An observation of a small child in the kitchen…
“Someone” didn’t want to walk home with Daddy.
Until she realised she was tired… and wanted a carry…
I’ve been home all day with the small one.
The Living Room looks like an actual bomb site.
Mrs Sofa left work one minute ago.
Would this work as an excuse for the mess?
After all (when you have a kid), a mess is just evidence of fun right?
Judging from the collective Facebook related screams from various parents. And the state of this households sanity. I’m convinced that Post Christmas Horrific Child Syndrome is a thing.
Post Christmas Horrific Child Syndrome, or PCHC for short is when children of a certain age realise that the presents have dried up, exciting Christmas trips are not a thing any more, and chocolate for breakfast is no longer acceptable.
Basically, Post Christmas Horrific Child Syndrome is when children are trying to accept that normality is slowly returning. This results in behavior that you wouldn’t normally have to deal with. (EG. Screaming “No don’t dance with open scissors!”)
If you are also dealing with PCHC, there is no immediate guidance here. Except of course.
Well, its the end of term. And at least for parents of younger kids, there seems a wondering of what to get their child’s teacher as an “End of Term Thank You” Present. Chocolate seems to be the obvious end of term present, but what if you’d like to get the teacher in your life something a little different?
Here’s a few ideas of what to get your child’s teacher as an end of term present.
(Be warned, some of these ideas may not be particularly sensible, could be a little sweary, and affiliate links are around)
The Teacher Survival Kit
The Teacher Survival Kit is a collection of bits and bobs to say what your child’s teacher, may or may not mean to you.
If nothing else, I guess it might be useful at the start of next year.
But the teacher in your life may not have enough.
Find it on Amazon, and ensure your child’s teacher has yet another one.
A Present For Art Teachers.
Do you know if they like wine? (Well they must have some sort of coping mechanism)
Get some wine markers, and grab a wine glass to use it on.
In fact, you could write your kids name on it… so they are reminded of your little angel everytime they have a drink.
They must love that… right?
Or alternatively, you could grab some personalized wine labels.
And write the apology for your child on their bottle of wine.
An End Of Term Present For Stressed Teachers?
Personally I quite like fidget cubes.
Or… theres The Little Book of Calm.
It even looks calm and small!
Have you got money to spare?
Because who doesn’t want a switch..? (apart from XBox / PS4 gamers?)
A Colouring Book For Teachers?
Do you feel your child’s teacher may like colouring?
Are they secretly really very sarcastic?
Could they be a little sweary when away from school?
Or you could just get chocolate?
Have you got any ideas?
Have you ever watched Bing on Cbeebies, and been amazed at how Flop hasn’t gone mad?
Do you ever need to stop, and think What Would Flop Do?
Perhaps this board will help you remember what saint Flop would do in any particular situation?
When the clocks go back, and you’re a parent, you know – you’re not going to get extra sleep. So what should you do instead with that extra hour?
How do you imagine you will use / did you use that extra hour?
You can almost taste the meat balls…
Its the Summer Holidays. Or (according to the guy on the radio), its when parents realise how underpaid school teachers are. The kids have weeks off school, and you’re there wondering… WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH THEM??
Well I figured I could either write a nice list of summer activities, or I could leave it up to chance, and present the Summer Activity Picker!
Click the wheel below, and it will tell you what activity you should try with your little ones.
Obviously, Dads Sofa isn’t responsible for anything that happens because you’ve tried any of the above, or got confused between activities, or got drank too much wine.
(Dont worry, I know this is a little silly)