I reckon that all parents get one free pass with their kids. An opportunity to make a howler that hopefully won’t cost too much in therapy when they are older. Like the time my mum sent my brother and me back to school ONE DAY EARLY. Yes, we were stood at the bus stop, wondering why there was nobody else there in uniform until a school friend rode by on his bike and gave us a funny look. Then the penny dropped.
Yesterday was “give a quid to charity and wear your own clothes to school day”. My free pass has gone. Only ten more years without putting a foot wrong…….