The 5 Faces of Parents’ Evening

Yesterday was Flea’s second parents’ evening of senior school.

I’ve got to be honest. I’d had a good day. The sun was shining and I took some time out, culminating in a 90-minute de-stress treatment at our local spa (HEAVEN). So I was ready to be entertained.

And everyone knows nothing is more entertaining that making your soon-to-be-teen child DIE a thousand deaths of mortification.

So, friends, I present to you – the five faces of parents’ evening. Feel free to create these yourself, by the way. Because let’s face it – parents’ evening can get a bit dull.

Obviously, talking about my gorgeous child for two hours is all well and good, but there’s a lot of standing in line. And small talk. I am TERRIBLE at small talk.

Also, I just feel really sorry for teachers. How many ways are there to tell me that my child really just needs to remember her flippin’ books in the morning? And stop chatting to her mates when she should be working?

To their credit, Flea’s teachers did find multiple ways of saying this. And they also said she’s smart and kind and polite and all the stuff that really matters. So it’s all good.

But my favourite memories of last night won’t be the marks or the compliments or anything like that. It will be the faces I managed to make my child pull by uttering five very simple sentences.

Oh yes.


Face 1: “Is that your boyfriend, then?”  

parents evening


Face 2: “Ooh, that’s your [insert random subject] teacher? He’s hot.” 


Face 3: “Hello Flea’s friend. Your hair looks on fleek.”


Face 4: “Mr K? Didn’t he give you a 3 on your report?”


Face 5: “Oh, I’m so proud of you. Come give me a cuddle.” 



Sally is a full-time blogger and founder of the Tots100, Trips100, Foodies100 and HIBS100 communities, along with the MAD Blog Awards. She spends a bit too much time on the Internet. She’s also a very happy Mum to Flea, the world’s coolest ten year old.

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  1. 2nd March 2017 / 10:50 am

    Aww I love this. I am so nervous about my oldest going to high school. He’s got one year left at primary. Flea’s faces are perfect, such a wonderful kid. Love them and perfectly sums up parents night. What a wee star xx
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  2. 2nd March 2017 / 3:00 pm

    Hahaha love it! I’d quite like to see the five faces you pulled during the course of the evening as well!
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  3. 2nd March 2017 / 9:45 pm

    Pah-ha! I think ‘Is the your boyfriend’ is my favourite. I can’t wait to embarrass my girls like this. It’s, like, my motherly duty, right?!

  4. 3rd March 2017 / 7:53 am

    I love this! I have too mastered the art of embarrassing my child (just by breathing) but also ‘dabbing’ (I think the kids call it) and inappropriate moments. We have parents evening next week … this could be interesting.

    • Sally
      14th March 2017 / 10:08 am

      Some days it’s the only perk.

  5. catherine hooper
    9th March 2017 / 9:18 am

    Ah that’s so cute! My eldest is about to start middle school in september..I know things will change for her..and me!