Tonight is parents evening at Molly's school. At which we shall sit down, have a nice chat with her teacher and agree that our daughter is:
A credit to us,
Well liked by all,
Pretty much guaranteed to do well whichever secondary school she picks
Great at Literacy,
Not quite so great at Maths.
Then we shall spend the last 5 minutes of the parents evening slot chatting about other stuff.
I'm certainly not saying that parents evening is a complete waste of time, and certainly there are some parents who really need to go to them and really need to be told the complete truth about their little darlings. But quite often, most of the parents who need to go to parents evening don't turn up because they can't be bothered, because they are crap parents and that's why their offspring is a troublesome oik in the first place.
Still, always nice to have a chat with Molly's teacher.