ALL THE mothers at the school gate are horrendously competitive about their children’s progress, according to a mother who can think of nothing else.
Eleanor Shaw of Bristol says that she can hardly bring up her son Henry’s Grade IV flute exams without another mum mentioning that she really must look into music lessons, and that it is sickening.
She continued: “It’s every morning. I say Henry’s doing tai chi, they say their kids are still into Pokémon. I say he’s reading Harry Potter all on his own, they brag that their kids are watching the films.
“These mums need to stop treating parenthood as a game and let their little ones enjoy childhood, like Henry does after his personal tutor goes and he gets two hours of free play.
“It’s got to the point where I’m afraid to mention how gifted he is because they’ll just snap back with some passive-aggressive line about theirs being ‘a bit behind’ at maths.”
She added: “It’s so lonely being so far ahead. Now I know how Einstein’s mum felt.”