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What would your first thought be if school called and said dc had an accident?

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KerryMumchingOnEyeballs Mon 20-Oct-08 14:00:14

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Carmenere Mon 20-Oct-08 14:00:58

Probably wet her knickers but then she is 4

CuppaTeaJanice Mon 20-Oct-08 14:01:21

Fallen over?

Weed himself?

Cheeseandseveredfingersarnie Mon 20-Oct-08 14:02:24

id think think hurt themselves.

KerryMumchingOnEyeballs Mon 20-Oct-08 14:02:28

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KerryMumchingOnEyeballs Mon 20-Oct-08 14:02:55

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hecAteTheirBrains Mon 20-Oct-08 14:03:42

fallen and hurt themselves.

unless they whispered "accident" and then I'd think I needed to get round there with a clean pair of pants and trousers! grin

MrsJamin Mon 20-Oct-08 14:03:55

I don't think the school would phone you to say your DD was dead, surely? What happened anyway?

mumonthenet Mon 20-Oct-08 14:04:30

my first thought would be: all about - mouth dry, heart beating fast, not able to say anything.....oh god, oh god, is it serious????????

Hassled Mon 20-Oct-08 14:05:13

Our school secretary prefaces every conversation (we have many - am Governor) with "X - whichever DC is currently a pupil - is fine." On one occasion she rang to say that "X is fine but we've called an ambulance because he was knocked unconscious by another child" (this was years ago - DS1). So not really all that fine, then

What's happened?

hecAteTheirBrains Mon 20-Oct-08 14:05:40

Oh, when my kids school phones (which is OFTEN!) it goes like this
me "hello?"
then "don't worry, X is ok, but...."

I think they know I'm a panicker! grin

KerryMumchingOnEyeballs Mon 20-Oct-08 14:05:43

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Flamesparrow Mon 20-Oct-08 14:05:56

I would be worried that she was badly hurt. It wouldn't occur to me that she had died.

Does that make me uncaring?

Although the do normally go with "Don't worry Mrs Sparrow but...."

hunkermunker Mon 20-Oct-08 14:06:14

My first thought would be that he'd knocked some of his teeth out.

My second thought, closely following on the heels of the first, would be "how long will it take me to get there".

My third thought would be "Er, what happened?"

KerryMumchingOnEyeballs Mon 20-Oct-08 14:07:06

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Blandmum Mon 20-Oct-08 14:07:10

If I need to phone a parent I normally start with 'It is Mrs Bishop from X school, nothing to worry about but'

Trouble is whatever you say, you risk getting things wrong. Tis part of life.

OrmIrian Mon 20-Oct-08 14:07:15

Yes our school does that. 'Don't worry, X is OK but we thought we'd just let you know that Y has happened'.

KerryMumchingOnEyeballs Mon 20-Oct-08 14:08:03

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Blandmum Mon 20-Oct-08 14:09:32

OI, I'm just waiting for someone to post about me on MN, 'And that bloody teacher said there was nothing to worry about.... and then she said XYZ!!!'


KerryMumchingOnEyeballs Mon 20-Oct-08 14:09:37

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Flamesparrow Mon 20-Oct-08 14:10:53

My mum always hmm @ the call from school for me "Mrs x, It is the school, no need to worry, but we have just called an ambulance" shock No need to worry?!!?!

OrmIrian Mon 20-Oct-08 14:11:25

Your poor DS sad

FangolinaJolly Mon 20-Oct-08 14:14:32

DS primary school rang me the other day and said

"DS has had an accident" to which I replied
"Oh,theres some spare pants and trousers in his bag!" blush

He'd fallen off the climbing frame and grazed his face.Was fine though

mumonthenet Mon 20-Oct-08 14:15:47

Poor you...i know how you feel.

Last year dd's school called to say she'd been taken to hospital in an ambulance....
(all fine in the end)

A few months ago they called again, when the first words came, "Mrs MOTN, this is BlaBla School..." I nearly fainted

- it turned out to be some boring bureaucratic question but I was so shaky I could barely hold a conversation.

Must ask them to preface their first words with something reassuring....

KerryMumchingOnEyeballs Mon 20-Oct-08 14:17:17

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