Stand back, I’m about to go into full rant. Flecks of sputum may fly as I foam at the mouth, gesticulate wildly and gibber nonsense.
Feel free to fall about laughing and point your fingers at me and say; ‘How can you be so dim?’
You see, my twins finished the school year- so early in December!
It’s an outrage!
Bloody private bloody schools.
It’s all been a mistake and I should never have done it. It’s all the fault of autism spectrum disorder and really they should just change schools for next year.
Not all the kids are at private schools, thank goodness…. and today I really wish none were….
The Three Reasons Never To Send Your Children To Private School
1. The school holidays are FAR too long... honestly, which schools finish on December 1st?? Our school is outdoing itself this year with this super-early finish. It’s terrible, it’s nonsense… how are we supposed to work? To get Christmas sorted out? (I have not done ONE THING to prepare yet.)
2. The school uniforms are stupidly expensive. My Mr9 has a schoolboy’s hat which serves absolutely no purpose other than torturing me. It is constantly disappearing. Why can’t hats be surgically attached to heads? And… it costs $50 each time we replace it… which is approximately the cost of my public school son’s ENTIRE uniform.
3. The kids’ friends live too far away. Local public schools mean local friends, almost everyone will live pretty close to the school. Private schools mean (in my experience) that at least 60% of the pupils live bloody miles away. This means extraordinary long car trips for playdates, sleepovers, parties etc etc It’s a pain and we’re destroying the planet to boot.
So, if you are thinking of starting your children at a private school next year – think again!
Take a hit, loose the deposit, you will end up tens of thousands of dollars ahead in the long run… plus the kids will be at school until almost Christmas and you might have a chance of actually making a few mince pies and stringing up some decorations.
So go on, laugh, laugh loud and long… then book a holiday with all the money you don’t spend on school fees.
You’re quite right, it’s a big mistake for the kids to go private. And yes I really should change schools next year… and yes, I think about that all the time….
Actually I did decide to change the big boys’ school in the January school holidays one year… but that’s another blog post…
Now then, would anyone like to mind the twins for me from approx 2nd – 22nd December?? They are dear little people and they can do simple household jobs.
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