How To Get Good Seats At The School Nativity Play

I don’t know about you, but I find there’s something oddly exciting about having a small one in Foundation Year at School, as there are a lot of “firsts” happening at this time of life. First day at school… First end of week meltdown… First school nativity’s… One thing I’ve noticed about School Nativity Plays, apart from how they seem to be both amazing, and super cute, is that they are very popular with parents / any other grown ups. And all these grown ups seem to want to get prime viewing positions (which is fair enough).

But how can you get the good seats at a school nativity play?

Here’s our tips*:

  1. Involve Spy / Friend on the inside who’s paid enough attention to know the quick way in.
  2. Use your Ninja skills to sneak past people.
  3. Invest in some bribe material for the school receptionist. (Chocolate, or alcohol would usually do the trick)
  4. Wear some American football style armor.
  5. Use any PE Equipment / Zip Wire to your advantage.
  6. Stuck at the back of the queue? Get talking to the person in front of you, once conversation starts to die down, get talking to the person in front of where you are now. And repeat…
  7. Walk in while wearing a nativity costume. Enough people may sit far enough away from you, so you end up getting a good seat anyway.
  8. Fly a drone into the school hall, watch nativity via drones camera.
  9. Involve a well placed confused old dear to stand in (other) peoples way.
  10. Sleeping bag. Reserve your place when the school closes the day before.

Any other ideas?

*Obviously if you do any of this, people may look at you oddly / arrange for you to be arrested. Good Luck…

 

Random Ideas for Teacher End of Term Presents

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 a few ideas of what to get your child's teacher as an end of term present. 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.

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The Keep Calm Mug!a few ideas of what to get your child's teacher as an end of term present. 

Yes. Every teacher probably has one of these!

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.

Does your child’s teacher like craft activities?

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?

Stress balls anyone?

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?

Possibly a book like this? 

 

Or you could just get chocolate?

Have you got any ideas?

Alternative Parent Friendly Sports Day

Welcome to the close of the summer term at school. If you have a kid at any sort of school, the chances are they’ve either had, or about to have a school sports day.

There will be parents all over the place cheering on their kids in what ever shape or form, and sometimes – there is a chance for parents to join the sports day fun. Normally this looks like racing each other in some form.

Now I reckon there are other sports that fit the world of parenthood more than a egg and spoon race.

Here are my ideas for parent related sports:

  • The dash home. Triggered by the cry of “I need a wee”, in the appropriate pitch that makes you believe that things are coming out. This sport starts when home is the nearest toilet, but is still seemingly far away. To partake in this sport, simply pick up your Little One in your arms, and dash home quick. The winner is the parent that gets their kid home fastest. (Bonus points if you remain calm even though you believe you’ve been wee’d on.)
  • Midnight Lego Walk. Its dark. You have bare feet. The floor has Lego. Go!
  • The Dash Up. This starts with you downstairs, while the little one is asleep upstairs. The night is peaceful, suddenly peace is interrupted by a blood curdling scream. HOW FAST CAN YOU GET UP THOSE STAIRS? Ready?
  • Confident Cyclist. How much confidence can you show your kid, while shes sat on a random bouncy chair behind you as you cycle. When you brought this bike, you never imagined cycling with a passenger, now is your time NOT to freak about how difficult it is! How far can you cycle without the kid freaking out?
  • Hide the chocolate. This parenting game is a variation of “Hide and Seek” except your hiding, and eating the chocolate before the child finds you…

The above may have been inspired by times that the Little One has kept me on my toes.

What sports do you play?

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