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to be happy with the education my children are receiving at their independent school?

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PtolemysMummy Thu 25-Sep-08 17:37:56

I'm content with their education. I'm happy that they mix with children from multi-ethnic and varied-income homes.

I do not regret the fact that we can afford to send them to a private school. (If I'd been that bothered I'd have had more than four children to make it financially impossible).

Give it to me straight - AIBU?


Anchovy Thu 25-Sep-08 17:43:23


How does it feel, though, not being part of the community?

NormaSnorks Thu 25-Sep-08 17:43:51


Of course YANBU...

Meanwhile, AIBU to be VERY happy that the parents of all my children's friends at their independent school are thoroughly nice, hard-working, ordinary people who shop at BHS rather than Boden, drive clapped out old cars (can't afford a shiny 4x4) and come from a wide geographical area (rather than a tiny middle-class enclave in a one-mile radius around a well-thought-of state school)?

PtolemysMummy Thu 25-Sep-08 17:48:48

Well we are part of the community. School is just school. We do lots of community things with state school families...... We wear rubber gloves and SARS masks, naturally.

noonki Thu 25-Sep-08 17:56:48

as long as you don't mind the possiblity of subjecting them to meeting Xenia at the school gates...grin

Combustiblelemon Thu 25-Sep-08 17:57:58

PMSL PtolemysMummy.

NormaSnorks Thu 25-Sep-08 17:57:59

Ha - I've often thought how much I'd LIKE to meet Xenia... I think I'd like her!

pointydog Thu 25-Sep-08 17:58:07

Nobody with a son called ptomely is reasonable

Combustiblelemon Thu 25-Sep-08 18:03:56

Hm Pointydog. I could say that nobody with a son called Jayden is reasonable, but I wouldn't because that would be classist bollocks wouldn't it smile

noonki Thu 25-Sep-08 18:05:42

is ptomely a name?

pointydog Thu 25-Sep-08 18:06:14

You could but it wouldn't be relevant to the opening spoof post so out of context it would be bollocks

MrsShalloway Thu 25-Sep-08 18:06:39

I'm very content with my children's education and the fact that they are both top of the class. Did I mention they are in a state school (a very good state school btw)?

Aibu to send my bright lovely children to a state school, even though I could afford to go private?

No, I don't think so. My children don't need extra funding to shine intellectually or an early introduction to elitism for that matter grin

policywonk Thu 25-Sep-08 18:09:10

Well said pointy grin

AbbeyA Thu 25-Sep-08 18:13:35

You would be rather silly if you weren't content but went on paying regardless!

Combustiblelemon Thu 25-Sep-08 18:14:03

Yes it's a name, and the fact that it's a spoof doesn't mean that it's fair to say things like that. But as you've said, you think I'm unreasonable.

pointydog Thu 25-Sep-08 18:15:12

it is feasible that I would find it funny for someone to comment on the name Jayden. I see it more as sense of humour rather than classism.

JuneBugJen Thu 25-Sep-08 18:15:15

I know a 4 year old Ptolomy in Exeter. Is that you?

bloomingfedup Thu 25-Sep-08 18:16:20

FFS. hmm

Yanda Thu 25-Sep-08 18:17:46

Ooh I'm in Exeter, will keep an eye out for a young Ptolomy smile how do you say it?

Combustiblelemon Thu 25-Sep-08 18:20:19

London, and ignore the 'P' to pronounce it.

pagwatch Thu 25-Sep-08 18:21:30

<<psst Mrs Shalloway
there is already a thread saying AIBU to be happy blah blah state school.
I believe this is a retort>>

<< do try and keep up girl!>>

JuneBugJen Thu 25-Sep-08 18:21:53

with a silent P. Think it is something Egyptian.

Ptolomy from the West Countreeee

PoppyFox Thu 25-Sep-08 18:24:17

You're overthinking it. Clearly you didn't go to private school yourself. You're on the way up.

I'm on the way down. My children at a state school. I over think that one.

MrsShalloway Thu 25-Sep-08 18:24:38

grin will make more effort

LynetteScavo Thu 25-Sep-08 18:29:35

YABtotally U!

What a boring, passive agressive OP!!!!

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