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to be a bit miffed with school about this

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madamearcati Wed 04-Nov-09 15:15:12

Tonight is parents evening and I have 2 Dc at primary so try and get appointments close together and late so that DH is home from work to look after DC (they discourage DC to attend)
Anyhow this morning the HT asked (but kind of TOLD IYKWIM) if I would swap one of my appointments for an earlier one because he knew my DH isn't working today (he has been to have a mole removed) and another family couldn't make the only remaining slot.I said yes although it will mean
1 A longer gap between my 2 appointments and 2 That DH will have to take all our kids out when he drops one at Brownies.

I now find out that the family in question will actually have both parents at home at the time of the earlier slot that I have had to swap to but can't get a babysitter til later the second slot.I feel mad about this because my DH would have quite liked to come but because of lack of childcare , one of us goes and the other feedsback.
AIBU to think the school anbd the other family aBU

LIZS Wed 04-Nov-09 15:22:13

maybe they have issues and have been asked to both attend. You agreed to swap, sorry. Hardly the end of the world to take all along to Brownies surely.

meltedchocolate Wed 04-Nov-09 15:26:17

it aint the schools fault. it is the way it is. just be gracious and get on with it.

Lulumama Wed 04-Nov-09 15:29:03

you were asked, you could have said no , you didn't.

not the school's fault really

it really is not a big deal for your DH to take them to brownies and you can take a book to read for the gap between appointments

DH can rarely get to parents evenings, but school are happy for him to make an appt to see the DCs teacher any time he wishes

Vallhala Wed 04-Nov-09 15:41:03

I assume that your DH has a car in which to take your child to Brownies?

madamearcati Wed 04-Nov-09 15:58:16

I agreed to put myself out because I was trying to be helpful to parents that I thought couldn't attend , notjust that they wanted it all on their own terms.
No good deed goes unpunishe I guess !

ohIdoliketobebesidethe Wed 04-Nov-09 16:01:05

YANBU - you agreed to help someone out who you were led to believe needed the place at that time for a more legitimate reason than both parents being able to go.

carocaro Wed 04-Nov-09 16:13:18

how come the head knew your DH was having a mole removed? did he need his permission?

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