On Becoming a ‘School’ Mum

9th September 2017
on becoming a school mum

While stood at the school gate waiting to pick my daughter up from her first day at nursery it hit me, I’m a school mum now.

On becoming a school mum

No more lazy days of not showering or getting dressed because I have too much work to do.

I have to wear a bra at least five days a week.

When I’m feeling down there is no more hiding in the house, I have to put on a brave face and be ready to face the world, or the other school mums at least.

Come rain or shine, and even snow, I’ll be there, trudging back and fore to the school.

This is my foreseeable future. I’m in a school mum now.

She has started nursery, or play-school, or pre-school, whatever it’s called.

I feel like a fraud, I don’t know any of the relevant terms or, well, anything. I didn’t even know she had snacks until I saw her eating fruit at pick up time.

Just yesterday we received the application form for ‘proper’ nursery, one where she wears a uniform and everything. There was no list of schools to choose from, no nothing. Just a form to fill in and assumptions that I know about these things when I know nothing.

I need to get my head around all of this because I’m a school mum now.


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  • Reply Sara 9th September 2017 at 8:06 pm

    Sometimes I still don’t wear a bra when I pick mine up. Hoodies cover everything. I’ll never be a glamorous Mam at pick up time!)

  • Reply Lisa 20th September 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Welcome to the club. Same as above – a big jumper or slouchy cardigan covers up so much and as they’re trendy you never look out of place 🙂

  • Reply Hannah - Budding Smiles 30th September 2017 at 7:26 am

    I’m preparing to become a school mum at primary school (mine both went to nursery at 1) but I have a lot of emotions to deal with about not being there at the start and end of every day. Toby will need to go to both breakfast and after school clubs because we both work full time – I’ve been so proud of my new job but this is a lot to deal with. You’ll figure out each step as it comes lovely xx

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