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To Get The Rage Over Hammered School Shoes/Lost Gym Kit???

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LaQueen Tue 26-Feb-13 16:24:43

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ArtexMonkey Tue 26-Feb-13 23:16:20

1) get some scuffkote
2) buy her some more trainers, if you buy them spendy stuff then let them take it to school and it goes walkabout, it's your fault.
3) let her play on the bloody grass, she's 9 years old ffs
4) boys' school shoes seem wider and more supportive, they also tend to be harder to scuff hmm
5) she's not being bullied is she?
6) unclench

givemeaboost Tue 26-Feb-13 21:27:33

I second goin the supermarket way. ive got 2 ds, one that never loses stuff and never breaks stuff, the other who goes through shoes at a rate of a pair a month, trousers frequently ripped, loses stuff at school all the time etc etc. after using clarkes for school shoes i can confirm they do not last any longer than cheaper brands. I buy tesco wide fit school shoes now as he has a H+ width fitting and a high instep, they cost about £12-15 and get trashed in the same amount of time as clarkes, so although theyre no better as such, youre saving £15-20 per pair than if you were buying startrite/clarkes.

comingintomyown Tue 26-Feb-13 21:01:43

My almost 14 year old is like this and has been these 4 years past

After lots of rows I am quite zen like now , just cba to get into it with her anymore, I remember your pain

SpeckleDust Tue 26-Feb-13 20:52:59

I bought these Asda school shoes for DD1 after she wore a hole through the soles of her Startrite ones within 8 weeks wear,default,pd.html

She also has very wide feet (G/H) and a high instep. They might not be to her taste, but just wanted to highlight that cheaper supermarket shoes might be ok. They didn't last any longer than the Startrite ones but I can live with replacing them fairly often when they are only a tenner.

ThePathanKhansAmnesiac Tue 26-Feb-13 20:48:11

Give her a break Laqueen, you sound like a nag.
The poor child can hardly help the shoes getting scuffed. My mum used to tell me to"walk easy" in my new shoes confused, and God help me if a light bulb ever went as I flicked the switch! "Heavy handed".grin
And as pointed out, Mr Laqueen has previous, if littleLaqueen has inherited Mr's misplacing dna, it,s really all his fault.
And making her pay for her trainers is harsh.

LaQueen Tue 26-Feb-13 20:40:04

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littlewhitebag Tue 26-Feb-13 20:38:30

Eh - damp cloth and shoe polish? Cleans shoes a treat. Has done for years. Ditto use of cobbler for heeling and soling of shoes.

LaQueen Tue 26-Feb-13 20:37:51

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ThreeBeeOneGee Tue 26-Feb-13 20:33:27

DS1 lost one trainer in Y4. I was reluctant to throw the other one away in case the first one turned up again. It never did.

HotPinkWeaselWearingLederhosen Tue 26-Feb-13 20:04:09

Ds is nearly 10. I am having the rage over his new PE trainers. Of which he lost one immediately - I have waited a whole term and it has not appeared. They have been replaced with cheap is from Sainsburys and a pointed death threat.

LaQueen Tue 26-Feb-13 20:03:00

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greenfolder Tue 26-Feb-13 19:45:01

dd2 is equally impossible. i only buy her one jumper at a time and this has revolutionised jumper retention. we will not mention the trainers she lost, nor my nike trainers that she took to school and lost when she couldnt find hers and so it continues. she is 15, i have given up

seeker Tue 26-Feb-13 19:43:55

I would be cross about the lost stuff- but not about the trashed shoes. I would just be grateful to have a year 6 girl who still wanted to charge about and didn't mind getting muddy, to be honest.

FamiliesShareGerms Tue 26-Feb-13 19:39:43

Oh no, I was hoping DS (7) would grown out of his sieve brain which means that he loses or forgets something pretty much every day. Today he forgot to go to after school football, even though he took his permission slip and football kit into school this morning. Last time he forgot one trainer, so did football in one shoe and one trainer - then lost the other shoe...

LaQueen Tue 26-Feb-13 19:34:15

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LaQueen Tue 26-Feb-13 19:30:41

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HoraceTheCheese Tue 26-Feb-13 18:28:24

My DD seems to be getting better at last about losing things (she's 13) - but this thread has just reminded me I need to superglue the back of her school shoes which she's ruined by shoving them on without either undoing the laces or using the shoehorn.

I wouldn't worry about mud or scuffs - mud washes off leather or plastic with the help of an old toothbrush, and a tube of renovating cream lasts ages covering a multitude of sins signs of having an active life. grin

MerryCouthyMows Tue 26-Feb-13 18:16:54

LaQueen - isn't she just taking after her dad? Didn't he lose an entire car once?!

Badvoc Tue 26-Feb-13 18:00:36

LQ...puma trainers for school!?
I only buy cheaper stuff for school for just this reason...
Clarks is the most I would pay for school shoes and trainers and I have been known to buy supermarket brand trainers.
Ds needs trainers and plimsoles at school and then trainers for home and school shoes.
I could weep at times.
Both of his school sweatshirts with the logo on have black marker pen marks on.
I can't get the marks out.
So he now wears sweatshirts with marks on!l
He is on his 2nd lot of school polo shirt and trousers since sept.
I am wearing 3 year old jeans and 4 year old tops from next!

Wishihadabs Tue 26-Feb-13 17:45:52

I feel your pain. Ds had a new pair of school shoes today. They are covered !!

sittinginthesun Tue 26-Feb-13 17:41:53

I've got one of these. DS1 (aged 9) loses everything. He's always been the same, despite nagging, shouting, positive incentives etc. His teachers tell me it is just part of his personality, and that he is creative and deep thinking etc. I tell them, they're not constantly searching for stuff.

We're currently only missing a tennis top and a hat, but last year he lost his school shoes twice in a month!!!

DS2 is completely the opposite. Tidy and very very neat.

ThreeBeeOneGee Tue 26-Feb-13 17:38:42

Loving the "one jumper in school at any one time" rule! DS3 (Y4) managed to lose three of his jumpers at school last term. At my request, the teacher told him to spend a morning break looking for them. His best friend kindly stayed in too to help him; no luck.

That evening was parents' evening; I went to his cloakroom and within a couple of minutes I had found all three jumpers within a 2 metre radius of his peg.

MariusEarlobe Tue 26-Feb-13 17:38:08

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stealthsquiggle Tue 26-Feb-13 17:38:07

Oh, yes, my DC's school shoes are wrecked. Unless they actually have holes in, I periodically paint over the scuffs with shoe polish. They never get new ones unless they have outgrown them or they have holes in the sole (I made a pair with holes in the top hang on for the last few weeks of term once)

QuickLookBusy Tue 26-Feb-13 17:34:44

I was just going to say similar stealth. The classrooms must be covered in mud if the dc are walking around in mud covered shoes. At DDs school they weren't allowed on wet grass unless they had wellies on.

However, I still wouldn't be cross about her shoes being scuffed or muddy. I think that's what happens to shoes. And some children are just heavier on shoes than others. My DDs always went through 2/3 pairs of shoes per school year. If they got scratched they just got polished a bit more.

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