Parent WhatsApp groups

These days Metropolis parents often find themselves in WhatsApp groups. Why do they exist? Why are they encouraged? Who starts them and for what purpose? Why would you want to be in a group with 25 to 50 parents, some of them Über-parents. How do people even have time for this or better why do they make time for this? Forgotten PE kits, misplaced items of clothing, yet another birthday party, cake sales to fund whatever the government should be paying for. And the worst thing about them, you can’t just sneak out. There will be a public shaming as if you are neglecting your child. Let’s face it, most of the parents would not speak to each other if they didn’t have kids in the same class. Hm, let me overthink this …

#parenting #whatsappgroups
#observationsfromthemetropolis #felicityfauxpas

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