The Last Minute Sports Day Top

The Last Minute Sports Day Top

We’ve all been there – you’re up to your eyes in work/kids/life and a last minute request from school comes and plops itself on your quivering mountain of life admin. But we thought Katie Emery’s response, which she posted in The Motherload®’s fantastic Facebook group was absolutely bloody brilliant.

She received a request from school to send her child in with a yellow top for sports day practice the following day. This presented Katie with a problem: it was already mid-afternoon, and she was working until 9pm. So she drew (literally) on her ingenuity and created this beauty for her daughter to wear. She posted it in our group with the comment

When the school request the children be wearing their sports day colour top for the practise tomorrow, but also didn’t tell you what colour top they needed until this afternoon. And I’m working until 9pm tonight. Mummy has run out of both patience, and fucks to give.

We’re sure you will agree she totally aced it. The MOLOs loved it with 3.1k reactions and comments.

Nikki said: “Out of order from school. that’s too last minute. You, on the other hand, are all sorts of awesome!!!”

Samantha commentedWe’ve just been told the same thing! this is deffo getting done for sports day”

The most popular comment was simply “genius!”

Katie then posted another photo of her daughter who had been sent home in a yellow t-shirt, commenting “Well MOLOs – a miracle has occurred. I sent her to school in the ‘I am a yellow t shirt’ t shirt. And it would appear the marker has run because shes come home in a completely yellow top!”

We asked Katie what her teacher’s reaction was and she told us “I have no idea unfortunately, she goes running in as soon as the doors open and doesn’t want me going in with her.  She came home wearing a different top (yellow!) though so I suspect they may have taken it in the deeply sarcastic manner it was intended”

We hope they loved the joke as much as we did. Katie, you’re a MOLO legend.

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Image credits: The Motherload®/Katie Emery

Alison McGarragh-Murphy

Alison McGarragh-Murphy writes and edits stuff for The Motherload, and is also a radio producer and broadcast journalist, a mum of two and a wife of one. Since becoming a mother she has (mostly) gladly swapped a busy social life of gigs, pubs, art galleries and museums for dancing in the kitchen, drinking on the sofa, finger painting and hanging out at the park. She talks incessantly about not having slept for five years. Follow Alison on Twitter @BertaFanta and on Facebook @ammblogs

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