It was certainly a case of Mum’s the word at a Huddersfield school.
For dozens of them took the chance to go back to school, even if it was only for a day.
And they certainly relished the maths and number challenges they faced when they took to their desks at Mount Pleasant Primary School in Lockwood.
The Mums and Daughters day was the brainchild of deputy head Shahida Ali and went down a storm.
The parents got the chance to take part in lessons and were set their own classroom tasks.
It was part of a series of projects at the school, the largest in Huddersfield with some 630 children, to fully integrate into the community.
Mrs Ali said: “It was an idea to get families involved as much as possible and we had about 50 mums come down.
“We had done a previous event on reading and invited childrens’ fathers along and the theme of the latest one was maths.
“There were all sorts of number challenges for the children and their mums, and they had a lot of fun.
“It is all about making learning fun as well as educational.
“We even had some of the younger children in the Early Years unit doing work in the sandpit and in the water and that was great fun.
“We have always had a good rapport with the community and this was another example”.