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Gimboid Tue 20-Jun-17 17:44:56

Kids sports day tomorrow, 29 degree forecast so I offered to take some water sprays down to cool down the kids. Headteacher said thanks but no thanks, they will be perfectly fine with some drinks and shade. I get it that they don't want interfering parents and fights over who gets sprayed, the staff can manage quite well thank you but I'm actually worried about my kids overheating. AIBU to be offended ?

Sirzy Tue 20-Jun-17 17:46:09

Yabu. You offered they said no thanks. End of surely?

honeysucklejasmine Tue 20-Jun-17 17:46:54

Can you send your kids in with them, at least?

Sparklingbrook Tue 20-Jun-17 17:46:57

How many water sprays? I assume the HT envisaged mucking about with water spraying TBH. Hats, water and shade is fine.


WorraLiberty Tue 20-Jun-17 17:49:00

Yes, very unreasonable to be offended.

Have you not stopped to think that actually you've probably offended the HT, given that they've been hosting sports days for years?

CountryCaterpillar Tue 20-Jun-17 17:49:33

Our school cancelled sports day for tomorrow on local councils advice that young kids are kept in 11-1. Also today repeatedly told to drink water and only allowed out for 15mins at lunch. I was quite impressed.

totorosfluffytummy Tue 20-Jun-17 17:57:08

Water sprays would feel nice and cooling but would also interfere with suncream. I wouldn't want my child sprayed but some people would, so the HT would have thought it best to stick with their usual way of doing things.

Pengggwn Tue 20-Jun-17 17:58:51

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

gamerwidow Tue 20-Jun-17 17:59:38

Yes yabu. unless you're actually volunteering to supervise the kids with the water sprays too it's just creating extra work rather than actually being helpful.
The HT isnt actually obliged to do everything you suggest.

LIZS Tue 20-Jun-17 18:03:23

Wouldn't it risk making ground and shoes slippery? Why take offence?confused

AlternativeTentacle Tue 20-Jun-17 18:06:11

From a schools point of view - no risk assessment has been done on water sprays, they don't know what type, where you got them from, if they are old, have had chlorine water in them, if they are the pump ones, there will be arguments if one or two kids are given them and so on.

Wolfiefan Tue 20-Jun-17 18:06:49

I took an aerosol spray and sprayed my own child (we are kind of expected to wander from event to event with the class.)
Issues are:
Everyone wants to be sprayed. Bit of a nightmare.
Washes sun cream off or worse makes it run into eyes.
Kids wanting to spray each other and it turning into a water fight!
At 35 I would worry but 29 in the shade with a drink and a hat on should be fine!

BoneyBackJefferson Tue 20-Jun-17 18:07:05

Kids have water bottles, they won't need sprays.

Gimboid Tue 20-Jun-17 19:31:11

Just realised I've been under the black cloud of PMT doom all day and everyone and everything has been annoying. Yes you're all right, totally overreacting, I think I needed a bit of water spray on me today!

Urubu Tue 20-Jun-17 19:47:40

Where do you find cheap water spray?
In France we just buy Evian water sprays at the supermarket for 3-4 euros but here I xan only find them at the pharmacy for 7£!!

specialsubject Tue 20-Jun-17 19:49:11

You buy a spray bottle from poundland and fill it from the tap!!!

Urubu Tue 20-Jun-17 20:24:41

Ah! But do you find ones that spray a mist of water, not a strong spray?

BangkokBlues Tue 20-Jun-17 20:32:26

I love those Evian sprays you get in France!

CrohnicallyPregnant Tue 20-Jun-17 20:39:17

I re use an empty toiletries bottle- something like a hair conditioning spray usually has a nice fine mist.

starfishmummy Tue 20-Jun-17 20:59:40

Urubu boots do one thats cheaper than evian. Theres a just water one (that I get) and one with other things in. Not as good as evian imo

ChaosTrulyReigns Tue 20-Jun-17 21:03:05

Are you thinking of SuperSoakers?

[Innocent face]

Urubu Tue 20-Jun-17 21:13:56

Thanks for the tips!
Haha no SuperSoakers, had to google it, I'm just a boring mist spraying mum grin

SpitefulMidLifeAnimal Tue 20-Jun-17 21:29:35

Poundland do one called Hydra Mist - £1 (obvs) for 150 ml. Just as good as Evian.

winewolfhowls Tue 20-Jun-17 21:50:08

Bugger I was trying to get in there with a supersoaker comment. Sulks off to watch poldark on catch up.

WorraLiberty Tue 20-Jun-17 21:53:21

These water spray fans are the bees knees

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