Ds has a nursery trip today. The letter said to take a raincoat, teddybear and packed lunch.
Had all of those things, but when we got there everyone was also wearing their wellies and ds wasn't. He looked a bit dissapointed, as he has Spiderman ones. I just simply hadn't thought about putting his wellies on as I assumed that if the weather was really bad they'd spend most of their time indoors.
Why then do I feel so guilty for getting it wrong ? It's not like I sent him bare foot, he has sturdy walking type boots on.
I still wake up and howl at night about the time I sent ds1 into school for this activity morning in his school uniform and everyone else was in mufti. Just thinking about it now is making me break out into a cold sweat.
I keep trying to make him talk to me about it, to sort of ease the guilt, but he just says 'forget it, it was ages ago, it didn't really matter.'
No slapping....but it is good for children to be disappointed sometimes they learn to cope with less than a 100% perfection....mummy forgot about wellie but never mind hey...that sort of approach....my DS recently went on just such a wellie-less school outing, got soaking feet....and then improvised by putting his plastic sandwich bags on his feet I waswell impressed....an so were all his little mates and the teachers....
I sent DS into school in normal clothes when everyone else was in uniform (DD's school next door had non-uniform day and I just assumed....) anyway, I was horrified and the laughing stock of the playground and DS couldn't have cared less and thought it was funny (he's 5). I still feel ridiculously over-wrought about it!!
Glad I am not the only one, I don't think my kids would be surprised if I sent them to school and it was shut. I suppose it is ood for them to realise we are not perfect and its ok not to get everything right and life goes on and so do school trips.
Mind you mine gave me a hard time because I sent her one year on the school trip with a gym type bag with the cord straps instead of the carrier bag she was adament she was to take, turns out a few had similar and managed a lot better than the poor sods who had to carry a poly bag in their hand all day.