WhatsApp groups for parents of children in primary schools across Swansea have officially broken up for the summer holidays.

For the next six weeks, parents will have to find new ways to occupy themselves for two hours a day without having conversations with other parents who won't speak to them when they see them in the yard.

Theresa Connell from Loughor said: "I'm going to really miss checking what everyone else's children are going to wear to school. I'm always unsure, but I maintain you can't really go wrong with a cagoule.

"The last day was fun though, about ten parents were asking if it was non school uniform day then we all had a really long exchange about why it wasn't non school uniform day. It was a strong way to end the year and I can tell everyone enjoyed it."

Pete Bowen from West Cross added: "Things were a bit competitive this week because we all wanted to contribute more than everyone else for the teacher's present.

"It was like a friendly auction for a group of passive aggressive individuals who pretend to be friends but quietly judge each other. I'm not sure what the teacher will spend her £218.82 vouchers on in Homebase, but let's face it she's got plenty of time to decide."

Cheryl Gray from Dunvant said: "I would get separation anxiety but me and some of the more popular parents have set up a WhatsApp subgroup.

"It's really important that we maintain a forum where we can slag off other parents and hilariously keep asking each other if it's too early for wine."

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