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How farkin busy are you really when you can't take your kids to be measured for shoes?

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OliveIsSoNotHereAndOnABreak Tue 31-Jul-07 14:15:50

link here for nursery that 'helps busy parents with all chores'


they take in your dry cleaning and have hairdressers etc

sort yourselves out people, how busy can you really be?????

Desiderata Tue 31-Jul-07 14:16:56

I must admit, those were my thoughts when I saw that.

MrsBadger Tue 31-Jul-07 14:17:39

put it this way, if there was one child-related chore I'd farm out, it'd be back-to-school shoe shopping...

OliveIsSoNotHereAndOnABreak Tue 31-Jul-07 14:17:40

"The Kids Academy group in Warrington brings in a children’s hairdresser every six weeks and a shoe shop to measure children’s feet. Parents said that these were the things they struggled to fit in at the weekend."

struggled to fit in?????????


I have no idea why I am so peeved at this article but boggles at not having an hour free at the weekend

HuwEdwards Tue 31-Jul-07 14:18:11

Our previous nursery had a hairdressing service - I loved it.

I think it's a great idea.

MaryAnnSingleton Tue 31-Jul-07 14:18:47

I was once shocked that my cousin didn't know what size shoe her child took because the nanny did all that stuff !!

OliveIsSoNotHereAndOnABreak Tue 31-Jul-07 14:19:11

well I think you should take your children to do these things, not farm it out

but I am sat in the sun and am too hot so maybe am in an unnecessary rage

twinsetandpearls Tue 31-Jul-07 14:19:16

I have time to take my dd to get shoes fitted but not for much else. If I could find someone do to the ironing, dry cleaning, make fresh food for dd it would give me more time to do fun stuff with dd.

I don;t see it as the end of the world if dd gets her feet measured at nursery though.

OliveIsSoNotHereAndOnABreak Tue 31-Jul-07 14:19:57

(why did my [mind boggle] turn into a link?)

MrsBadger Tue 31-Jul-07 14:20:27

accidental double brackets

HuwEdwards Tue 31-Jul-07 14:20:46

am leaving this now - can see it turning into a sahm/working mother debate.


MrsBadger Tue 31-Jul-07 14:21:56

(NB not saying I would farm out shoe shopping, but it's one of those things that when eg MIL says 'oh shall I take them?' you say YES YES YES and thank your lucky stars.)

PrettyCandles Tue 31-Jul-07 14:22:03

When you see the way some children create at hairdressers and shoe shops, then I can quite understand parents not being able to fit those tasks in.

I am a FTM, with relatively well-behaved ds1 and dd, who like shoe-shopping, as well as a baby. Yet I buy them shoes one at a time whenever possible, as a visit to a shoe shop with all three is exhausting. If I didn't have the time to do this, or a dh with whom to leave the non-shopping children, I would seriosuly consider using a foot-mearuing service if it was offered at school.

HedTwig Tue 31-Jul-07 14:22:48

haven't read article but think its an excellent idea

who cares what you'd prefer to do with that hour .. maybe you'd prefer to take them swimming or cycling or picnic or something .. maybe you don't want to be dashing round the shops?

I'm a SAHM .. would be happy if kids could have haircuts at school and feet measured

which reminds me ..almost certain DS needs new trainers

Dinosaur Tue 31-Jul-07 14:23:07

I think it sounds like a great service, tbh. Weekend time with your children is precious, whether you are a SAHM or a WOHM - who wants to use it shoe-shopping or getting haircuts?

OliveIsSoNotHereAndOnABreak Tue 31-Jul-07 14:23:23

why is it sahm v wohm? or do all threads have to result in this?

I just think it is a sign of the times that we farm everything out nowadays

and I happenn to think it is sad

hercules1 Tue 31-Jul-07 14:23:41

Sounds a really good idea. That sort of thing would attract me to use a nursery that offered that service.

Dinosaur Tue 31-Jul-07 14:24:04

Maybe you have children who enjoy getting their hair cut and shopping for shoes?

OliveIsSoNotHereAndOnABreak Tue 31-Jul-07 14:25:02

yes, they like it as we make it a special day out and go for lunch etc

FluffyMummy123 Tue 31-Jul-07 14:25:52

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Dinosaur Tue 31-Jul-07 14:26:18

DS1 was awful about both and DS3 breaks all records .

WideWebWitch Tue 31-Jul-07 14:26:43

What a great idea. I think it's perfectly possible to be too busy to get your child's hair cut or feet measured, they're not exactly fun tasks are they?

Hang on, we both work ft oth, I leave the house at 7 thirty am and get back about 6.30pm, both times all the shops are shut. OK, I'm at home on Fridays but I'd rather be in the library/baking cakes/reading books/doing something NICE with my dd rather than traipsing around a bloody shoe shop.

I don't see the problem.

FluffyMummy123 Tue 31-Jul-07 14:26:52

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OliveIsSoNotHereAndOnABreak Tue 31-Jul-07 14:27:32

we go as soon as they open

measure feet, they bring out the shoes, we fight over hideous ones, buy nice ones, go

anyway, it is not JUST the shoes, it is the fact that we are all supposed to sooooo busy these days for what I see as normal stuff and have to farm it out

MrsBadger Tue 31-Jul-07 14:27:32

cod you should take other people's kids and charge them for it

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