Today was the most nerve racking day. ever.
Today I was trying to register my son into (a very good) school.
He is not even 2 years old but I was told I was already very late in registering him…for a 2013! (and I got confirmation when I noticed other mums brining in their 2..months old baby to register!). Getting your child into a great and local School is already a big challenge, so when you already start with a bit of a disadvantage, you absolutely have to give it your best!
And our best meant:
1. Going there both my husband and myself. To show our intense commitment to the schooling of the Little Man. We decided to invest some time into this even if it meant working late and early on D Day to compensate (for me) and taking a half day off (for Hubby).
2. Being in time. We left early (30min before the appointment despite living 5mins away from the school). We then made the most by drinking’s one much needed Coffee (Hubby) and
eating wolfing cookies (me) to calm those nerves (ah any excuse would be to feed those sugar cravings).
3. Briefing each other on key messages. About us (highlights of our CV), about our expectations (do the best of the best for the Little Man). After reviewing each’s others strengths and opportunities, we unanimously decided I would do the talking (and the smiling).
4. Dressing to impress. Hubby decided to wear his best suit (I loved it!). For me the brief was not as straightforward.
I wanted my outfit to basically i) inspire professionalism (a responsible working mum should inspire trust no?), ii) be kind of cute (I need my confidence to help me go through this), iii) protect me from freezing (!) and iv) be me (no power suits allowed).
So I basically picked my ideal “uniform” that not only tick the above boxes BUT also make me feel comfortable in my
- My favourite Ball dress – COS
- Dark Beige Jacket – Zara
- High Heels Platform Ankle Boots – Aldo
- Trusted Wooly Scarve – GAP
- Opaque Black tights – Tabio
- Fave Grey coat – Paul & Joe
- Big bag – Mulberry
And added in my own mini-spin by coordinating my bow rubber bracelet with my ankle boots shoe detail – thoughtful, no?
All was going wonderfully well…until we spotted the other mummies, in their leggings and Uggs (the absolute uniform when you have to carry around 2 months old babies!) and Hubby very helpfully commented ” do you think you might be over dressed?”
Mmm. I am fine thank you.