I had one of Isobel's school friends and her Mum over today, I like the Mum and Isobel and her friend get on well although Izzy tends to be a bit crazy when she's with her.
Briefly, Isobel goes to a private girls school, she is about to start her second year and will be a year 1, she is 5. There are 18 girls in her class. Her first year was hard, I have mentioned it in my blog before but she really played up at school and I had many meetings and almost daily feedback about how bad her behaviour was. She is a challenging child to be fair but we've never had these kind of issues at home or at her pre-school. She is very bright, I think that the school give lots of mixed messages and Isobel was basically trying to on. Her last term was better, her behaviour seemed much better. Isobel won her form award for attainment, there are 18 in the class and 2 others won awards too.
So the mother, Claire came today. She has met with a few of the mothers over the holidays. I have to say that I like this mother, she is much more realistic than many of the mothers at the school.
She told me today that the mothers weren't happy about Isobel winning the award, they felt that her behaviour wasn't good enough and what kind of message did this send to their girls.
She then went on to tell me that another mother had asked her if Isobel was having extra reading lessons (apparently rumour has it that she does) Claire replied that as far as she knew she wasn't and finds it hard to believe that she would need them as Isobel's reading is a year ahead of her class (not quite sure how she knows this but it is correct)
A few other things were said about what some of the mothers said about other mothers/pupils and I'm really really really annoyed. So annoyed that I don't even want to eat which is unheard of for me!
I wouldn't mind if they were being bitchy about me but they're saying stuff about a 5 year old girl, my 5 year old girl and I want to punch all of them!
Izzy goes back to school on Thursday, I am dreading it, I don't want to see any of these woman, obviously I know that I need to be civil to them and attend their daughters parties but I really really don't want to.
I don't need any advice, I am just astounded about how nasty and jealous these grown woman are being. I needed to write it all down before I explode or cry.