AIBU to send DD to school in school uniform?
gallicgirl · 08/09/2015 09:57
DD started school on Thursday.
When I dropped her off today the noticeboard advised us that tomorrow the children can wear red, white and blue as they would be celebrating the queen being the longest reigning monarch. I also heard the teacher and a parent explaining to kids that they didn't have to wear uniform.
I'm not a royalist in the slightest but neither am I a republican and I accept it's just a fun thing to do in reception class.
However, DD has been so excited about wearing uniform and starting school, that this is the first time in forever that I haven't had to drag her out of bed in the mornings and ask her repeatedly to get dressed or have an argument about what she's going to wear. The little love has gotten up and dressed in about 5 minutes flat.
I also don't think she has anything weather appropriate to wear- off the top of my head I can only think that she has some union jack swimming shorts!
So, what do you reckon, WIBU to end her in uniform as usual or is she likely to be the only kid not wearing red white and blue and will feel left out?
NotYouNaanBread · 08/09/2015 09:59
I don't think she will feel left out unless you live in a particularly homogenous area - in our childrens' schools about 15% are not British, and as we're Irish, it wouldn't enter our heads to celebrate the British monarchy anyway, so I wouldn't be too fussed about feeling left out.
Nationalities aside, if she is bananas about her school uniform, then you should definitely let her wear it. "Themed" days are a pain in the behind, and shouldn't be encouraged anyway. #grumpymum
SaucyJack · 08/09/2015 10:07
I'd dress her up if I were you.
IME (have DDs in yr 4&6) the absolute overwhelming majority of kids join in with all non-uniform days, and she's likely to stand out.
Suck it up sunshine. Rummaging around in the dress-up box/laundry basket at the last minute is gonnabe your life for the next 7 years
AuntieStella · 08/09/2015 10:20
Send her in uniform, but with R/W/B accessories and/or something to change in to when she's there and sees what the others are wearing.
Then you still get the enthusiastic dressing, but don't risk her feeling left out when she sees what her classmates are wearing.
gallicgirl · 08/09/2015 10:48
I suppose it'll be the first opportunity to get the measure of the other parents.
I actually suspect it'll all be fairly low-key. It's wear red, white and blue rather than dress up so I think it'll be normal leggings and t-shirts (prepares to be very wrong).
I wonder if I can doctor the dinosaur t-shirt with a picture of the queen?
TreadSoftlyOnMyDreams · 08/09/2015 10:48
Have you got any deely boppers from the last red nose day by any chance? They were red.
I'd dress up her hair and leave it at that. If she wants to join in, blue jeans, red or white t-shirt and a blue crown. Day 5 is harsh though prepare yourself, there are tons of the things.
TheHouseOnTheLane · 08/09/2015 10:53
I promise you that 99.9% will be in red, white and blue and that DD will feel upset if she's not.
My DD did this in reception when they had a pyjama day....I luckily packed a set in my bag and when she saw all the others in theirs, she immediately changed in the loos!
As you say it will be low key...whatever you've got. Blue jeans and red t shirt along with a jacket for playtime is fine....schools are always overheated these days.
gallicgirl · 08/09/2015 11:01
dont you just love how schools give you zero notice for these things and expect you just to have something red,white and blue?
Especially given that we've all just bought uniform and I've already had to explain that she can only wear uniform and not some random white or green item of clothing.
She has a load of red,white and blue accessories that an American friend sent to her last July 4th. It'll be a subtle 2 fingers to the monarchists.
scifisam · 08/09/2015 11:02
They don't mean one item that's red, white and blue, just wear clothes of those colours. So blue jeans plus a white t-shirt and red hoodie would do, or whatever you have that's similar. It's actually a combination that's easy for almost any family to come up with.
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