Whether you are French or English, some things never change, especially at the start of the academic year. Basically, as a mum you have to organise the drop-off and the pick-up of your kids. That’s when the nightmare begins. What do you do when they have conflicting timetables, with is the case for two mornings and three afternoons in our case?
Well, you try to find a solution. You talk to other mums to see if you can help each other. You try to find a babysitter for a few hours. I was talking to a friend to explain the situation and the other mum told me:
‘Well, don’t worry, it is only logistics ‘
I am sure that she meant well. However, I am still struggling to understand how such a comment helps.
Maybe she meant that I need to hire a driver? Or let my little one go to school on her own? Or hitch hike?
I will tell you a little secret: I now have a new-found respect of the logistical units in the army.
That said, I don’t have the support of an army to help me. Sigh.
Whoever said that it takes a whole village to raise a child was right.
In the meantime, well, I try to find solutions. You know, stuff that actually works, not useless comments.
What about you, how do you manage?
Muriel – A French Yummy Mummy In London