our bus is £2 each way a day so £4. tbf we don't use it as it's easier to drive and it was our choice to send to a non catchment school......but then that's because of bullying technically the parents of the bullies should really reimburse me.

bubbleuk Thu 27-Sep-12 14:03:27

Well your DD will only do it once and remember the experience as unpleasurable and perhaps take greater care over such things next time :-)

My DS had been at school ten days when he'd lost his pencil case and calculator, the next day forgot to hand in his homework so got a detention and has since lost two other pens we bought as replacements. Not to mention that he's forgot his gum-shield £90 more times than I care to remember and when he does remember it, leaves it in his pocket so it gets washed unless I check.

If someone doesn't take his teeth out at Rugby/Hockey. I may have to manually pull them to teach him a lesson :-) Just kidding! Don't we just love em?

LadyJH Thu 27-Sep-12 14:38:04

My DS Yr 7 has a locker but I dread him losing the key. It cost £5 in the first instance and another £5 for each lost one. Does a replacement key really cost a fiver?

madhairday Thu 27-Sep-12 15:13:13

Your list made me smile, bumpybecky, esp the xxl waterproof trousers grin hmm

dd has only lost a PE top (found the next week, thankfully) and some pencils, which I am very surprised about, seeing as she is dyspraxic. I am being obsessive careful about reminding her to check for everything, though.

She has a locker, it's £20 a term hmm

CuriousMama Thu 27-Sep-12 16:25:07

Yay, ds2 found his top. His PE teacher handed it to him. Phew! I have enough to fork out this next week with trainers and new clothes, oh and pjs. At least that's one less thing to buy, for now.

bumpybecky Thu 27-Sep-12 16:32:46

the mens xl trousers are funnier as we're a middle school, so only go up to year 8!

today I've been given 3 pairs of school shoes too - 3 more sets of cross parents sad hopefully they'll be claimed soon

cleeve6 Thu 27-Sep-12 20:09:36

Some of this stuff made me laugh out loud. My DS (just gone up to Y8) has lost very little that I know of but he did come home in Y7 with someone else's rugby socks as well as his own. I washed them and put them in a bag with the child's name on it (the socks were labelled). Three weeks later, despite daily reminders , my DS was still carrying them round, despite having played rugby at least twice a week in that period. I still don't know if he returned them or just threw them away to stop my nagging! In primary school I was on the PTA and it never failed to amaze me the amount of stuff that ended up in LP - coats, shoes, everything. We used to beg parents to come and get it and eventually bagged loads up and sent it to charity at the end of the year.....think putting phone numbers on things is a brill idea but don't know if I'll even get round to it blush

bumpybecky Thu 27-Sep-12 22:22:09

I removed over 15 bin bags full of unnamed lost property at the end of last term. I had over 70 coats. That works out to be about 1 child in 7 in the school having lost a coat! shock

I just do not understand why people don't name their child's clothing

BoffinMum Thu 27-Sep-12 22:28:16

My friend lost her entire Y7 child - the bus didn't come so he decided to walk the entire four miles home, then got half way to mine after about 2 hours (!) and came to ask me for help and a lift. It was only by chance I happened to be there (late for choir run).

Puts a new spin on it, losing the entire uniform with the child still in it!

peanutbutterandbanana Fri 28-Sep-12 00:39:57

DS now in Year 8 and three weeks into term hasn't loss anything... yet.

Last year he lost his mobile phone (only £10 per handset) once per term. He has to replace them each time (hence the cheap handset) and this year I am charging him an extra fiver if he loses it to cover the cost of my time having to deal with Vodafone (multi level automatic answering system where I have to make six choices of buttons to press before I speak to a human and then it takes 20 minutes to cancel and reorder the sim card and then get another handset). So far he hasn't lost phone this term.

Any uniform lost has to be replaced out of his pocket/Christmas/birthday money. Last year he lost four items, which turned out to be expensive for him. This year, so far, he has kept hold of everything.

DD1 is 15 and she has only ever lost one school skirt which she had to replace with her pocket money. She vowed 'never again'.

I also had some nametapes done that said 'If lost please phone xxxx ) which was my mobile tel number. I sew them onto coats and towels and scarves, things that might be left places. Once the school bus lady called me because the bus was going to be late, by reading my phone number on the back of DS's coat and once my DD1 left her coat at a children's farm. They washed it, phoned me and then posted it to her school (it had school logo on). As children get older they don't want my phone number on their possessions though. But I still put it on their swimming towelssmile

PropositionJoe Fri 28-Sep-12 07:57:38

I have limited the phone number to bags containing stuff so far - so school bags, games bags, instrument cases. I get little tags from Timpsons that you can write on and fasten them to the zips. As they get older I use an inside zip so their mates can't see, but I still do it!

fait Fri 28-Sep-12 08:10:32

I was feeling quite smug - until last night whenmy DS came back without his boot bag and a pair of rugby boots. He has been sent to school 45 minutes early today to either locate them in the changing rooms or find out where lost property is and release them from captivity.

He takes a siz 1.5 so it is very unlikely that there is any other child in senior school who will fit into them - their only other use would be as those dangly things people hang from their rear view mirrors in cars ...

I am very cross though - and have said that if they are not found then the football match on Sunday will simply happen without him.

bubby64 Fri 28-Sep-12 08:41:59

2 Yr7 DS's, between them the list so far is: 1 locker key (found on friends loo floor), 1 front door key(not found), I French homework (found in locker) 1 english book(found in food tec classroom) 1 sweatshirt, logoed(found in lost property) 1 pair school trousers!!(found in PE changing rooms) Oh, and 1 bus pass- returned by a very nice bus driver!!
Each time thye have paniced, and a couple of times we have had tears, but I have said to them to look in their locker, last class they were in, and lost property, and trace their steps since thy last knew they had it (especially important re locker keys and bus pass), so far, as you can see, most has been found, nothing lost in the last week, so maybe they are getting a little better, but we shall see.....!

PebbleBella Fri 28-Sep-12 12:34:22

So far, we have not lost anything. I can hardly believe it.

nannyof3 Fri 28-Sep-12 12:38:24

Pair of trainers
Full pe kit
Blazer and tie
Oyster card

walrusmoustache Fri 28-Sep-12 14:04:19

At the end of term last year I was clearing out my Y4's cloakroom and found:
2 pairs of wellies
at least 6 coats
numerous jumpers/cardigans/school fleeces
1 pair of socks
1 pair of tights
1 PE dap

louisea Fri 28-Sep-12 14:26:06

Her twin sister has PE different days so we are alternating kit, much to her sisters disgust!
This made me LAUGH!!!

The same in our house except that we have boys and there is a difference of two sizes in their shoes. They are forever scrambling around in each other's draws looking for spares.

Madmog Fri 28-Sep-12 14:48:36

sandyballs - have you managed to locate the PE kit yet? I hope so!

EcoLady Mon 01-Oct-12 20:54:03

Keys have gone today! Locker, bike lock & house key :-(

Here's hoping that they are just mislaid & handed in.

lastSplash Mon 01-Oct-12 22:14:11

In the first two weeks:

2 jumpers
2 fountain pens
homework book
various bits of stationery

A few of these things have come back, mainly down to me searching for them.

Surely there's some kind of tagging I can do to his stuff - like those things for finding your car keys... Naming things and hoping they come back to you just isn't working out.

lljkk Tue 02-Oct-12 12:12:58

Never mind what have they lost, what have the broken?
DS has bashed his compass case, and his lunch boxes (admittedly only Chinese Takeaway boxes) keep coming home crunched & warped. With trepidation I added a calculator to his bag last night.

Do they make small cheap indestructible good function range calculators?

thelastgoldenticket Tue 02-Oct-12 12:32:59

I've just washed another childs trousers! Seems the mad scramble after football trails last night resulted in the wrong clothes being thrown in his bag. Hope his trousers turn up, these ones are 8inches too short so the other boy should notice the difference!
Just realised though, clubs are mixed ages so they could be anywhere by now.

Lancelottie Tue 02-Oct-12 22:24:58

Wouldn't hold out too much hope of them noticing, Golden! My DSs (younger one 5 ft tall, older one 6 ft 2) can still appear for breakfast in each other's trousers and look startled when it's pointed out...

thelastgoldenticket Tue 02-Oct-12 23:50:08

And swoosh there goes another pair of trousers today aswell!! Two pairs two days!! Must be a record!! Came home in his rugby kit and didn't realise sad
You're probably right Lancelottie, I've been on to M+S to order new long leg replacements. A right pain because now down to one pair until next monday (no 12 long leg in stores). £11 each, thought I would have got passed xmas before thinking of replacing. He Has cross country tomorrow last lesson so I'm checking His kit before we leave!!! :D

thelastgoldenticket Tue 02-Oct-12 23:52:27

*past - passed?? long day!

EcoLady Wed 03-Oct-12 00:03:25

Keys were found and handed in! Hurrah smile

thelastgoldenticket Wed 03-Oct-12 08:07:26

That's good to hear Ecolady, smile

He lost his coat three times in three weeks. Culminating in me having to travel to the arse end of nowhere to fetch it back from some bus depot lost property office. Couldn't believe i got it back actually!

Also a pair of sports socks.

Actually that's not too bad. No doubt there will be more to come. He doesn't have a locker and i do feel sorry for them having to lug a school bag and sometimes two different sets of sports stuff around all day.

sandyballs Wed 03-Oct-12 08:41:04

No sign of lost PE kit. DD doesn't seem bothered about it. I'm going into school today.

magso Wed 03-Oct-12 08:54:31

Good luck!
Ds now in yr8 lost lots last year and regularly came home without sweatshirts and coats, even in mid winter. Everything was named and occasionally things did get found. I do put our home phone in also as ds goes to SN school and parents are scattered over the county. I had to keep buying new tops just to keep him covered!And yes I did go into school regularly - but was never allowed to search myself - only ds ( who cannot read) was allowed!
Anyway on the last week of term we were down to one sweatshirt only ( having paid for 6 over the year) and -- yes Ds ended up bringing 4 of the lost 5 home on the last day! So there is hope sandy!

Slateheart Wed 03-Oct-12 14:21:48

We are a school coat, and school shoes down this week.

So far this school year they add to a school hoody and boot bag with new rugby boots and gum shield inside. I despair! He was made to buy a new boot bag and hoody. We bought replacement boots and he now has a cheapie gum shield. I had hoped him replacing them would help!

prettybird Wed 03-Oct-12 14:49:15

SO far ds has only admitted to lost his Qcard which he loads to pay for lunch. Fortunately, he can use cash to pay, although they prefer the kids to be cashless. Also fortunately, he only had about 15p left on it when he lost it.

He is refusing to go to the office to ask about it. He was going to go and see the S1 depute head as he likes her, but she's been off ill. He should soon be getting his Young Scot card which he can also use as a Qcard, so I think he's just trying to procrastinate until it arrives.

In the meantime, I am having to find £1.15 every day, rather than just give him 6 pound coins at the beginning of the week hmm

bubby64 Thu 04-Oct-12 10:45:13

Spoke too soon about it getting better! Whole PE kit lost on Monday, only admitted it to me yesterdaywhen he didn't stay after school for Rugby club, as he couldnt find it. He is under instructions to look and ask again today, as I am not forking the £50 odd quid for a new one! It is all names, even the bag, trainers and socks, but that doesnt mean anything! He needs it for regular lessons tomorrow, and if he doesnt have it, they will make him wear the schools 'extra' one, which has a bright yellow logo shirt instead of the blue and white one that is the norm, so people do not go off with it, and plimpsoles instead of trainers- He can't borrow his twins one, as he is the bigger of the two, and it wont fit!

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