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you knwo you are a pushy mum when

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LaCod Mon 03-Sep-07 14:33:06


LaCod Mon 03-Sep-07 14:33:29

you cour the class list lookign fo kids whosenames make them sound nice.

LaCod Mon 03-Sep-07 14:34:51


Gudgeon Mon 03-Sep-07 14:35:50

You correct the spelling and grammar on the school dinner menu.

LaCod Mon 03-Sep-07 14:36:14

oh yes ery good

SmileysPeeples Mon 03-Sep-07 14:36:56

You get your son a maths tutor.

I've just done this.....never thought I'd see the day...

My name is SmileysPeeples I am a pushy mum.

Gudgeon Mon 03-Sep-07 14:36:56

...and write complete book reviews in the home/school reading book.

Slouchy Mon 03-Sep-07 14:37:29

You worry that dd has no extra-curricular activities on both weds and thurs. Will this make her unfocused?
(Not me BTW)
You practice putting uniform on and off and eating lunch out of a sandwich box for a week before your child starts reception (this was me)

LaCod Mon 03-Sep-07 14:38:05

god i cringe at my ranting in ds1s reading book

" he stil deont knwo "the""

DarrellRivers Mon 03-Sep-07 14:38:25

What names sound nice then?
Persephone Fiddlybottom?
go-on, we need examples

Pollyanna Mon 03-Sep-07 14:38:48

you check what books your child's friends are reading when they come for tea (I've been very tempted to do this...)

LaCod Mon 03-Sep-07 14:39:29

ohi do that
i was senthom ds2s girlfdiends book and opened it before i realsied it was HER nameon the front
it had her readng age in it

LESS tha ds2s har har
i todl hermum
she laughed

oliveoil Mon 03-Sep-07 14:41:49

oh good god, are they all competitive?

dd1 starts on Wednesday and she can't write at all and all her friends can (unless their mums are signing cards pretending hmm)


ladymuck Mon 03-Sep-07 14:41:53

Your ds2 has a girldfirend? I thought that he was at the age where girls were another species?

LaCod Mon 03-Sep-07 14:42:35

well a girl who loves him
he is not bothered he says

olive i forge ds3 s
he did baout 3 thankyous theni wrote the rest in my lfet hand

LaCod Mon 03-Sep-07 14:43:07

adn ds1 coudlnt write either
he coudl scrawl hsi name

why havent nursery taught her to write a name?

oliveoil Mon 03-Sep-07 14:43:17


ok then

I will do that from now on <<clasps pen in fist manner>>

Gudgeon Mon 03-Sep-07 14:43:18

No way can they all write, oliveoil.

DS2's writing still looks like a drunken spider fell in an inkwell and then tottered off, and he's just going into Yr 2 (sigh).

LaCod Mon 03-Sep-07 14:44:02

am taking ds1 to haev a pre 11 plus tutoring asessment tomorrow
am a psh y mum

oliveoil Mon 03-Sep-07 14:44:42

they have tried to get her to do her name but apparently she cries and gets upset

I do it at home but she gets in a strop and screws the paper up

I envisage a lot of threads with me whining in the next few weeks

TellusMater Mon 03-Sep-07 14:44:47

How old is he cod?

LaCod Mon 03-Sep-07 14:46:49

ds1 just 9( but year 5)
ds2 7 on wed( but year 2)
ds3 mentalist 4

ladymuck Mon 03-Sep-07 14:46:50

You know you are a pushy mum when...

you don't tell other parents which music teachers you're hoping to use in case they get in there first;

you google your dc's teacher to check that she is properly qualified (why are so many reception teachers on Facebook?);

you make your dc take in some fudge from your holiday (along with the diary they've done over the summer);

you've been working on the "key words" for the last 3 weeks.

Hurlyburly Mon 03-Sep-07 14:47:21

You every so patiently remind the teacher to fill in the homework books.

You complain that the set meal for lunch on Thursdays is hotdogs.

You go in and have a session with the teacher to explain that your child is coasting along lazily because he can't be bothered and want to identify a plan of action to sort it out.

You go and have a word with the teacher because for four weeks in a row the maths homework is not challenging enough ...

I am cringing at myself now. Literally cringing.

Slubberdegullion Mon 03-Sep-07 14:47:32

You wonder if you can get a position on the PTA when your child isn't due to start until September 2008.

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