Stop whining and act like parents, not teenagers

The kids are back at school and, like my eldest, many children have moved from primary to secondary.

Tuesday, 20th September 2016, 6:01 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 2:18 pm
Bake Off judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry

What dramas there have been.

In Kent the police were even called to a school after 50 kids were reportedly turned away on the first day because their uniform didn’t conform to school regulations.

There was the standard picture in the papers the next day of parents and children, all seeing who could win the ‘I’ve got a really sad face’ competition.

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One of the parents was even complaining that her daughter was made to bite her false nails off!

Why on earth is a 12-year-old girl wearing false nails to school anyway?

Another parent was moaning that her daughter didn’t want to wear baggy trousers.

Well, unfortunately in life we have to do things we don’t want to do.

Why is it so difficult for these parents just to buy the correct uniform?

The schools provide uniform lists and even pictures for those who have trouble following simple instructions, so there’s no excuse.

It’s just lazy parenting. These people need to get a grip, stop whining and start acting like parents and not teenagers!

What sort of example are they setting their kids?

You can always guarantee that these whingers are the kind who have more kitchen appliances dumped in their overgrown front garden than in their actual kitchen.

Yes, I wasn’t particularly happy about having to pay out for all the different bits of uniform. It’s expensive, but when you send your child to a school you agree to their rules.

Sending your kids into school in a pair of Primark leggings isn’t really giving them the best start.

It’s not difficult to put them in the correct clothing.

Imagine how much more these parents would moan if it was like the old days when you turned up to PE without the correct kit at your peril. Someone ended up shuffling his chubby frame around the sports hall in just his pants and an old pair of trainers three sizes too big!


It seemed like most of the country went into meltdown after it was announced that the Great British Bake Off was moving to Channel 4.

No doubt we’ll see plenty of spin-offs now it’s moving – how about Great British Bake Off On Benefits and Great British Gyspy Bake Off for starters?

On Twitter, one lady vented her anger at what the BBC spends on Match of the Day.

She pointed out this was a programme watched mostly by men, while GBBO is watched mainly by women.

It produced a fantastic response from one man.

He replied – and I quote: ‘Have you ever seen a Victoria sponge bend one into the top bin from 30 yards in the 94th minute away from home?’

There really is no answer to that.


So, the silly season is upon us.

A Jason Parsons from Cardiff claims to have filmed Britain’s very own Bigfoot up in the hills in North Wales.

Some footage it is too. Have you seen it?

In an age when everyone manages to get clear footage of everything on their cameraphones, it looks like he filmed it with a potato.

No prizes for guessing that Parsons is a Bigfoot enthusiast. Strange that.

UFO enthusiasts always see UFOs, Nessie hunters see the Loch Ness monster and supernatural enthusiasts see ghosts floating down the stairs.

And the strangest thing of all?

Out of all these nut jobs, not one of them ever has a decent camera between them.

I wonder why not?