Reasons why I am an Evil Mother, Part 2

Maths Camp
I am an evil parent. 

A week or so back, we were invited to go on a very lovely weekend press trip. I could have told my daughter about it right away. But where would be the fun in that? 

So instead, I told her we were going on a really fun, super exciting trip to MATHS CAMP. 

At first she didn't believe me. But once I'd taught her the official Maths Camp song she started to believe I was actually serious. It's a great song, too: 

Maths Camp, we're going to Maths Camp

We're going to have such fun, fun, fun 

Maths Camp, we're going to Maths Camp

And we'll do hard sums, sums, sums 

Poetic, I am sure you'll agree. And as you can see from the photo above, Flea was pretty psyched about Maths Camp.

Anyway, last Friday morning, disgustingly early, we arrived at St Pancras Station where I broke the news that, actually, we weren't going to be going to Maths Camp after all. As you can see, she took the news pretty hard. 



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. 9th November 2011 / 1:04 pm

    Oh bless her! I love this!! You were so good at keeping it from her! I was practically bursting the minute I was invited 😉

  2. 9th November 2011 / 1:07 pm

    aaaw she is too stinking cute!

  3. 9th November 2011 / 1:17 pm

    How amazing, and what a great reaction. How did you keep that secret?

  4. Carly
    9th November 2011 / 2:36 pm

    You are a stronger person than me! SO hilarious and LOVE her reaction! 😀

  5. 9th November 2011 / 2:58 pm

    I know but it was worth it when I saw how surprised she was – bless her.

  6. 9th November 2011 / 2:59 pm

    Because it was so MUCH fun singing the Maths Camp song all week and watching her slowly get taken in…?

  7. 9th November 2011 / 3:00 pm

    Arf. I don’t think I’ve been hugged that much in quite a while!

  8. 9th November 2011 / 3:32 pm

    I am SO pleased you videoed that – what a great reaction 🙂

  9. Diane
    9th November 2011 / 3:45 pm

    Evil… or brilliant?

  10. 9th November 2011 / 4:06 pm

    Awwwwww…….. it made me really smile to see all that joy 🙂

  11. 9th November 2011 / 7:51 pm

    Bad Mummmy! Great Vlogger though 😉 I’m quite excited just looking at the video, how over the top would I get if I actually went – hope (no, know) she had the time of her life!

  12. 9th November 2011 / 8:51 pm

    She’s so cute! Lovely reaction 🙂 and I admire your willpower in keeping up the pretence all week!

  13. 9th November 2011 / 9:15 pm

    oh what a great way to break the news!! bet you had such a fab time!

  14. TheBoyandMe
    9th November 2011 / 10:54 pm

    Oh bless her, I just laughed along with her, and now I find myself crying! I hope she had a fantastic time!

  15. 9th November 2011 / 11:08 pm

    Shame about missing Maths camp though – maybe you can do that next weekend. (btw – I teared up a bit when watching her hear the good news)

  16. 9th November 2011 / 11:24 pm

    I can commit to evil acts, it’s true.

  17. 9th November 2011 / 11:24 pm

    We really did, it was a wonderful weekend.

  18. 9th November 2011 / 11:25 pm

    I’ve told her we can always do maths camp any weekend she chooses. She looked at me like I was bonkers.

  19. 11th November 2011 / 2:13 am

    You are definitely not an evil mom, your daughter looks really cute with that hair!

  20. 13th November 2011 / 12:08 am

    Vun De Ba!
    Hope you had a superb time x

  21. 19th November 2011 / 11:21 pm

    Awww! This SO reminds me of when I took my daughter there for Christmas. She was about the same age as Flea is now, and it was magical! Of course, we only lived up the road in Paris at the time, and she was actually born in Lagny which is just round the corner from Disney anyway… but it was no less magical for that. I just love Flea’s face when she found out. Brilliant!